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Top 3 Benchmark Advance High-Frequency Word Practice Center Activities You Need to Know

Benchmark Advance High-Frequency Word Practice Today, we’ll explore leveraging centers in your classroom, specifically focusing on Benchmark Advance high-frequency word practice through fun and interactive activities. In the bustling room of a second-grade classroom, where the days are filled with boundless energy and eager minds, finding the perfect balance between engaging activities and focused learning...

4 Simple & Fun Cinco de Mayo Activities for Students

Easy Cinco de Mayo Activities for Students Cinco de Mayo offers a wonderful opportunity to introduce children to Mexican culture, history, and traditions. Many Mexican Americans and Americans celebrate this holiday, so educating your students about the culture will help them have an accurate view of the holiday and allow them to appreciate it appropriately....

Spring Math Activities You Need for Extra Classroom Fun

Spring Math Activities with a Read-Aloud! 🌸🐰As the days grow longer and the scent of blooming flowers fills the air, an exciting tale perfectly captures the essence of springtime joy— “How to Catch the Easter Bunny,” and spring math activities. This story is a colorful read-aloud, and it’s a celebration of creativity, imagination, and the...

Engaging St. Patrick’s Day Math Activities for 2nd Grade

Fun Filled St. Patrick’s Day Math Activities Teachers can provide many over-the-top fun activities during classroom holidays, like St. Patrick’s Day, from crafts to room transformations. But by March, spring break is looming, and it is just too much to ask a teacher to facilitate leprechaun traps and the messy cleanup (although that is a...

Unlock Arrays in Math for Every 2nd Grader’s Growth

The gateway to multiplication, the foundation to finding area…I introduce to you…ARRAYS IN MATH! And let me just say that students LOVE arrays and you can spice up an array lesson with colorful manipulatives and repeated addition… you won’t find a more fun time than this! Importance of Arrays in Math Prerequisite Skills: Equal groups:...

Repeated Addition in the 2nd grade Classroom

In 2nd grade, repeated addition isn’t a standalone standard in the Common Core State Standards for Math. It is a hidden gem in 2.OA.4 and it is described as, “…an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.” If that doesn’t sound like poetry, I don’t know what does. (excuse my inner...

Back to School Night: An Easy Teacher Guide

Back to school night comes once a year, and Pinterest is full of elaborate back to school night ideas. But if you’re anything like me, I’m still rushing around putting the finishing touches on my classroom, and too busy to put extra time into an elaborate back to school night set-up.  Here is my guide...

Sell on Teachers Pay Teachers

There are 5 major things that happened when I learned how to sell on Teachers Pay Teachers. Sure it was overwhelming at first, but these 5 things helped me get on track to building a successful business and they can do the same for you! 1. I got my creativity back Do you feel creative...

5 Ways to Practice Counting Money in 2nd Grade

Spring time brings flowers, rain showers and counting money in 2nd grade. My students can’t contain themselves when they see the glistening silver and copper coins. There is just something about handling those fake plastic coins that stirs the excitement to learn how to count money in 2nd grade. Tooth Fairy Coin Match: Get those...

THE BEGINNING

Last spring, I planted some flowers by my front door. Now…you may not know me very well yet, but the fact that I thought I could grow flowers in my garden is laughable. I’ve killed every houseplant that has had the unfortunate pleasure of crossing my thresh hold. But I thought I’d try my black...

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