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WELCOME! :) I am a 2nd grade teacher that has a SUNNY and ever so BRIGHT passion for learning! My resources are those that I use in my own classroom. So, I can say with great confidence that these items are elementary tested..and approved! I have a variety of educational resources that vary in content and use. Please check them out...you will not be disappointed!

WELCOME! :) I am a 2nd grade teacher that has a SUNNY and ever so BRIGHT passion for learning! My resources are those that I use in my own classroom. So, I can say with great confidence that these items are elementary tested..and approved! I have a variety of educational resources that vary in content and use. Please check them out...you will not be disappointed!
MINIONS! Literacy Centers

MINIONS! Literacy Centers

Looking to launch the perfect Minion unit? This set of six literacy activities will work perfectly in your curriculum! Allow your students to explore the five various literacy activities: + ABC Order + Minion Word Making + Spin a Sentence + Roll a Rhyme with Kevin + MINION Mix of Nouns + Despicable Synonyms Your students will surely LOVE these fun and interactive activities! Enjoy! :)
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Cool Blue Cat Literacy Centers!

Cool Blue Cat Literacy Centers!

Looking to launch the perfect Pete the Cat unit? This set of five literacy activities will work perfectly in your curriculum! Allow your students to explore the five various literacy activities: + ABC Order + Pete's Noun Scavenger Hunt + Making Words + Roll a Rhyme with Pete + Pete's Antonym and Synonym Buttons Your students will surely LOVE these fun and interactive activities! Enjoy! :)
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Harry Potter Themed Writing Paper

Harry Potter Themed Writing Paper

This product is perfect for a Harry Potter Reading Unit or those Harry Potter fanatics in your classroom! It includes 5 chevron, Potter-inspired thematic papers with character clip art! Your kids will love, LOVE these papers! Enjoy!
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Question & Hypothesis Match

Question & Hypothesis Match

Struggling with teaching questions and hypothesis? I've created this sort-match game that requires students to determine whether a statement is a question or a hypothesis. Then they must match the corresponding statements. After this your students will absolutely questions and hypotheses as they relate to the scientific process! Enjoy! :)
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Research Note Taking Tool

Research Note Taking Tool

Looking for a straight-forward, easy to use tool for your students to record research findings? This simple research outline is the perfect find for you! You may use this research and note-taking resource for a variety of different projects...simply have your students write the topic in the topic box and Viola! Research made easy!! Enjoy! :)
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Procedural & How to Writing Organizer

Procedural & How to Writing Organizer

Use this graphic organizer to introduce procedural and how to writing strategies. I chose to use this in my classroom for my students to practice writing the "procedures" portion of lab reports.
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Measuring with Feet: An Interactive Notebook Activity

Measuring with Feet: An Interactive Notebook Activity

If you're in the business to launch the right activity to introduce measurement with inches and centimeters this is the perfect product for you! Students measure different objects around the classroom with rulers...objects that include THEIR OWN FEET! Kids truly enjoy this activity and love comparing the lengths of their feet! Included in this product is... + A supply and how to guide page + Pictures of final product + A measurement recording sheet ENJOY! :)
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Finger Print Record Sheet

Finger Print Record Sheet

Create a mystery in your classroom! Use these finger print record sheets to investigate all the unique finger prints out there! Students could paste this sheet into a science journal! Have fun!! :)
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BAM! A Super-Hero Craft!

BAM! A Super-Hero Craft!

This craft is perfect for anything super-hero themed! There are several craft templates, making it simple to run off copies for your class...ART MADE EASY! I originally created this super-hero craft for a family reading night sponsored by our school. My students created a piece of figurative language to go along with their super-hero...as that was what we were working on in class... Your students are sure to LOVE this fun and creative craft! Have fun and ENJOY! :)
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MINE-CRAFT MANIA! Literacy Centers

MINE-CRAFT MANIA! Literacy Centers

Looking to launch the perfect Mine-craft unit? This set of six literacy activities will work perfectly in your curriculum! Allow your students to explore the five various literacy activities: + ABC Order + Mine-craft Making Words + Spin a Sentence with verbs and adjectives + Roll a Rhyme with Steve + Write the Room + Mine-craft Antonyms Your students will surely LOVE these fun and interactive activities! Enjoy! :)
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School Rules: No David! Writing activity & Craft

School Rules: No David! Writing activity & Craft

The start of the school year is a stressful time! If you're looking for an engaging and memorable way for your students to learn your class or school-wide rules I have the answer for you! No David! is a children's book loved by many! Read aloud No David! or David Goes to school prior to this activity and as a class brainstorm the importance of class and school-wide rules. Use this activity as a follow-up writing activity, craft, and bulletin board display for the start of the school year!! This product includes: + A supply list + A prep and to do list complete with pictures of the final product + A cute half page writing activity + David craft templates Enjoy! :)
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Cool Cat Behavior Clip Chart

Cool Cat Behavior Clip Chart

Managing classroom & student behavior can be a daunting task. Why not manage effortlessly and in style?? This Pete the Cat inspired behavior clip chart is the perfect addition to any classroom. The eye catching designs will surely motivate your students toward positive behavior and give your room a flash of style that your students will surely appreciate! Included are 6 behavior posters accompanied with a construction manual and supply list. ENJOY!!! :)
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Task Card Rubric & Checklist

Task Card Rubric & Checklist

I often times use task cards as a reader's response entry when introducing a new topic! A way in which I assess these task card entries is through this Task Card Rubric and Student Checklist. My students know the requirements of reader's response entries. They are asked to use the student checklist before turning in their work to ensure they took the right steps! After turning the response in I use the rubric to evaluate their task card reading response entries. This works great for me!!! Enjoy! :)
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Lab Report Summary Graphic Organizer

Lab Report Summary Graphic Organizer

I've created this Common Core, Lucy Calkins aligned lab report summary graphic organizer! It's lab reports made easy!! Included is a student-friendly graphic organizer that helps students to organize their thoughts. In addition there is a student assessment checklist that makes sure students are following through with the report requirements. Enjoy!!
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I Spy Descriptive Writing Activity

I Spy Descriptive Writing Activity

Hi all! Ever feel like getting your students to put out descriptive and detailed writing is like pulling teeth? I have the answer! This fun writing activity will motivate students to write like there's no tomorrow! The activity is called "I spy with my little eye." Many are familiar with this game, however, in this case it's a writing activity. Students are to describe in detailed writing a noun that they pull from a bag. Once students have written, they present their writing to their classmates. Their peers are given an opportunity to guess the noun that the student has described. With packet includes: - The cute writing paper - The student writing prompts (list of nouns that students pull from the bag) Your kids will LOVE this engaging activity. Have fun!!!
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Math At Your Seat Games

Math At Your Seat Games

I've created a pack of independent math games students may play quietly at their seats. You may choose to use these games for early finishers or you may want choose to incorporate these interactive math activities into your math workshop framework. The math workshop framework I use includes a "Math at your Seat" rotation. This means that students must work with math independently at their desks. These games encourage students to stay focused and engaged while I'm working with small groups. This packet includes: - A suggested use page - Game instructions page for each game - In & Out (practicing addition, subtraction and or multiplication) - The Race to Fill Space (practicing arrays/area) - Card Equation (practicing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and or division)
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Valentine's Day Fact & Opinion Task Cards

Valentine's Day Fact & Opinion Task Cards

I've created this fact and opinion practice to work nicely as a reader's workshop daily 5 station activity in addition to resources for a mini lesson. This set includes: 16 valentine's day themed fact & opinion task cards A notebook fold-able Mini Posters for a fact & opinion anchor chart Clue words that help distinguish facts from opinions The cute task cards look great printed in both color and gray-scale. ENJOY!! :)
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Teaching Inferring & Schema!

Teaching Inferring & Schema!

Looking to discuss those higher order thinking skills in a unique and creative way? I have the answer for you! This product includes instruction regarding inferring and using schema in the classroom. Teach these concepts in a rather non-traditional way...using trash cans and lint rollers! This packet includes 2 mini-lesson concepts that cover inferring and schema with the following resources: + A how to, supply, and instruction page for teaching trash can inferring + Trash can inferring recording sheets + A mini-anchor chart regarding Making Inferences + A how to, supply, and instruction page for teaching lint rolling schema + Schema strips..with the option to add your own + Schema roller graphic for independent practice This is an engaging and interactive way to talk about these more difficult skills...have fun and enjoy!
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Author's Purpose Sort

Author's Purpose Sort

Use this resource as a workshop station or a whole class practice activity. After reading the prompts students cut and paste the paragraphs into the appropriate author's purpose category on the following sheet. Enjoy! :)
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Month Long Literacy Centers: Autumn Pumpkins

Month Long Literacy Centers: Autumn Pumpkins

Wanting to integrate various content areas into your reading block in a fun way? Science, grammar, and math? I have the answer for you! I have created a literacy center product made to last a month long... WAIT...a month? Yes... a month! Make copies and prep this center station to last 4 weeks long! Talk about a time saver! This month long literacy center is designed for the month of November (or the fall time) as the activities are pumpkin themed. However, they may be implemented at any time throughout the school year! ***************************************************************************** PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE 6 LITERACY CENTERS ACCOMPANIED BY A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR MONTH LONG USE ***************************************************************************** This product includes the following: + A step by step how to guide to implement the month long literacy center framework + A non-fiction reading response + Synonym/Antonym pumpkin patch + Pumpkin life cycle cut & paste + Trash or treasure spelling activity with pumpkin words + Pumpkin seed contraction practice + Pumpkin KABOOM! math game serving as a bonus activity ENJOY! :)
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Main Idea Cheeseburger Reading Response

Main Idea Cheeseburger Reading Response

Looking to take a break from the traditional letter writing reading response? This is a perfect solution! Have your students engage in a creative and unique approach to understanding the main idea of a text through an interactive reading response. This product includes a suggested use page in addition to cheeseburger pieces. Enjoy! :)
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