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pirate unit

Pirate Unit

Pirates are so much fun! At the end of the year my team always does a whole pirate unit. The kids have so much fun and don’t even realize they are doing work.  It lasts about two weeks and the kids write everyday. It’s amazing to see them grow in

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Teacher Appreciation gifts

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

I received some great Teacher Appreciation gifts last week. I got some great gift cards, flowers, relaxing bag of soaps, and balloons. It was by far the best Teacher Appreciation week I have ever had. I had one parent that really made my week. I thought I would share what

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Earth Day Literacy Activities

Earth Day is April 22nd! I love teaching Earth Day with some of my favorite children’s books. My favorite book to use for Earth Day is The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. This iconic book teaches students the importance of taking care of our earth. Dr. Seuss wrote this book long before

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research project

Research Project

It’s  time for our research project! I teach second grade and we spend six weeks on research. This year our second graders are researching people. I let the kids pick the person they wanted. Our school has a subscription to PebbleGo. It is perfect for this age group. The kids

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brain break activities

Brain Breaks

Brain breaks are something new that I began this year, and it has been so helpful! Our schedule is so jam-packed that I feel like we just go from one subject to another and rush to get everything in.  Do you feel like this too? I know it is exhausting for

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scavenger hunt

Math Word Problems Scavenger Hunt Eggs

Math word problems are always so difficult for 2nd graders. My kids do not like working on them and I am always looking for something to keep them interested. We did an Easter egg word problem scavenger hunt last week. I made 12 colorful eggs with all different types of

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