Second Grade End of the Year Mega Math Review

Hi everyone! I am super excited that so many awesome teacher authors have donated to my Milestone Giveaway. It ends tonight at midnight so be sure to hop over here and enter. You can win a Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener and/or one of 6 terrific prize packs: PreK, K and Grade 1, Grades 4 and Up, Grades 2-3 Math, Grades 2-3 LA., Clip Art, and Winners Choice (where you can win your choice of an item from 10 shops!). Sorry, this giveaway has ended!


Also, I worked my tail off the last couple weeks because I wanted to create a thorough end of the year math review pack that I could use with my second graders, and hey, maybe some of you could benefit from it too. Here's how I set it up. I looked at all of the 2nd Grade CCSS for Math, looked at our Everyday Math program, and put together activities that address almost every single standard! (and secret tip - it's on sale for 50% for the first 48 hours - only $5.50!) Here's a lil' collage I made to show the main covers and some of the inside covers.
(Clicking on any image brings you to the item at my TPT store. To see it at Teachers Notebook, click here)

Second Grade End of the Year  Mega Math Review: Tons of great activities for the end of the year including telling time, money, arrays, ballpark estimates and much more!


Second Grade End of the Year  Mega Math Review: Tons of great activities for the end of the year including telling time, money, arrays, ballpark estimates and much more!

Sorry, I am not that great at collages, but you get the idea. Here are a few sample pages from some of those activities.
Second Grade End of the Year  Mega Math Review: Tons of great activities for the end of the year including telling time, money, arrays, ballpark estimates and much more!




I included some measuring task cards.
Second Grade End of the Year  Mega Math Review: Tons of great activities for the end of the year including telling time, money, arrays, ballpark estimates and much more!




Making change is challenging, but it is in Everyday Math so I included some task cards for those.
Arrays are important as an introduction to multiplication and are in those CCSS so I included several things with arrays, including Task Cards.
Second Grade End of the Year  Mega Math Review


Second Grade End of the Year  Mega Math Review: Tons of great activities for the end of the year including telling time, money, arrays, ballpark estimates and much more!


We worked on this at the beginning of the year and while it may seem easy, my guys need some review. In particular, we haven't been using some of this vocabulary in a while ("numerals", "expanded form" ) so their memory on what they mean is a little rusty.  I have some HUGE Harry Potter fans this year so I thought they would like this theme (thanks to Thistlegirl Designs)!




Second Grade End of the Year  Mega Math Review: Tons of great activities for the end of the year including telling time, money, arrays, ballpark estimates and much more!


Ballpark estimates- my class got really good at these, in thanks to another packet I made earlier in the year, but we can use some reviewing! I made this cut and glue activity


Story problems and addition and subtraction are big in the CCSS so I have some cut and glue practice both for "easier" 1 digit numbers and also for 2 digits, with regrouping.
Second Grade End of the Year  Mega Math Review

We worked on decomposing numbers in the fall so I have a I have Who Has Game in here as a refresher.
Second Grade End of the Year  Mega Math Review


Second Grade End of the Year  Mega Math ReviewFinally, I love odd and even, so I included these Fishy task cards!
Now, I didn't show you every single type of activity that is included because you'd be snoozing, but you can see a couple others in this collage:
Second Grade End of the Year  Mega Math Review: Tons of great activities for the end of the year including telling time, money, arrays, ballpark estimates and much more!


I also set it up so each section is preceded by a page that tells you exactly what CCSS standard(s) are addressed by the next activity or activities.

Second Grade End of the Year  Mega Math Review: Tons of great activities for the end of the year including telling time, money, arrays, ballpark estimates and much more!

Sometimes, you just need some easy, no prep printables so I included them, too. You can use them for homework, daily practice, and/or maybe assessment.
Second Grade End of the Year  Mega Math Review: Tons of great activities for the end of the year including telling time, money, arrays, ballpark estimates and much more!


You want the nitty gritty? There are 123 pages in a pdf, and I also inluded a separate pdf with just the answer keys for those who want them. There is so much in it, it will usally be $11, but its 50% off for the first 48 hours, Here is what I have in the table of contents.

Included:
Addition and Subtraction Story Problems Cut and Glue
2 Digit Addition and Subtraction Task Cards
Composing and Decomposing Numbers Check
Aargh! Pirate Themed Double Digit Addition and Subtraction Task Cards
Composing and Decomposing Numbers I Have Who Has Game
Spring 2 Rule Frames and Arrows
2 Digit Addition Problem Printables 
Getting Fishy with Even Steven and Odd Todd Flash Cards 
Odds and Evens Practice Printable
Array Cut and Glue
Place Value Cut and Glue
Counting Check Printables
Potions and Place Value Task Cards
Place Value Pictures and Place Value Check Printables
Story Problems with Part-Part-Total and Quantity-Quantity-Difference Problems
Symmetry Printable 
3-D Shape Match
Ballpark Estimate Printable
Get it in the Ballpark Ballpark Estimate Cut and Glue
Telling Time Practice Printables
Making Change Task Cards
Money Word Problem Practice Printable
Number Line Practice Printable
Measuring Task Cards
Penguin Graphing
Line Plot Practice
Shell Graphing
Thermometer Practice
End of the Year Practice Printables



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Homework - A Personal Reflection from a Teacher - Plus Milestones Giveaway Continues


Homework!
As a teacher, I am always thinking about homework: what to give, how much, what format, how will students turn it in/show they did it, when to give it and so on. I have tried many different things over the years I taught second grade and I'd love to share some of my experience with you and hear your ideas for assigning and managing homework.



Now, whether or not we as teachers feel that homework is a good idea, most of us are required to give some kind of homework. When I first started teaching, I gave one or two nightly homework assignments and a weekly reading log. I determined what the homework was and I usually had it go along with whatever we were learning.  The students turned in their folders each morning and at some point I went through the folders, took out the homework, and checked off on a master list who had turned their homework in. I believe at some point I also had a poster on the wall tracking homework completion - you know - where you write all of the students' names and place a sticker in their row to show they turned it in.

 My second year of teaching I was at a new school and right away, I was told not to display anything that showed any student information at all, even whether homework was turned in or not. Oops! Got rid of that poster. At this school, I only worked with one other second grade teachers and when she heard I collected the homework folders and emptied them myself she was like, "No, no! You have wayyy too much to do already. Second graders are old enough to open their folders, take their papers out and put them in a homework bin". Sure enough, even though some kiddos needed reminding or to actually open their folders in front of me, they got their homework out themselves and turned it in.

At the second school, I got used to working closely with this other teacher. We pretty much taught the same lessons and used the same exact materials for everything, including homework. I moved schools once again and this time, there were SEVEN other second grade teachers. It was a drastic change. I was back to being independent and planning my own homework. At some point, I found out some teacher did homework packets. I was like, "Tell me all about it!" and I decided to switch over to that. You know-reading log on the front and a few other activities stapled together, sent home on Monday, due on Friday. I did that for many years but became frustrated with a) having these huge homework packets come in all at once which were bears to correct and b) kids who sometimes forgot homework got pretty penalized because if homework is only due weekly and there are say 10 weeks in a term, if they forgot 3 times, that is 70%. I wondered how it might go if I switched to daily homework. Then there might be 35-40 opportunities for kiddos to turn homework and if they forgot 6 or 7 times (which to me seems like a lot) ends up being somewhere around 80%.

So now I am using a one page reading log on which the kiddos also write their individual spelling words that goes home on Wednesday (annoying- I am not a fan of this schedule but I went with the majority of teachers) and is due on Tuesday. The reading log has activities for up to 5 nights of reading. It has varied throughout the year but the beginning of the year had activities like "Write one sentence about what you read" and "Draw a picture or write a sentence for your favorite part" to now they are finding events in the story to show cause and effect, completing main idea and details webs and more! Wow! Then Monday-Thursday nights I send home one page of homework. Probably at least 50% of the time it is math, maybe a little more. I also send home spelling homework especially if the words are tough that week and vocab homework, science homework, grammar, and so on. Just depends on what I think we need to work on most.


I tell the parents that nightly homework sheet should take 10-15 minutes max to complete and if their child is not done after that long to either stop and leave the rest blank and send it in so I know, or contact me to let me know.


Additionally, a few years ago the first and second grade teachers decided to change how they dealt with homework. We collect it, look at it, see if there is anything to be concerned with, and put it aside but we do not correct every single problem and return all the homework papers. Homework we put aside can be used as a model to show other students an exemplar, or to look over with parents at a conference. It has saved hours upon hours and my sanity!


Overall, I am not the biggest fan of homework. I still feel 7 and 8 year olds are kiddos and should have time to play and be creative after school; but homework looms anyway, so my motto is that the homework is for 3 R's - Review, Responsibility and Routine, ie reviewing what we did in class, learning a routine of bringing something home, completing it and returning it and taking responsibility for your own work (maybe gradually for some students).

Finally, I don't individualize homework. If a parent tells me, "That math page took my daughter 4 minutes" or "That grammar practice game was easy" I say, celebrate it! There are plenty of challenging but fun things you can do with them at home that is not an extra homework page or a third grade page for homework. Teach your child how to play chess, challenge them to build a model of your house with Legos, have them design and play their own grammar game!

 I have had to modify homework, however for 2 students  in that they get all the homework pages at once in a packet and they have to bring it in one a specific day. Another modification was I took the reading log which is one double sided page, and put the response for each day on a separate paper. First the student would try and bring them all in on one day; now we are trying bring one back every day. Honestly, when I look at the data, the return rates for the homework of these students showed little to no change after the modifications.

So what is your homework routine? Does everyone at your grade assign the same homework? Do you have a distinct mandate? Does everyone get the same homework or do you differentiate?

Here are some cool links from other blogs:

How Teachers Can Best Support Parents For First Grade Reading Homework at OCB
5 Tips to Help with Homework Organization at OCB 
Amazing Idea for Homework Management from Young Teacher Love
Checking Homework Time Saver from 3 Teacher Chicks
From Homework to Homefun
Universal Homework Model from T is for Teaching 
Give Your Reading Homework a Makeover at One Stop teacher Shop


Giveaway! Don't forget I am having that big giveaway as a I mentioned at this original post here.
Below you will find all the details again and the rafflecopters. Enjoy!

 I missed my birthday and blogiversary last fall but have since reached some personal milestones thanks to all of you so I wanted to give back. 51 teacher-authors  and I have joined forces to bring you Reading and Writing Redhead's Milestones Giveaway!


There are 6 prize packs, plus Classroom-Friendly Pencil Sharpeners kindly agreed to giveaway one pencil sharpener!  I did my best to sort the prizes by grade level, but even if you don't teach a certain grade you may want to look at the products included in that prize pack. For example, an item that is suitable for grades 2,3 and 4 may be in the grades 4 and up pack, but a second and third grade teacher could totally use it!

Now in totally random order!

The Grades 2 and 3 Language Arts Pack includes 11 items! They are listed in the rafflecopter below the image.
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The Grades 2-3 Math Prize Pack has 7 great products. They are listed in the rafflecopter below the image.
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The Clip Art Pack has 4 terrific products from 4 terrific designers. They are detailed in the rafflecopter below the image.
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Ah, the Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener!

To enter the Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener Giveaway, use this rafflecopter!
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The Prize Pack labeled as PreK, K and 1 has 9 wonderful products! They are listed  in detail in the rafflecopter below the image.


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11 super teacher-authors offered winner's choices for this prize pack. You would get to choose anything you like from their stores. Look at the image below or the rafflecopter to see who donated for this prize pack!
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And the grades 4 and up pack has 8 terrific items that can even be used by a variety of grade levels. They are listed in the rafflecopter below the image.




Major Milestone Giveaway - 6 Prize Packs Plus Classroom-Friendly Pencil Sharpener

I missed my birthday and blogiversary last fall but have since reached some personal milestones thanks to all of you so I wanted to give back. 51 teacher-authors  and I have joined forces to bring you Reading and Writing Redhead's Milestones Giveaway!


There are 6 prize packs, plus Classroom-Friendly Pencil Sharpeners kindly agreed to giveaway one pencil sharpener!  I did my best to sort the prizes by grade level, but even if you don't teach a certain grade you may want to look at the products included in that prize pack. For example, an item that is suitable for grades 2,3 and 4 may be in the grades 4 and up pack, but a second and third grade teacher could totally use it!

Now in totally random order!

The Grades 2 and 3 Language Arts Pack includes 11 items! They are listed in the rafflecopter below the image.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Grades 2-3 Math Prize Pack has 7 great products. They are listed in the rafflecopter below the image.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Clip Art Pack has 4 terrific products from 4 terrific designers. They are detailed in the rafflecopter below the image.
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Ah, the Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener!

To enter the Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener Giveaway, use this rafflecopter!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Prize Pack labeled as PreK, K and 1 has 9 wonderful products! They are listed  in detail in the rafflecopter below the image.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

11 super teacher-authors offered winner's choices for this prize pack. You would get to choose anything you like from their stores. Look at the image below or the rafflecopter to see who donated for this prize pack!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

And the grades 4 and up pack has 8 terrific items that can even be used by a variety of grade levels. They are listed in the rafflecopter below the image.

Thank you so much to all who donated and good luck to all who enter!

Earth Day Freebie !

Hi Everyone! Just quickly saying hi to let you know two things . First, I have a freebie for you: Earth Day Graphing Practice. Click on the images below to download it from Teachers Notebook or if you prefer click here to get it at Teachers Pay Teachers.




Also , stop by Teachers Notebook tomorrow as another Earth Day themed item, Earth Day Rhyme Match and Scoot is going to be a Daily Deal. Here's a few sample items from it. Clicking on any brings you to see it at TN. It's only $1.50 so I think the 40% off Daily Deal Price would be 90 cents right? Wow! Also, everything else at my TN and TPT shops are on sale through tomorrow so it wouldn't hurt to look!






Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Five for Friday on Easter Sunday

Hi everyone! So I am a couple days late for Five for Friday. We had Friday off from school and I planned on doing this at night but all of sudden in the late afternoon I started feeling super sick and I ended up coming down with what appears to be a really bad head cold. I was out of it yesterday but today am feeling like I can at least put this together even if it means lying down the rest of the afternoon. By the way, last school vacation, I also was really sick at the beginning. Valentine's Day was the last day of school and by the time I got to the restaurant I was not feeling great and by the next morning I was sick as a dog. What it is up with that? Seems so cruel! I mean we don't want to be sick on a school day either, but as soon as vacation starts?!

Anyway onto better things. I am linking up with Doodlebugs Teaching for the always fun Five for Friday.


Here are my Five for Friday this week! And don't you love the glitter numbers? They are by Glitter Meets Glue Designs - that stuff is fabulous!




 For Earth Day, I found a lot of activities to connect with the curriculum and things we needed to practice. First was this super cute and fun craftivity which I found here for free.




This guy got some decorations on his shirt!

These were taken during set up. Love the one of the left-she's so casual "whatever".

 



  
  We also did a lot of activities from What the Teacher Wants' Earth Day Mini Unit which was found here I am pretty sure these Lorax pages were from it, but I could be wrong. I am a little surprised when folks don't have their name or store name on each page of their product. If you know for sure this is from her mini unit or not, please let me know!
I love their illustrations! 





  

 Now for some super bizarre reason, the Treasures Reading Program has a Christopher Columbus story at the beginning of unit 5. Hi, it is April! Weird time of year to talk about Columbus! And The Tiny Seed was in the fall - that would make more sense for right now. I think it has to do with the reading level of the selections, but it is still odd to me.

In any case, this is a text that is fairly uninspiring to the kids, but I do have quite a few enthusiastic artistics. I let them try this Illustrate It! page which a colleague gave me (but she did not make it and it has no markings on it so we don't know who to give credit to. Look at their amazing illustrations though!


This girl was trying to work in one of or vocabulary words, "voyage": "Yay we're taking a voyage".


 




My quest to make the best popovers continue! I got a new popover pan and tried the more expensive King Arthur Flour and this is what I got!


Crazy falling over sideways popover! I have never seen anything like it. Even my friend who went to culinary school said, "That is so bizarre"! Tasted great though!




Someone has been out of school for a few weeks and my kiddos took it upon themselves to make all of these cute get well cards!

This one boy brought this in from home. There are things on the back too: word search, making words, doodle, fun facts, and on the front he said "A little card can hold big things". So adorable! I bet it took him at least 45 minutes at home. Very thoughtful- not just a get well card but a card with fun things for the patient to do. 



And it wouldn't be a Five for Friday without a shot of Bailey. Here he is showing how it is fun to lie in uncomfortable looking positions, like with his body only 50% on his bed! So silly! 


Happy Easter and hope you all had a restful weekend!