Category Archives: Second Grade

Arbor Day KWL – Graphic Organizers for Arbor Day Unit

Arbor Day KWL - Graphic Organizers for Arbor Day Unit

It’s time to celebrate Arbor Day! Get your celebration off to a great start with this ready to go KWL! A KWL is a quick and easy way to help your students focus on the topic at hand and makes it easy for you to assess your students’ prior knowledge and determine what they have learned.

These easy-to-use graphic organizers provide a neat and professional presentation in your classroom or make a great addition to your child’s notebooking project.

KWLs are provided in both vertical and horizontal format.

I have many other KWLs available in a variety of topics! Please also check out my popular Tree Fun Fact Cards that children love!

Arbor Day KWL - Two Graphic Organizers
Arbor Day KWL - Two Graphic Organizers
Arbor Day KWL - Two Graphic Organizers
Price: $1.00

Posted in Early Elementary, First Grade, Graphic Organizers, Kindergarten, KWL, My Educational Products, Notebooking, Printables, Science and Nature Study, Second Grade, Spring, Store-All, Store-KWL, Store-Science, Store-Spring, Third Grade | Leave a comment

Trees KWL – Two Graphic Organizers for Tree Unit Study

Trees KWL - Two Graphic Organizers for Tree Unit Study

Get your tree unit off to a great start with this ready to go KWL! A KWL is a quick and easy way to help your students focus on the topic at hand and makes it easy for you to assess your students’ prior knowledge and determine what they have learned.

These easy-to-use graphic organizers provide a neat and professional presentation in your classroom or make a great addition to your child’s notebooking project.

KWLs are provided in both vertical and horizontal format.

I have many other KWLs available in a variety of topics! Please also check out my popular Tree Fun Fact Cards that children love!

Trees KWL - Two Graphic Organizers for Tree Units
Trees KWL - Two Graphic Organizers for Tree Units
Trees KWL - Two Graphic Organizers for Tree Units
Price: $1.00

Posted in Early Elementary, Fall/Autumn, First Grade, Graphic Organizers, Kindergarten, My Educational Products, Notebooking, Printables, Science and Nature Study, Seasons, Second Grade, Spring, Store-All, Store-Fall/Autumn, Store-KWL, Store-Science, Store-Spring, Store-Summer, Summer, Third Grade | Leave a comment

FREE Spring Sentence Scramble Activity – Differentiated Literacy Center for Multiple Grade Levels

Spring Sentence Scramble Literacy Activity

Early elementary students usually enjoy doing sentence scrambles. It’s kind of like a puzzle and a writing exercise in one!

The students will sort the set of six cards to make a sentence and then record the sentence on their sheet. The recording sheet is provided in both color and black/white.

There are four different sentences provided two different ways.

The first set has the capital letters and punctuation provided.

The second set has no capital letters or punctuation so the student must make that correction when writing the sentence.

If you enjoy this, please check out my Spring Literacy Pack, Spring Math Pack and Spring Literacy and Math Pack!

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Flowers and Plants Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Board, Games, Circle Time

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Flowers and Plants Fun Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 30 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics.

One teacher shared:
“My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. If I forget to read one, they are sooo quick to remind me. And the parents are learning too! During conferences, I had many parents tell me how much they had learned from their children when we read the apple and pumpkin cards. Thanks!”

These cards are used multiple ways by teachers in many grades. I love reading about all the different ways teachers use them in their classroom!

Quick Fun Fact – Read the fact card each day and store them in a small basket where the students can look at them again and again. Or keep the set on a ring.

Fact of the Day Bulletin Board – Read a fact each day and display the cards on a special bulletin board or foam board.

Hallway Display – One teacher displayed them on the hallway chalkboard outside her door so many students and adults could read them.

Calendar Pocket Chart – Put a fact behind each number on the calendar and have a different student take it out each day. You can then display on bulletin board.

Geography Extension – Put the cards on a wall map with a string that points to where it ties in.

Go Fish – Create two sets and use for a game of Go Fish.

Memory Game – Create two sets and use for a Memory Game.

Scavenger Hunt – Use the cards to create a Scavenger Hunt.

School Bulletin Board – One kindergarten class had two students take the fact of the day down to the office each morning, “teach” the fact to the office staff, and then display the cards on the office bulletin board for everyone in the school to see.

The cards are 3×3 and there are 6 on a page. I made them small so they easily slide behind your date cards on the calendar pocket chart. They are also a good size for small hands if using them for a game. I also made them smaller to find the balance between making them colorful, but not taking too much ink when you print them.

The cards are unnumbered so they can be used in any month and in any sequence. You can use all the cards in the set or only a portion. This provides maximum flexibility for the teacher’s schedule. Use one set all month or use parts of two sets depending on your needs.

Also included is a hyperlinked list of the relevant websites where the facts were located.

These are just one in a series of fact cards that you can use all year long! Click to see all of the topics currently available with more being added regularly!

Flowers and Plants Fun Fact Cards
Flowers and Plants Fun Fact Cards
Flowers and Plants Fun Fact Cards - Unit Extension, Bulletin Board, Games, Circle Time
Price: $3.00

Posted in Early Elementary, First Grade, Fun Fact Cards, Kindergarten, My Educational Products, Preschoolers, Science and Nature Study, Second Grade, Spring, Store-All, Store-Fun Fact Cards, Store-Spring, Third Grade | Leave a comment

Butterfly Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Board, Games

Butterfly Fun Fact Cards - Unit Extension, Bulletin Board, Games, Circle Time

Butterfly Fun Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 30 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics.

One teacher shared:
“My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. If I forget to read one, they are sooo quick to remind me. And the parents are learning too! During conferences, I had many parents tell me how much they had learned from their children when we read the apple and pumpkin cards. Thanks!”

These cards are used multiple ways by teachers in many grades. I love reading about all the different ways teachers use them in their classroom!

Quick Fun Fact – Read the fact card each day and store them in a small basket where the students can look at them again and again. Or keep the set on a ring.

Fact of the Day Bulletin Board – Read a fact each day and display the cards on a special bulletin board or foam board.

Hallway Display – One teacher displayed them on the hallway chalkboard outside her door so many students and adults could read them.

Calendar Pocket Chart – Put a fact behind each number on the calendar and have a different student take it out each day. You can then display on bulletin board.

Geography Extension – Put the cards on a wall map with a string that points to where it ties in.

Go Fish – Create two sets and use for a game of Go Fish.

Memory Game – Create two sets and use for a Memory Game.

Scavenger Hunt – Use the cards to create a Scavenger Hunt.

School Bulletin Board – One kindergarten class had two students take the fact of the day down to the office each morning, “teach” the fact to the office staff, and then display the cards on the office bulletin board for everyone in the school to see.

The cards are 3×3 and there are 6 on a page. I made them small so they easily slide behind your date cards on the calendar pocket chart. They are also a good size for small hands if using them for a game. I also made them smaller to find the balance between making them colorful, but not taking too much ink when you print them.

The cards are unnumbered so they can be used in any month and in any sequence. You can use all the cards in the set or only a portion. This provides maximum flexibility for the teacher’s schedule. Use one set all month or use parts of two sets depending on your needs.

Also included is a hyperlinked list of the relevant websites where the facts were located.

These are just one in a series of fact cards that you can use all year long! Click to see all of the topics currently available with more being added regularly!

Butterfly Fun Fact Cards - Unit Extension, Bulletin Board, Games, Circle Time
Butterfly Fun Fact Cards - Unit Extension, Bulletin Board, Games, Circle Time
Butterfly Fun Fact Cards - Unit Extension, Bulletin Board, Games, Circle Time
Price: $3.00

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America Literacy Pack – 23 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays

America Literacy Pack 23 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays

This literacy pack celebrates America with 23 centers and activities. Perfect for your students who need hands-on learning and not just another worksheet.

The pack is designed primarily for first grade, but could also work in kindergarten or second grade depending on student ability.

All student sheets are provided in both color and black/white.

This literacy pack is part of my larger America Literacy and Math Pack. It also has a coordinating America Math Pack.

Literacy

Word Bank – A printable sheet word bank with 42 relevant words for any America-related unit. Teacher can laminate and put in centers or hand out for students to use during the unit.

Word Wall Cards – A set of 42 word wall cards on red and blue star backgrounds.

President True or False – Students will cut out statements and determine if they are true or false. They will glue them in the correct section of their sheet.

Scrambled Sentences – There are two options for this activity. In the first, students will unscramble the sentence on the six card set. They will write the correct sentence on the recording sheet. OR There is also a worksheet with the scrambled sentences (no cards) that can be unscrambled and written down.

America ABC Order – Students will put four words on each task card in ABC order and write on recording sheet.

Write the Room – Students will complete write the room tasks. There are four sheets in this pack: short/long vowels, common/proper nouns, 1-2-3-4+ syllables, and person/place/thing.

President versus King Venn Diagram – Students will brainstorm the differences and similarities between a king and president.

George Washington versus Abraham Lincoln Venn Diagram – Students will brainstorm the differences and similarities between the two presidents.

If I Were President – Students will write a brief statement and illustrate four things they would do if they were president.

My American Favorites Mini Book – Students will fill in blank of up to 12 different favorites and illustrate each half page. The teacher may choose as many different topics/pages as she would like.

America Cross Out – Students will cross out the word in each row that doesn’t belong with the rest. They will then write a few sentences at the bottom using some of the words listed above.

My July 4th History Book Mini Book – Students will learn fascinating facts about July 4th and illustrate each page.

How To Become President – Students will list five steps to becoming president.

Dear Mr. President – Students will write a letter to the president.

Four Great Things about America – Students will write about four things they think are great about America.

My Favorite Place in America – Students will write about their favorite place in America and illustrate it as though it is a newspaper article.

America List It! – Students will attempt to write one word about America for each letter of the alphabet.

I Love America! – Students will tell what they like about America by writing one word for each letter in “I Love America”

How Many Words? – Students will write as many words as they can using the letters in “Washington, D.C.”

Reading Response – Students will illustrate the Beginning, Middle, End and My favorite part.

A Story Map – Students will identify Title, Author, Characters, Setting, Beginning, Middle and End.

A Story Web – Student will identify Title, Author, Main Characters, Setting, Problem and Solution.

America and The President Writing Papers – Titled pages with lines for writing and a large box on top for illustrating. Includes both primary dotted lines and regular lines options for both topics.

Other

America Word Search – Fun America-themed word search. No backwards or diagonal words.

Memory Game – Fun game for center time or early finishers.

Inauguration Day KWL – Explore Inauguration Day with this KWL activity.

America Literacy Pack - 23 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays
America Literacy Pack - 23 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays
America Literacy Pack - 23 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays
Price: $6.50

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Telling Time “I Have Who Has” Game – Hour, Half-hour, Quarter-hour Math Activity

Telling Time "I Have Who Has" Game  Hour, Half-hour, Quarter-hour Math Activity

Your students will enjoy this fun telling time game. “I Have Who Has” is a fun way to get your students actively participating in math.

There are 32 cards that feature clocks set to the hour, half-hour and quarter-hour.

This activity is part of my Learning is Fun Literacy and Math Pack and my Back to School Literacy and Math Pack.

Telling Time
Telling Time "I Have Who Has" Game - Hour, Half-hour, Quarter-hour Math Activity
Telling Time "I Have Who Has" Game - Hour, Half-hour, Quarter-hour Math Activity
Price: $1.25

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