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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Reindeer Visual Plans with Freebies!

Ok friends...

Here are my visual plans for next week...

Theme???

REINDEER!!!

Remember...click the picture of the plans, and it'll take you to a PDF document to download...when you download the PDF, you can click on all the pictures and links to take you where you can find all the activities (TpT, blogposts, websites, or Freebies!)







I wanted to share with you my newest math unit....




For the next few weeks, we're going to be working on Subtraction with Regrouping - eek!

It's done in the same format as my Addition Strategies and Adding Tens packs...


Here's what's included..

I have made this pack In Black and White for ease of printing. I copied off each center onto different brightly colored cardstock. 

In this pack, there are four games, or centers, to reinforce subtraction with regrouping. Each center has a recording sheet for the group to do, which can also be used as “informal assessment.” I have also included posters for you to use to teach whole group or to put at the centers for the students to be able to refer to while working at that center.

“Read the Room” - finding the math problems to write out and answer

“Subtraction Sleuth” decide if they need to regroup or not and sort them. There are two different activities that can be used for students to complete as independent work.

“True or False” - sort the subtraction sentences under the header cards and correct the false problems on the recording sheet. For the independent work, the students will make a foldable book and sort the math problems. 

“Flip It!” Use a deck of cards or the supplied page of numbers that you can copy off a few times to use for the activity.

Get it for the next 24 hours for HALF OFF!!



Also, I am going to be doing my Reindeer Freebie activities this week!

(this little freebie started out as like 6 pages....and has grown to be 24 pages! BUT...it's still a freebie for ya! Soooo....if you downloaded it before, go back and redownload it - because I added more to it since I posted it last.)




and we're FINALLY starting our pen pal letters to our pen pals in...

JAPAN!!!

Last year I called out for help on this lil ole blog - we needed a pen pal class, and I had all kinds of offers, but the most exciting offer I got was from Suzy over in Japan! 

She's so awesome to work with - and I've been a total slacker and haven't been able to start yet (for various reasons, I guess). But we just got our letters from her students right before the break, so now we HAVE to write them...

To get the freebie planning and writing template, download the lesson plans and click the pictures of them!


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I wanted to share with you some of the things that I couldn't put into my visual plans...

Everyday, for 30 minutes, we do Steps to Success, which is when we switch our lowest kids into a Tier 2 remediation group. Each teacher gets a group, all at different levels.

Well, this week, I'm going to be starting with my new group of kids - and they are on Skill 2, which is short vowel sounds.

Yes, in 2nd grade, we have kids that STILL have troubles with their short vowel sounds.

Those poor little kiddos...

and these are the kids that are slipping through the cracks because the system isn't working for them, especially since it takes FOREVER to go through RTI...ugh!

Anyway, I enlisted some help from friends....

DeAnne, has this really good pack where they "Read" the sentence, then Draw the sentence that they read (which shows comprehension), then they have to write their own sentence, using those same vowel sounds...


And I'm also going to be using Gladys' pack for short vowels. This one is a freebie!


She has some short vowel units in her store too...she has the short u to finish, then I'm snatching up the whole bundle! woo!!


Ok...I'm off to start decorating the house for Christmas - yay!!!

Don't forget...

Going on now....



Starting tomorrow....

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What's in your wishlist??





6 comments:

Emily said...

So cute! I can't believe we have to go back tomorrow... I have loved vacation. :)

Sarah Cooley said...

I have so many of your items on my wish list! Thanks for sharing your visual plans! I am also starting to do reindeer activities next week!!! So fun! I love your subtraction sleuths pack! I wish we talked about regrouping so I could buy it! Precious!

~DeAnne~ said...

Thanks so much for the shout out Jen! :)

įƒ¦DeAnne
First Grade and Fabulous

Kristen said...

Pen pals from Japan?! Too cool!! I loved seeing your visual plans...it's so fun to see what everyone is working on.

Kelley Cirrito said...

I got your message about Tpt...I will do that for you if you give me a shout out in a post once I have it up and running! ;) I will let you know when it is all ready!

Suzy Q said...

Thanks for the shout out...woo hoo! I am famous! Sent my mom the link and she wondered how you have time to do everything you wrote about! Thanks for making me look like a slacker!