Second Grade Nest: 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

Phonics Interactive Notebook


I am so excited to be finished with this new product! 
I made my Interactive Phonics Notebooks!
Check out a walk through my phonics bundle here...


Each phonics notebook lessons includes:
-Cut and Spell It
-Poem with Activities
-Word Families
-Rhyming 
-Trace It and Write It
-Word Sort

There are three notebooks inside of the bundle:
*Short Vowels Interactive Notebook
*Long Vowels Interactive Notebook
*Blends Interactive Notebook

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills


Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skillsSetting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills


Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skillsSetting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills


Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skillsSetting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills


Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skillsSetting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills




Cut and Spell It
Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills




Poem with Activities
Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills




Word Families
Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills




Spelling Words
Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills




Read It
Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills




Rhyming

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills





Trace It & Write It

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills





Word Sort

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills

Here are the three individual products!
  

Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills    Setting up a phonics interactive notebook- hands on, engaging activities to learn phonics skills
(Link: Phonics INB)
(Link: Phonics INB 2)




Saturday, December 28, 2013

New Year's Craft, Resources, and Ideas


Coming back to school after Christmas Break is very bittersweet.
I hate that I have to get back to work- I have SO enjoyed my "break" (which was actually jam packed with so many plans).
BUT I absolutely love this time of year- you see HUGE gains with the students. 

Here are some of the plans I'm hoping to do at the beginning of the year.




Craft Ideas



New Years Craft- New Year Collage 
(Source:  Fun Family Crafts)



New Years Craft- New Year's Wishing Wand 
 (Source: Fun Family Crafts)

New Year's Craft Countdown Clock for Kids 
(Source: Fun Family Crafts)

These three crafts would be adorable to make in class on the first day back.
These ideas are linked back to the original source, Fun Family Crafts!



Craftivity and Writing Pieces

New Year's Craft for Kids  New Year's Craft for Kids

New Year's Craft for Kids


New Year's Craft for Kids New Year's Craft for Kids




A Few Centers

New Year's Centers for Kids

New Year's Centers for Kids
These centers work great for a first grade class room. It covers 5 ELA and 5 Math topics.


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Gingerbread Activities

We did a great big unit on the Gingerbread Man. I am just now getting around to posting pictures! 

We spent the week reading Gingerbread Man stories and comparing them.
Then, we tied several ELA standards in, such as adjectives, writing how-to pieces, story elements, etc. 

Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks

After reading and comparing many of these stories all week, here are a few of the pictures I grabbed.

Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks
Lesson on adjectives for all the Gingerbread people we read

Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/December-Printables-991403
We then carried our adjective lesson over to Gingerbread houses.
(Link: December Printables)

Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks



Gingerbread Milk Cartons 

Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks
Here is my huge pile of materials! 
All parent donated- they are so helpful! 

Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks
Save your milk cartons! 
Rinse them out, hot glue them shut and hot glue them to the bottom of the plate.

Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks
Lay out the materials out for the students. 

Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks

Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks

Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks

Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks

Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks

Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks

Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks

Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks


Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks

Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks

Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks

Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks

Primary activities with gingerbread for holiday weeks

We had SO much fun making these! 
Then, we filled out a how-to piece on how to build a gingerbread house! 

Make a Gingerbread House
I got this freebie
from Deanna Jump!