Second Grade Nest: 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

January Paired Passages

The reviews and feedback I got from December Paired Passages were so positive, that I decided January was a must! 

 



So, of course, I had to start a January pack! 
And yes, February is in the works, too! 

So the fun part of these packs is that you get to CHOOSE which format you want.
You can have traditional printables OR interactive notebooks! 
 




Here are the topics for this unit! 
And these are in the traditional format! 


















And now here is a look at the Interactive Notebook Format! 







Love it?
Grab the pack here! 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

2015 Resolutions Linky

I can't believe it is time to set goals for 2015!
Look back last year for 2014's goals HERE.

There is nothing better than setting resolutions and goals to keep yourself on track. 
Looking back at my goals for last year, I think there are a few I need to revisit.

And I want you guys to join me!
Grab the images and create your own post!


Directions
Grab the graphics throughout this blog post.
Copy/paste the big 2015 Resolution page into a PowerPoint slide (blank copy at the bottom).
Add your writing and save as a jpeg and bring back into your blog post.

Then, copy/paste the headers throughout the post and write underneath! 
You can do both options, or just one of them! 
Have fun with it! 
More directions on the bottom!!


To get your blank template, look at the bottom of this blog post with more directions! 



Now, here are the goals to write about! 

Professional goal for my career:
Look into becoming an RTI specialist or a Curriculum Instruction Coach for next year! 
I'd love to work as a Literacy Coach! 


Professional goal for First Grade Nest:
Blog 3 times a week.
Create 3 products each month. 


Travel, travel, travel.
My boyfriend's job allows him to have a month off in the summer, so I'd love to take a long trip and see some new places! 


Experiment in cooking. 
Cooking shows are my favorite thing to watch, so I'm going to put that to good use and start experimenting. 


I haven't been out west. I've visit California and Nevada, but only for Vegas and L.A. I'd like to see some of the unique attractions out west! 


Sushi... I'm an adult. I need to get over my fears of raw fish.
No one has died from it, so I have no reason not to at least try it.


Since I failed to learn all about my goal from last year, I'm pulling a repeat. 
I want to learn more about the business/accounting side of my TPT world. 


WORRY! 
I am struggling this year at my current job with being anxious at all times. I need to stop worrying about things and let God help me find peace of mind.


Relax...
I feel like I'm always on the go and feeling like I'm never doing enough. That may have something to do with the fact that I'm at a new school AND I blog/create TPT so my job is never done.
But I need to find more me-time in 2015 to make sure I don't lose my mind. 



My 2nd half marathon! 
I ran my first in 2012 and absolutely killed my right knee, however, Mitch bought me some KT tape for my birthday, so I think that'll really help. I'm going to start training January 1st! 




Your turn! 
There are two parts to this linky party.

Part 1:
One involves copying/saving a blank template and writing in your responses using PowerPoint.
Here is the blank template to write in your resolutions.
Copy and paste this template into PowerPoint, size it up, add your textboxes next to each resolution. Save as a jpeg, Link it back into your blog post! 

Part 2:
The other part of this linky party involves copying/pasting the headers into your blog post and writing underneath just like I did!
Just scroll through my blog post and grab the ones you like!
Copy/paste directly into your blog post!



Then come back HERE and link up your blog post!




Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Party PREP!



Step 1- Create the assembly line...

Setting up student gifts for holidays
Pencils and erasers for the Dollar Tree and Target Dollar Spot

Setting up student gifts for holidays
Books for $1 from Scholastic! 

Setting up student gifts for holidaysSetting up student gifts for holidays
Yoobi Treats!!! 
Check out Yoobi's amazing story! 

Setting up student gifts for holidays
And we are all set!! 

Step 2- 
Write names in books! 
Setting up student gifts for holidays

Step 3-
Grab pencils, erasers, book, assembled Yoobi packs, and individualized book! 
Put into 12/$2 gift bags! 
Staple and go! 

Setting up student gifts for holidays






Now, moving on to parent crafts....
We made our parents Christmas Tree ornaments
(which I actually turned into magnets)!! 

Setting up student gifts for holidays Setting up student gifts for holidays
Step 1- 
3 craft sticks (Paint green- finger paint with red dots)
1 half sized craft stick (Paint brown) 

Setting up student gifts for holidays
Step 2-
Teacher job... Take picture and develop
Student job... Cut picture out around head and shoulders then glue to green paper

Setting up student gifts for holidays
Step 3-
Teacher job... Hot glue their sticks onto their pictures


Setting up student gifts for holidays
Step 4-
Put tape on the back because when the craft sticks are cut in half, they can get sharp and splintery. 





Monday, December 15, 2014

Take a Closer Look at December Products

Hi everyone! 

I am teaming up with some great teacher bloggers again to bring you another Take a Closer Look blog hop featuring one of our favorite December products.  We want to give you a closer look and a FREEBIE from the unit to try out with your class.




I wanted to give you a look at my WINTER WRITE ALL ABOUT IT

 


My Write All About It packs are writing products that let the students create their own writing piece, focusing on fictional narrative stories. It is an interactive activity that lets them cut pictures apart and put them in an order that makes sense in their mind to create their own story. 


And now, I am sending you off to the next blog on the blog hop list! 
Check out my friend Sarah's blog for her freebie sample! 


Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Emergency Sub Plans



Emergency Sub Plans

While I was out with strep, I left some of my Chrismtas printables and Christmas reading packets for the sub... Well actually, my friend Karissa copied them all for me after I emailed her sets, since I couldn't get out of bed with a fever (I know, I'm pathetic...)

SO here are my Emergency Sub Plans that actually turned out quite nice. The students loved the packets! 


For math, the kids had a math practice packet! I pulled all of these sheets out of my 

Christmas Printables- How I survived my emergency Christmas sub plans Christmas Printables- How I survived my emergency Christmas sub plans


For our Needs Based Learning Block, they read a grade level text and answered questions! 
This gingerbread story comes from my Christmas Fictional Stories pack.

Christmas Fictional Reading Comprehension- How I survived my emergency Christmas sub plans

Christmas Fictional Reading Comprehension- How I survived my emergency Christmas sub plans

Christmas Fictional Reading Comprehension- How I survived my emergency Christmas sub plans

And for my reading block, they read my Reindeer Paired Passages and compared the fiction and nonfiction texts. I had some students who never want to work give me some great quality work! 

Christmas Paired Passages- How I survived my emergency Christmas sub plans Christmas Paired Passages- How I survived my emergency Christmas sub plans
(Sorry it's sideways)

Christmas Paired Passages- How I survived my emergency Christmas sub plans Christmas Paired Passages- How I survived my emergency Christmas sub plans

Christmas Paired Passages- How I survived my emergency Christmas sub plans Christmas Paired Passages- How I survived my emergency Christmas sub plans

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These SAVED me! Next time, I'll have a full set of sub plans ready to go! These emergency sub plans did pretty great for the kids though!

Christmas Printables- How I survived my emergency Christmas sub plans    Christmas Fictional Reading Comprehension- How I survived my emergency Christmas sub plans 
Christmas Paired Passages- How I survived my emergency Christmas sub plans

(Link: December Printables)
(Link: Fictional Stories)
(Link: December Paired Passages)