Second Grade Nest: 2015

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Lessons and Activities

Martin Luther King Jr. Activities and Resources- crafts and hands on activities for MLK Jr. Day

I have gathered several products and lessons for Martin Luther King Jr. to showcase in this blog post. This is such an important holiday in the classroom. Teaching the history of what Martin Luther King Jr. did and what he fought for is very important to teach in the classroom. It helps teach the students about U.S. history, an important historical figure, and how to use Dr. King's beliefs in their every day lives. 

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Let's Watch MLK Jr. 
Martin Luther King Jr. Activities and Resources- crafts and hands on activities for MLK Jr. Day
Brain Pop Jr. has a video and other activities for Martin Luther King Jr. 
If there is a Brain Pop video for a topic, I always introduce the topic with one of the videos. They are so informative and my students always loved Moby and Annie. 

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Let's Read About MLK Jr. 


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 Click each book above to check out the Scholastic listing for the books! 


Martin Luther King Jr. Activities and Resources- crafts and hands on activities for MLK Jr. Day
 Martin Luther King Jr. is featured in my January Paired Passages. There is a nonfiction and a fictional story about him with comprehension activities, writing, and comparison activities.

Martin Luther King Jr. Activities and Resources- crafts and hands on activities for MLK Jr. Day
We also read through a Martin Luther King Jr. script which is included in my Winter Reader's Theater. This is a 3-character play that it set in the past. The two girls are interviewing Dr. King, so it gives a lot of mock-opinions of Dr. King.


Martin Luther King Jr. Activities and Resources- crafts and hands on activities for MLK Jr. DayMartin Luther King Jr. Activities and Resources- crafts and hands on activities for MLK Jr. Day
My students loved colored and cutting their own mini books for MLK Jr. Day. It let them feel ownership over their books. After we studied MLK Jr. and made their mini books, the students played Mix-Pair-Share to read their books to a partner. 

These books are included in the MLK Unit shown below.

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Let's Get Crafty With MLK Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Activities and Resources- crafts and hands on activities for MLK Jr. DayMartin Luther King Jr. Activities and Resources- crafts and hands on activities for MLK Jr. Day 
-Includes a reading passages with four comprehension questions, a sorting sheet with what MLK Jr. wanted and what he did not want, and also includes a writing page to write about what students have learned. 


Martin Luther King Jr. Activities and Resources- crafts and hands on activities for MLK Jr. DayMartin Luther King Jr. Activities and Resources- crafts and hands on activities for MLK Jr. Day



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Let's Write About MLK Jr. 
Martin Luther King Jr. Activities and Resources- crafts and hands on activities for MLK Jr. DayMartin Luther King Jr. Activities and Resources- crafts and hands on activities for MLK Jr. Day


Resources highlighted in this blog post:
 

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Teaching NBT for 1st and 2nd

Place value has evolved since Common Core came around. It's not just tens and ones houses anymore. The understanding between how hundreds, tens, and ones make up and change numbers is what NBT is all about. NBT expands past place value, too. Within this domain, you're using place value to add double and triple digit numbers, compare two different numbers, work within a 100s chart, and more!

I'm rallying up some fabulous ideas I have found from other teachers and old lessons that I have also taught. 

NBT- Place Value- Numbers and Operations in Base Ten Activities and Resources- Math Place Value activities




Learning The Hundreds Chart
The NBT standard in first grade works has the students working with a 120 chart. They need to be able to move around the hundreds chart, knowing how adding tens and ones correlates with the numbers on the chart.

NBT- Place Value- Numbers and Operations in Base Ten Activities and Resources- Math Place Value activities
Here is a window activity that helps student quickly locate ten more and ten less than a number as well as one more and one less.

NBT- Place Value- Numbers and Operations in Base Ten Activities and Resources- Math Place Value activities
This hundreds chart puzzle helps test students knowledge of numbers on a hundreds chart. Since the pieces are cut into different groups of numbers, students will have to use their place value brains to place the sets together.




Place Value With Base Ten Blocks
Hundreds, tens, and ones are best learned with place value blocks. Representing 2 and 3 digit numbers with base ten blocks really help solidify a student's grasp on place value. 

NBT- Place Value- Numbers and Operations in Base Ten Activities and Resources- Math Place Value activities
 I love this activity where students use a tens chart and super-sized base ten blocks to represent a number.

NBT- Place Value- Numbers and Operations in Base Ten Activities and Resources- Math Place Value activities

NBT- Place Value- Numbers and Operations in Base Ten Activities and Resources- Math Place Value activities
 (Source: Second Grade NBT Centers)

NBT- Place Value- Numbers and Operations in Base Ten Activities and Resources- Math Place Value activities
 (Source: Second Grade NBT Centers)

Here are three different base ten activities using base ten blocks from my store!



Representing Numbers in Different Ways
Number names, base ten blocks, standard form, expanded form. 
So many ways to show a number! And all the ways help students perfect their place value. 

NBT- Place Value- Numbers and Operations in Base Ten Activities and Resources- Math Place Value activities
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NBT- Place Value- Numbers and Operations in Base Ten Activities and Resources- Math Place Value activities
NBT- Place Value- Numbers and Operations in Base Ten Activities and Resources- Math Place Value activities

NBT- Place Value- Numbers and Operations in Base Ten Activities and Resources- Math Place Value activities

2-Digit Addition and Subtraction with Place Value
 This is such a difficult topic to teach, but if you set up students with a firm grasp on place value, double and triple digit math helps. We always start with adding tens. 
Base ten blocks help a TON when teaching. It helps tie together the lessons from place value and their new big skill. 

NBT- Place Value- Numbers and Operations in Base Ten Activities and Resources- Math Place Value activities
(Source: Last year's post)
NBT- Place Value- Numbers and Operations in Base Ten Activities and Resources- Math Place Value activities

My kiddos always called this the "T". They felt very comfortable with this T. It helped split the problem up for them. Once we started working without it, they would write it on themselves. It took a while for them to get comfortable enough without the T, but by the end of the year, they were experts! 




Here are some of my resources to help teach NBT! 


If you're interested in bundles with other CCSS standards, there are links in each description to the bundles!  


Thanks for reading! I hope you got some new ideas to use.



Friday, November 27, 2015

December Flip Books and MORE!

I have added 5 new flip books to my flip books growing bundle. 
And this blog post is just for you to get a closer look at all 5!
Plus, I suggest a few extra materials and links to help make teaching each topic even more informational! 




In each flip book, there is a quick passage that falls within the first and second grade reading range. First graders may need more guidance through the text and seconds may be able to do this more independently. Third grade can be included, too, if you're looking for a fun and engaging activity for the holidays. 

Each flip book comes with five pages: 
*Cover
*Let's Read passage
*Let's Answer comprehension questions
*Let's Sort- either true/false OR fact/opinion (with half sheet of cut/paste answers)
*Let's Write culminating writing activity

You have an optional page topper for each book, which is great for classroom or hallway displays.



https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Hanukkah-Flip-Book-2224816
 Click here to buy the flip book.

Other suggested resources: 
 Read Alouds are a fantastic way to start teaching Hanukkah.

https://educators.brainpop.com/bp-jr-topic/winter-holidays/
Click the image for lesson ideas and activities from BrainPop!
Click here for the video.



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https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Caribou-Flip-Book-2224680
 Click here to buy the flip book. 

Other Resources: 
Two nonfiction books to allow children to read during Daily 5 or as a read-aloud. 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Paired-Passages-December-1588423
 I have a paired text available in my TPT store for Reindeer (informational) and Reindeer Tryouts (fictional).



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https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Kwanzaa-Flip-Book-2224794
 Click here to buy the flip book.

Other Resources: 
Read alouds for Kwanzaa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kV-6qVp98Q
 YouTube video for Kwanzaa. Sure, it may be Sesame Street, but it's full of information for learning!

https://educators.brainpop.com/bp-jr-topic/winter-holidays/
Click the image for lesson ideas and activities from BrainPop!
Click here for the video.






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https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christmas-Around-the-World-Flip-Book-2224605
  Click here to buy the flip book. 

 Extra Resources: 
Read alouds

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christmas-Around-the-World-998645
Here is a TPT Resource Pack that covers the same countries as the flip book (excluding Netherlands and Israel which are not in the flip book but are in the resource pack).



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https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christmas-Flip-Book-2224516
 Click here to buy the flip book.

Other resources: 
 Traditional read aloud plus an altered read!
 
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 Love them?
Grab them here.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Jessica-Tobin/Category/Flip-Books/Order:Most-Recently-Posted#seller_details_tabs
Grab these and other flip books here in my Custom Flip Book Category in my store.
Or SAVE BIG and buy them all in the growing bundle. The cost is $60 now and will rise if I add more. There are set to be about 35 flip books in the entire bundle, which makes each flip book less than $2 a piece!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Flip-Book-Bundle-2203416