Second Grade Nest: November 2015

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: 
*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.
 Click here to buy the flip book.

Other suggested resources: 
 Read Alouds are a fantastic way to start teaching Hanukkah.
Click the image for lesson ideas and activities from BrainPop!
Click here for the video.

 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.
 I have a paired text available in my TPT store for Reindeer (informational) and Reindeer Tryouts (fictional).

 Click here to buy the flip book.

Other Resources: 
Read alouds for Kwanzaa
 YouTube video for Kwanzaa. Sure, it may be Sesame Street, but it's full of information for learning!
Click the image for lesson ideas and activities from BrainPop!
Click here for the video.

  Click here to buy the flip book. 

 Extra Resources: 
Read alouds
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).

 Click here to buy the flip book.

Other resources: 
 Traditional read aloud plus an altered read!

 Love them?
Grab them here.
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!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Christmas GIVEAWAY!

I was in the spirit of giving with Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner. 
On top of the giving we do in our personal lives, it would be great fun to give back to blog readers and teachers, too! 


If you win, you will get these three books sent to you by mail.

You will also get these three Christmas reading packs by email!

 Want a chance to win all of this??
Just enter this quick and easy Rafflecopter! 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Turkey Trot


Welcome to “The Chalkies” Turkey Trot! We hope you enjoy a jog through our blogs gobbling up freebies, ideas, and recipes for some holiday joy!

We hope you enjoy this little meal from appetizer to dessert!

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I made a Native American packet that teaches about the regions, tribes, and lifestyles that Native Americans had in our history. I am offering a passage and question page for the Eastern Woodland Region and tribes found there. 
If you'd like to see more of the unit in action, check out my blog post from yesterday all about technology, reading, activities, and crafts for teaching Native American history. 


Teach your students a GREAT lesson and let them explore new types of learning with Stone Soup.
The families donated food for our Stone Soup, we read and learned about the moral of the Stone Soup story. And my classroom smelled GREAT!

Read the blog post here! 

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This is a cute little snack for the kiddos at home or at school

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(Source: Frugal Cupcake Living)
And here is a little snack for all you amazing teachers!

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Like the freebie?
My Native American Packet is on SALE from $10 to $8 for the next two days.

I also have a buddy flip book for this unit! Teachers and kiddos are loving these quick and fun flip books. It's only $3!

I hope you got a few ideas! Thanks for reading!