Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine's Day Math Centers

Happy *almost* Valentine's Day, friends!

We are so excited about our Valentine's Day party this week. We are preparing for the special day by doing lots of writing activities, crafts, and math and language fun! I wanted to share with you a few of our math centers we will be doing this week.




By the way, the *adorable* background is from KPM Doodles, the borders are from Krista Wallden, and the fonts are from Rowdy in Room 300.

If you are interested in purchasing the little pack of math centers (this is geared toward 3rd grade), you can go ahead and head on over to my TPT store. 

Have a fabulous week! I hope your Valentine's Day parties are super fun!!! :)


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New Name and Morning Work- Set 2

Hi friends!

Take a look at my new name! I still have the same link, but my blog is now called Loving and Learning in 2nd and 3rd. Thanks Erin for helping me out!!!

Do any of my Kinder followers do morning work with your kiddos?? If so, what kinds of things do you have them do? I'm interested. :)

I have created morning work packets for my class that have been a big hit! I created them to last me one whole month. It works great because I can also use them for early finishers!

I uploaded my second set of morning work. You can click the picture to take you to TPT!


Guess what? First commenter gets a copy! :)

How is your week going???

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Valentine's Day

Hi friends!

I can hardly believe we are planning for Valentine's Day already!!! Where is the time going???

One of my co-workers and I are having a party together, so it should be fun. For our Christmas party, we played lots of Minute to Win It games and had so much fun!! We will be doing the same for our Valentine's Day party and my kids are SO excited. Have y'all done Minute to Win It games in your classroom?? It's a great party idea! I got my ideas from Pinterest...of course.

The week of Valentine's Day (and probably the week before, too), we will be using math games and activities from my Valentine's Day Math Activities. They are all aligned with the Common Core so hopefully that helps you in your planning!


This is intended for 3rd grade (a good challenge for my 2nd graders, too). I'll give a copy to the first 2 people who leave their email address and tell me what you plan on doing for Valentine's Day in your classroom. Are you making your kids anything in particular?

Have a blessed Sunday!!! :)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Math Fact Fluency

Happy Sunday!

I want to pick your brains a little bit. :)

As you know, this year I am teaching 2nd and 3rd grade. We are learning our multiplication and division facts now. Do you guys have any super fun ways for your kids to learn their math facts? I am all about fluency and so I'm wanting to get other ideas. Even you Pre-K teachers, how do you develop math fact fluency in your little ones?

I created this multiplication game to help with that. If any of you are interested, I will be happy to make an addition/subtraction/division set too. Just let me know. I created the multiplication because we are so close to know all of our facts, but we are still having trouble with 6-8. If you'd like to look at the game, click below.


So, what are your ideas for developing math fact fluency???

Have a fabulous Sunday!!! :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Morning Work Uploaded!

Do y'all have your kids do morning work? What types of routines do you have in the mornings while you are getting lunch count and attendance ready?

I created morning work sheets for my 2nd and 3rd graders and y'all, they have honestly been so great for us. They can work independently while I am busy getting our counts in. Not only does it buy me some time in the mornings, but it gives them a wonderful review of language and math on a daily basis immediately upon arrival.

If you would like to check it out, click the picture below. Again, this is geared toward 3rd grader, but is a great challenge for 2nd graders and a nice review for 4th graders. More sets to come!


I would LOVE to hear what you have your kiddos do in the mornings!!! :)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Any 3rd grade teachers??? New Unit and a freebie, too!

Hi friends! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I know I LOVED being able to spend time with my sweet hubby and family. It was wonderful.

Now that we are back in the swing of things, I thought I would share with you what is in the works.

First of all, I posted an Ocean unit for Pre-K/K. I missed creating activities for that age level so I had to make one. :) Just click the picture below to go to my TPT store.


Now, to 3rd grade material......

I have a Morning Work packet that is currently in the works. I have looked everywhere for morning work that will best fit with my class and I just have not been able to find what we need. Don't get me wrong, there are AMAZING morning work packets out there. I just needed something that would take up a little bit more time. At our school, we get the kids at 7:50 and do not officially start class until 8:30!!! So, you can see why I might need something to take up time. :) 

Do I have any 3rd grader teacher followers?? If so, I would LOVE to have you look over the beginning stages of my Morning Work packet! Leave a comment with your email and I will get in touch with you shortly.

Also, I posted a free Roman Numeral puzzle activity. Last year in my Pre-K class, my alphabet puzzles were a hit with my kiddos, so I decided to create some for my third graders to help them with Roman numerals. Click HERE to go to the free download.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Do I still have followers? Here's some FREEBIES!

Y'ALL.... I have not posted in SO long. OH MY WORD. So sorry about that.

I have been teaching a 2nd and 3rd grade combination class. Although it was stressful in the beginning, it is going extremely well. I have just been super, super, super busy planning and creating things for 2 grades. But.. it is worth it. They are learning so much!

I know most of my followers are Pre-K/Kindergarten teachers, but if you know a 2nd or 3rd grade teacher who might be interested in the freebies I am posting, please share them.

First of all, we have been really reviewing things we have learned in the beginning of the year. Parts of speech, synonyms, antonyms, etc. Here are some freebies for you. Click on the pictures below.

Parts of Speech sorting activity


Vertebrates Activities


Christmas Literacy Activities
This is my latest pack of activities. It is focusing on parts of speech, synonyms and antonyms, types of sentences, sentence editing, and 4 journal prompts are also included. Click the picture to take you to TPT.




I hope y'all will forgive me for being out so long!!!! :) Have a wonderful week!