Common Core

  • More Common Core Activities for Place Value

    Hi y’all! Happy Sunday! I have another place value activity for you to add to your Place Value and Number Sense math unit! The last place value activity I posted was for Skip Counting, Odd and Even, and Reading and Writing Numbers up to 1,000. You can read about those here. Last week my class […]


  • Journeys: Work on Writing FREEBIE

    My school has adapted the reading program Journeys this year. It’s such a comprehensive reading program that is aligned with the Common Core, so it’s fantastic! I wanted to share briefly with you how I integrate part of the Daily 5 with Journeys.  One of the Daily 5 rotations is Work on Writing. Since the […]


  • Reading Response Questions & Graphic Organizers for 2nd Grade


    How do you have your students respond to reading?  What reading response questions do you ask your students?  Do you use reading response graphic organizers? I am a GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS girl for sure. There’s tons of research on the use of Thinking Maps, Graphic Organizers, etc. and how it’s extremely effective in helping children organize […]