Second Grade Teaching Ideas

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10 Alternative Options for Professional Development for Teachers - Always A Lesson
Alternative Professional Development for Teachers
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How to Use Student Data Notebooks to Boost Your Classroom Culture
How to Use Student Data Notebooks to Boost Your Classroom Culture – Adrienne Teaches
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Master PLC Data Chats
A data chat with a professional learning community can be a powerful tool to increase teacher proficiency and student achievement. Having a process in place to lead a productive and successful discussion is imperative to achieving the change you desire.
Making slime is a really fun way for kids to observe the changing states of matter. Need ideas? This slime recipe is so easy and has a super smooth textures kids love! Clear directions make the activity doable, and lab sheets provide guiding questions plus ample space for note-taking and reflection. In this blog post, you'll find several engaging activities and kid-friendly resources (like this one) for your 2nd grade lesson plans. Click through to get started! 5th Grade Science, Matter Science Experiments, Teaching Resources, Matter Lessons, Physical Changes Activities, Primary Resources, Teacher Learner, Teaching Second Grade, Matter Activities
States of Matter Activities - Easy Slime
Making slime is a really fun way for kids to observe the changing states of matter. Need ideas? This slime recipe is so easy and has a super smooth textures kids love! Clear directions make the activity doable, and lab sheets provide guiding questions plus ample space for note-taking and reflection. In this blog post, you'll find several engaging activities and kid-friendly resources (like this one) for your 2nd grade lesson plans. Click through to see more! #StatesOfMatter #SlimeRecipe
What does the perfect school look like? IF I BUILT A SCHOOL is a great read-aloud for the first day or week of school. In the story, the main character (Jack) has plenty of ideas about designing the most amazing school for him and his friends! From the classroom to the playground, your kids' imaginations will be sparked! It's clever and creative and is a natural invitation for the children to imagine what kind of school they would build. Looking for some fresh back to school ideas? Let's go! Friends, Fresh, Reading, First Week Of School Ideas, First Grade, First Grade Teachers, School Activities, Second Grade Teacher
Back to School Activities for Grades 1-2
What does the perfect school look like? IF I BUILT A SCHOOL is a great read-aloud for the first day or week of school. In the story, the main character (Jack) has plenty of ideas about designing the most amazing school for him and his friends! From the classroom to the playground, your kids' imaginations will be sparked! It's clever and creative and is a natural invitation for the children to imagine what kind of school they would build. Looking for some fresh back to school ideas? Let's go!
Studying the states of matter and how they change is one of our favorite science units! Every lab has a wow factor, whether we're inflating balloons by mixing vinegar and baking soda, or creating a solid from a liquid when we shake cream to make our own butter. (It's so good!) And you have to do the root beer float lab... it's a solid, liquid, and gas all in one treat! In this blog post, I've rounded up some of our favorite activities and resources for second grade teachers... let's plan! Science Resources, Science Units, Matter Science, Science Chart, Informational Reading Passages, Grade 2 Science, Matter Unit, Science Lab, States Of Matter
The States of Matter
Studying the states of matter and how they change is one of our favorite science units! Every lab has a wow factor, whether we're inflating balloons by mixing vinegar and baking soda, or creating a solid from a liquid when we shake cream to make our own butter. (It's so good!) And you have to do the root beer float lab... it's a solid, liquid, and gas all in one treat! In this blog post, I've rounded up some of our favorite activities and resources for second grade teachers... let's plan!
We love learning about landforms! We read about them, build them, watch videos, all the things. But one of our favorites is to play landforms games. These cards can be used to play fun group games where children draw or sculpt specific landforms for their teammates to guess. From hills and mountains to canyons and valleys, this set includes a wide variety of landforms to review. Grab the pack and get ready to play!
Landforms Activities for Kids
We love learning about landforms! We read about them, build them, watch videos, all the things. But one of our favorites is to play landforms games. These cards can be used to play fun group games where children draw or sculpt specific landforms for their teammates to guess. From hills and mountains to canyons and valleys, this set includes a wide variety of landforms to review. Grab the pack and get ready to play!
Every day kids use and play with things invented by people who are a lot like them... thinkers who tinker!   From the practical functionality of a Band-aid to the whimsy of a Slinky or the deliciousness of cotton candy, the stories behind these kid-approved inventions are worth the read. Find out how the Ferris wheel came to be or how a candy company accountant became the unlikely creator of bubble gum. And you might not believe who's credited with the idea for the first-ever roller coaster... People, Inventions, Teaching, Play, Inventions Kids, Teaching Ideas, Children's Books
Inventions and Inventors
Every day kids use and play with things invented by people who are a lot like them... thinkers who tinker! From the practical functionality of a Band-aid to the whimsy of a Slinky or the deliciousness of cotton candy, the stories behind these kid-approved inventions are worth the read. Find out how the Ferris wheel came to be or how a candy company accountant became the unlikely creator of bubble gum. And you might not believe who's credited with the idea for the first-ever roller coaster...
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Writing during Centers
Writing during Centers - Teacher by the Beach
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Math About Me
Have your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grade or home school students make a math all about me page. It’s a fun way to incorporate #math into their daily life and can be made easier or more difficult depending on what grade level you teach. Find a link to the FREE template in this post! Your students can color and decorate it to make it more personal. It’s a great review of place review, fact families, and more. {freebie, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth graders} #AllAboutMe
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Planning for January
Planning for January - Teacher by the Beach
The first day of school, such an important day for setting the tone for the rest of the year and the topic for my next post in my Classroom Management and Discipline Series.  Let's talk about classroom rules and expectations!
Setting Up Classroom Rules and Expectations
The first day of school, such an important day for setting the tone for the rest of the year and the topic for my next post in my Classroom Management and Discipline Series. Let's talk about classroom rules and expectations!
These engaging, hands-on states of matter activities are perfect for children in 2nd grade. The set includes several science labs where kids can observe the different states of matter first-hand and learn what factors cause matter to change, like changes in temperature and changes in force. In this blog post, you'll find kid-friendly activities and resources for your 2nd grade lesson plans. Click through to get started! Science Lessons, Science Lesson Plans, Teaching Science, Science Curriculum
States of Matter Activities
These engaging, hands-on states of matter activities are perfect for children in 2nd grade. The set includes several science labs where kids can observe the different states of matter first-hand and learn what factors cause matter to change, like changes in temperature and changes in force. In this blog post, you'll find kid-friendly activities and resources for your 2nd grade lesson plans. Click through to get started! #StatesOfMatter #StatesOfMatterActivities #2ndGrade #SecondGrade