Ladybugs and Raining Numbers!

Sorry I've been MIA all weekend - Hubs worked ALLLLL weekend long, so the girls and I HAD to get out of the house - so we went BACK to the zoo to see the Dinos!!

and then had an impromptu beach trip

and went to one of my bestie's baby shower

and then A decided she was so tired from all the fun...hehe

hehe - I have LOTS of cute pictures...but I won't bore you with them...

Instead, I'll bore you with some school pics! ha!

Friday, we released our ladybugs that had finally "hatched" (can I tell you the REAL reason we released them was because I saw baby cucarachas in the "house!" ahhhh!!!)

Don't mind my "still chewing on them" nails...bleh!

Kelley asked me before, and I thought it'd be a good question to answer "out loud" - Where do you get your ladybugs??

 I also get my caterpillars, ants, shrimp, praying mantis, etc there! Yes - I really have gotten all that before - ha! I really do love having my kiddos have that first-hand experience - oooh!! The chicks are hatching this week too!!!

And real quick, I want to show what I did in small groups last week - we've been working on 4-digit numbers. So we're analyzing them, doing all sorts of fun stuff with them - lol. 

sorry - computer won't upload it the correct way :-/

This is one of activities I use a deck of cards as my "random number generator." The kids are so funny - they actually call my deck of cards that - ha!!

These are in my new pack I just uploaded...

This packet has the option for the students to analyze 2, 3, and/or 4 digit numbers!

Great for differentiating instruction - or for the whole class to use to practice the place value on which you are working.

Included are posters and number cards (should you not have a deck of cards). There are 3 different analyzing sheets for the students to write on, and 2 different crafts to either copy off onto construction paper or you can make tracers out of them.

Click to get it on TpT or TN

 Ok, I must go prepare for my week - and did I mention I'm SOOOO behind on blog stalking - AGAIN! grrrrrr...


Reading Toward the Stars said...

Hi! I am your newest follower and a new blogger as well! Your classroom looks like a lot of fun, just like mine was! Please come visit my blog at
Even though I work mainly with reading, I do some work with second grade math. I will use this as we review math concepts this year.

Lisa at Fourth and Ten said...

So excited about this free for awhile pack! It's perfect for end of the year number sense review! Thanks so much!
Speaking of math, I am hosting a second grade math giveaway and I'd love to have to stop by and check it out!
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Delaney White said...

Thanks for sharing...I love this pack!

Kelley Cirrito said...

I of course downloaded it!! Thanks for sharing! I am glad you and the girls had a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Love the cute pics! Thanks for sharing this pack! It looks great.

Have a great week!

ksteacher81 said...

We are working on composing and decomposing numbers this week so this is perfect! Thank you!!!

Kim said...

Hi Jen R:
First, your fingernails are longer than mine!
Second, if you had taught my sixth graders, they would probably have better number sense now.
Third, I will never be bored by looking at pictures of A & B! (Keep 'em coming)
Fourth... ummmm... have a great week!

Finding JOY in 6th Grade

Amber @ Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher said...

Thanks for the freebie! And you can buy shrimp? That is so cool! haha!

Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

Barbara said...

Your pac looks very cute, Jen!
Thanks :)

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Barbara said...

Okay, I'm back :)
I just grabbed your freebie and it's GREAT!!!!

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~brookeb~ said...

Great unit :) Left you some love. I can sympathise about the nail biting. Every time I vow to give up, something stressful happens and that resolution flies out the window!
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Doris Young said...

Hi Jen! Loved reading this FUN post! I love Insect Lore too! Time to put an order in for my butterflies!

Unknown said...

I just want to be C. I will totally be a great sister to A and B I promise. Can I just come be in your sweet family? btw That dino SCARED ME!
Love YA!

Elizabeth said...

Hey girl! Thanks for the freebie. I love it...I'm sending you a email in a second with a response to your comment on my blog.


Fun in Room 4B

Neesa said...

What a wonderful idea and it's exactly the skills I need to reinforce right now. Loving your work!

Kristen said...

Hey!! I am behind too, as you can see! I FINALLY did that email thing. I think. Can you see it now? Did I do it right?!?

Unknown said...

Ugggh!!! You're an amazing mom & teacher!!!! And you create the cutest units!!!! I have no clue where you find the time to get it all done & stay in shape! I want to be just like you when I grow up!!! :)

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Thanks for sharing...I love this pack!

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