January activities - centers, penguins, and freebies!!

Happy late Christmas!!

We had a nice, casual Christmas. We just had my grandparents come up for dinner, and they got to play with their Great-grandchildren! I love watching my girls play with the great grandparents!




In the morning, we went to the beach and had our annual sandman building on Christmas Day. I love it! It was a little windy this year, but my Autumn still went swimming in the water...ha!

It may not be snow, but it's still a white Christmas!!

My friend posted this on her FB, and I LOVE it! It's so me!



Today, we've been playing with one of Autumn's stocking stuffers: Insta-snow!








She loved it! She's my little inquisitive, wants to try all kinds of new things, so I knew she would love it!

This is what I get for my girls....


And this is what I get for my classroom - I do this when I do my January themed centers and my penguin unit. A lot of my students have never seen snow, so they love it!

Speaking of winter - I FINALLY finished my January center packs! If you've been following my Facebook page, you know I've been asking for a lot of thoughts and suggestions and help editing these packs...  
In both the literacy and the math, I have aligned them to the common core standards for 2nd grade. These are meant to be review centers; skills that they've already been taught so that you can pull for small groups without worrying about "teaching" the skills in the centers!


The Literacy Centers include:

This packet contains 15 Common Core Aligned literacy centers
Included in this 168 packet is:
Color menu that has all the common core standards on each center.
Three different center menus for students.



Centers include:
Word Work:
Winter Contractions
Plural Nouns
Making Words

Grammar:
Winter Adjectives
Past Tense Verb Concentration
Was or Were?

Reading:
Fact or Opinion?
Winter Poem
Sight Words

Writing:
January Sentence Scramble
Types of Sentences
Paragraph Sorting

Phonics:
Spin-a-Word - Silent e
A Blizzard of Blends
Word Families -ink and -ing






This packet contains 16 Common Core Aligned math centers!

Included in this 132 packet is:
Color menu that has all the common core standards on each center.
Three different center menus for students.


Centers include:
OA:
Roll and Add With Even and Odd
Fact Families with Missing Answers
Snowflake Arrays (repeated addition)
Word Problems

NBT:
Winter Mix-Up Place Value (3-digit numbers)
Missing Addends (spin a sum)
Addition and Subtraction with Regrouping
Comparing Numbers (3-digit numbers)

MD:
Snowball Throw Measurements
Time to Play in the Snow (hour, ½ hour and ¼ hour)
Money (counting coins)
Graphing

G:
Winter Scene (using 2-d shapes)
Polygon Sorting
Shape Clues
Snowflake Fractions




Check out the packs in my stores!


Also! I updated the bookmarks too - I added in January. Make sure you go back and download the freebie to get the January ones that I added in.




AND, I updated my Penguin pack! Check out the post on that {HERE}





AND if you haven't already, then make sure you go to Facebook Fan Freebie tab and download January's Calendar cards! I have one more month to add (and I'm almost finished with February). They won't bee there TOO much longer as freebies, so make sure you snag them now!


Ok, I THINK I've caught you up on everything!





2 comments

Kim said...

Hi Jen!
First, love the pics of the girls!
Second, can you just change the grade level to "sixth" and I will get these for my class?! WOW! If I were a 2nd grade teacher, I would be THRILLED. Such amazing activities! I'm awestruck.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and lots of time to relax and enjoy your family...

Kim
Finding JOY in 6th Grade

asbishop said...

I love your variety of calendar numbers. They are so cute and I can print all three sets and make different pattern sequences for the students. I really appreciate you making these for free. They will definitely be a saleable item when you have the whole year finished. Thank you.

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