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

Winter Adjectives
Past Tense Verb Concentration
Was or Were?

Fact or Opinion?
Winter Poem
Sight Words

January Sentence Scramble
Types of Sentences
Paragraph Sorting

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

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

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

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!


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...

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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