Sentences and Place Value!

Well, we are officially in full swing at school.  With progress reports already coming out next week, I had to kick it into gear to really get some grades recorded!  So, I've spent several of my nights grading papers and entering grades, YUCK!  That's probably one of my least favorite things to do as a teacher, but I'm sure I'm not alone on that one!

So, in the midst of grading papers, we did learn A LOT and had some fun!  Here are some of the activities that we completed from my "Strengthen Your Sentences" unit. 

We made our Sentence Superhero hats, and my kiddos just about fell in love with these things.  They were very diligent workers during this activity!

We also made the Asking/Exciting/Telling Flapbook from my unit... 
And sorted Asking/Telling sentences into a Pocket Book!
Thankfully, now I have lots of English grades.  So, this makes me one happy teacher... especially since most of the time my students didn't even know they were completing graded work!  It's a win/win kind of thing :)

In math, we have been doing everything possible to really grasp place value.  The great thing is, there are so many awesome lessons out there, so if something isn't working with your kiddos you can try a plethora of activities!  To put a fun spin on our concept this week, we used Abby's Marshmallow Math.    Can I just tell you how wonderful my class was during this because they couldn't eat unless the behaved!  Genius!


And, we reviewed tens and ones with a Bingo game from Cara's Place Value Packet of Fun!  I've gotten lots of great math centers from this pack, definitely check it out if you haven't already!
Well, that's it for me!  You can tell how eventful my night has been since I'm blogging on a Friday evening!  I brought home TONS of school work to do this weekend, and it made it's way out of my car.  Now, let's just see if I actually tackle any of those projects :)

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16 comments:

Amy Howbert said...

I have absolutely loved following you since spring! I also teach 2nd grade, & it's my fave thus far! You are a load of fun & so heart warming to read. These are great ideas I'd like to implement in my class. Please visit me, too!
Amy Howbert
Little Miss Organized
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FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

SUPER cute!!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

diditeach said...

LOVE the swag.....great idea !!!! You make the most amazing anchor charts.....

Amy said...

I have been doing the Strengthen Your Sentences unit with my class, yet another class has fallen in love with Mrs. Lemons!! Love it!
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Jessica said...

These activities look awesome!! I know this is something my second graders need too!
Jessica

Apples and Papers

Kinderaffe said...

I love the "swag" and headbands! I teach in an all boys school! They will LOVE this!

Thx! What a lucky class you have!

Sara
Kinderaffe2ndgraders.blogspot.com

Kim and Megan said...

Love your "swag" and that marshmallow math idea...too cute!

Across the Hall said...

Love the SWAG acronym! Thanks for sharing your anchor chart.

Everything is adorable, as always :)

Halle
Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

JB said...

Super cute! I taught 2nd grade for 3 years and I wish I had an acronym to help them remember! I teach 4th now and I bet I could still use it somehow...

(Hate to be a downer, but you spelled 'superhero' wrong on your poster :/ )

Love your blog; frequent lurker but infrequent commenter!

amy.lemons said...

Thanks JB.... I didn't even realize that! I took the picture down, but my ignorance is all over Pinteret now, dangit! I'll fix it and repost next week :)

Kate said...

I am teaching sentence structure and punctuation to my 2nd graders this week, so this will be a perfect unit! Thanks for showing off your activities!

Kate
EduKate and Inspire

Deanna said...

Love the SWAG, but have already ingrained another acronym with my kiddos, however, for the last couple of years I have dressed up as Super Sentence Girl (my daughter was Wonder Woman a few years ago-the cape, belt and wrist bands are a perfect added touch!). Scholastic has a book Super Sentence Girl in their Grammar Tales series. It would go perfectly with your unit! It will tie in for me wonderfully even if I don't SWAG it:)

Jackie said...

Hi,
I loved your SWAG acronym yesterday when I saw it! I wanted to recreate it for my class this week but could not remember what each letter stands for. Could you please let me know what the letters stand for . Thanks! I would really appreciate it : )

Mrs. Wright said...

Love the super hero sentences, sooooo cute thanks for sharing. I'll be doing that as soon as we end this strike in Chicago :(

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jodi said...

We are doing place value and sentences right now! thanks for sharing!

jodi
Southern Sweetie in Second

Bonnie Stalbaum said...

I too loved the Super hero chat with swag but it was missing the R in super