Thursday, May 2, 2013

TGTF! Am I Right? Also... New 2nd Grade CCSS Item & You Can Win!

Thank GOODNESS tomorrow is Friday!  I can't wait for the weekend!  Hubby and I have date night every Friday and I am so looking forward to chilling at dinner with the hubs tomorrow!

This week has been crazy at school...  Tuesday we did a 3rd grade Wax Museum and it was AWESOME.  We had everyone from Barack Obama to Neil Armstrong to Wilma Rudolph... the kids worked SO hard and did such a great job!  I was so stinkin' proud of my students... I shed a few tears, gave lots of hugs, and was just amazed at how much my kiddos learned and how much I was able to assess through this project!

So, that has pretty much consumed our lives for about 2 weeks... researching, writing, creating, practicing... then yesterday I had a sub so today was a catch up day.  Tomorrow is our field day (please stay away, rain!) and so we had to take our spelling tests today too.

BUT... the good news is that I did get the 2nd grade CCSS 100+ Days of Review pack finished!  It's on sale for $1 off at TpT for the next few days, but you can win a copy!  Just leave me a comment, letting me know the highlight of your academic week.  Mine was the Wax Museum!  I'll have hubby select a few random numbers and will send two or so packs on Saturday to the winners!

In the meantime, I hope you'll check it out!
 Find it on TpT or Teacher's Notebook!

I'll be working on a 1st grade set starting this weekend and then movin' on up to 4th after that!

And now... bring on the weekend!


65 comments:

  1. The highlight of my academic week is getting this darn test over with. One more day to go! We weren't allowed to teach anything new after the test so we've been having fun days. We watched a movie today and I loved it when the kids clapped when the movie was over. So adorable!

    Swimming into Second

    swimmmingintosecond@att.net

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  2. 2nd grade yay!
    Mysecondsense@gmail.com

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  3. The highlight of my week was finishing up all my reading & math testing!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    kwelnicke@hotmail.com

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  4. The highlight of my week was having my 2nd graders finish their Poetry Unit books...FINALLY! They look so cute though and will be great for the parents to see next week!

    ~Wendy
    sdwd727@gmail.com

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  5. Yay! The highlight of my week was taking a personal day to go learn about birds at the aviary with my own preschooler. :)

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  6. The highlight of my week will be tomorrow. Our students have earned AR fun day so we will be taking a field trip. We will be visiting a new Fun Center that has just opened.
    becky.bacon@cox.net

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  7. The highlight of my week was making and delivering May Day baskets with my kiddos. They love sneaking into the classrooms to deliver and even made up a little fib on why we were late to recess (we owed time for being naughty)....ha ha...They had so much fun and it was just a nice way to show a little kindness. Oh and I got to see baby ducks hatch! That was fun too!
    Stacee
    ringo406@hotmail.com

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  8. Our highlight was out district deciding on a writing curriculum to implement next year!! Finally!!!

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  9. The highlight of my week was watching 17 chicks hatch in our classroom incubator in my second grade classroom! What an amazing experience for my kiddos - and oh how much they learned about life cycles!

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  10. Highlight of my week is one of my IEP kids will be a different program next year! So happy for his growth! Although I will miss him, he will be in another class. :)

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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  11. My highlight was seeing how excited my students were when they received their poems for our parents end of the year poetry extravaganza!!
    Julie
    jzjszim@gmail.com

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  12. My highlight for the week is seeing how much progress my students have made using the dictionary! amandalawson4@gmail.com

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  13. The highlight of my week was getting done with our zoo animal reports and going to the zoo!
    Hilary
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

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  14. The highlight of my week was hearing one of my students tell the sub that the number of days that we have in school includes the weekend because I stay there to change it. I love hearing how the kids think!

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  15. Today was performed Contraction Surgery... complete with surgeon's gowns, etc. So much fun!

    mrsamynovellino@gmail.com

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  16. The highlight of my week will happen tomorrow as I take a personal day to go watch my son graduate from college! Sorry it's not a "second grade" highlight, but it will definitely rejuvenate me as a mom and a teacher and help me be ready for these last few crazy weeks of school!

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  17. The highlight of my week was being on the Report Card Committee, and working on revamping our report card for next year. Even though they wouldn't let us make all the changes we wanted, we were able to work on the wording to better meet the CCCS standards. :)

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  18. We went on a field trip to the farm, which is an outside field trip. It was May 1, snowing and in the 30's!!!

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  19. My highlight is that today is my Friday. We have a non-student day tomorrow. Plus, today and yesterday was beautiful.

    Krystyn
    Ms Richards's Musings

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  20. The academic highlight of my week was getting my last observation for the year done on Tuesday - I think it went well and my kids were on their A-game!

    suttonal821@gmail.com

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  21. My highlight was presenting our next project: Animals! The kids will chose from a Prezi, mobile or cereal box display. I can't wait to include art, technology and research to our 2nd grade munchkins!

    ashleymbelk@yahoo.com

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  22. We are doing an abc countdown for the last 26 days of school. Wednesday was a for appreciation day. During morning my kids shared who they appreciate and why. They were all super sweet and thoughtful. We also made appreciation cards during daily 5 work on writing. It was nice to see the sensitive side of my tough class this year!

    Thanks for the give away!

    Shelby
    Sahick03@smumn.edu

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  23. Ya 2nd grade! I just finished student teaching for 2nd! :)


    Jenna
    Just Diving In

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  24. The highlight of my week was seeing how far my students have come this year in thinking mathematically. They were bouncing ideas and reasoning off each other. It was like watching a tennis match! Thanks for the chance to win. Professionally, we just finished our common core mapping today for our district.

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  25. This pack looks awesome! The hi highlight of my week was hearing the students say who they had helped this week and what they had done to make the school a better place. So sweet!

    cpieterman@rogers.com

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  26. My highlight for the week was finishing with state yesying!! Yeahhhhh! We are looking forward to our field trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific on May 13th and 4 minimum days in May!!

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  27. The highlight of my academic week was getting back those dreaded standardized tests (ITBS) and seeing that my kiddos blew the top off! :) ashleybowlesreed@hotmail.com

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  28. The highlight of my academic week was getting a new group of students to work with for Reading Club and our state testing remediation. I will miss my old bunch but I love meeting new little faces to work with. :-)

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  29. The highlight of my week will be tomorrow when my son, an officer in the Navy, returns home from a seven month deployment. He and the kids in my class have been penpals throughout his tour. Hopefully, he will be able to visit before he moves onto his new assignment.

    caroaf@comcast.net

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  30. The highlight of my week was also my wax museum. My students have been working so hard! We have had this tradition for 20+ years. We inherited it from the wonderful teachers that were before us. It's especially special this year because our building is closing so the tradition will be expanded to a new school with a lot more students!!

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  31. My week has been crazy, too! I had TWO days out to do interviews at our school. Today was definitely a catching up day. The highlight definitely was when my kiddos came in this morning and kept saying how much they missed me. I heard one little one say, "whew.. Now we are back to normal!" Nice to know I am appreciated! ~ Lisa
    Secondgradestories@charter.net

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  32. Oh my goodness! The highlight of my week was having only 8 kids in my class today due to a serious stomach flu. At the end of the day, over one hundred students at our school had to be sent home (as well as a ton of teachers.) We'll see how tomorrow pans out!

    chopsaem@hotmail.com

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  33. The highlight of my week was my lesson on making inferences using pictures. The kids LOVE this lesson and it helps them understand what they do so quickly without realizing it on a regular basis. Enjoy the weekend!
    paula.rushia12@gmail.com

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  34. The highlight of my week will be tomorrow also, when we will be done with our standardized testing - yuk! We haven't been able to teach anything "new" so it has been a little different this week. My kiddos have really enjoyed two recesses each day since the weather has been beautiful!

    ✞Heather
    Swinging Through Second Grade
    swingingthrough2ndgrade@gmail.com

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  35. The highlight of my academic week was listening to my second grade students read opinion essays and hearing how far they have come since the beginning of the year! shanolsen@aol.com

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  36. The highlight of my week was having my CST testing party after the big 2nd grade test!

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  37. The highlight of my week was running a practice 5K with my 3rd and 4th grade Girls on the Run girls! We are getting ready for the real thing on June 1st, and they did so well running 3 miles yesterday! It's amazing to see how far they've come!

    allisonjoy19(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  38. My class has about 5 kiddos with IEP's. We're in the middle of taking a scantron test, and all of these kids made HUGE gains, way more than any other kid in the class. I'm way proud of them.

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  39. We had an awesome week learning about octopus. The kids loved handling baby octopus that I picked up from a Korean grocery store. Well, I had to thaw them first. I don't know how people eat these.

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  40. The highlight of my week was having the high school drumline & jazz band come perform at an assembly for our students. I have a second teaching degree in K-12 music education, so seeing my students SO fired up and excited about music just thrills me!

    Love this 2nd grade packet... crossing my fingers! :)

    cathy@missversteeg.com

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  41. The highlight of my week was listening to my students insert vocabulary terms into their science discussions. They made parachutes and after testing them, we discussed changing variables. They were using the vocabulary when making their hypotheses and I wish I'd had a tape recorder!
    Storie
    atozscrapbook@gmail.com
    Stories by Storie

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  42. The highlight of my week was watching my students make "adjective" self-portraits and hearing them groan and moan when it was time to move on! I love when they are fully engaged in something and don't want to stop!

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  43. The highlight of my week was finishing my progress reports and turning them in! Yay!

    rachelmd93@gmail.com

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  44. The highlight of my week was seeing how well my second graders did with synthesizing and watch our first graders put on an awesome Cinco de Mayo program! They looked so cute in their sombreros :)

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  45. The highlight of my week was our Spring Concert Tuesday evening. The kids did so great and we adorable in their Sunday best clothing! So fun!

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  46. As a sub., the highlight of my week was that I got to work EVERY day this week & was even in the same room for two days in a row. Thanks for all the great ideas & products!! ~Sara

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  47. Today was our Multicultural Day. We had 7 countries represented.With passports in hand we flew to each country to learn all about them. In India we got to try on bangles, eat some of their snacks and even get some body painting done!
    I too am looking forward to the weekend. I am taking my daughter-in-law to see Wicked with my sister and nieces. I'm super excited!
    Patty

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  48. That is awesome! The highlight of my week was our training on the new math series we are implementing next year! :) We are down to 8.5 days left of the school year! Where did the time go?!!!

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  49. The highlight of the week is having 60 Kidergartners average DRA score as 18. They worked hard. Hope they keep it up over the summer. hcarpenter@ebrschools.org

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  50. The highlight of the week was hearing my students make oral responses and really listen to each other in class. We were practicing cause and effect. :)

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  51. The highlight of my week was seeing several students who have struggled with fluency meet the end of the year expectations:) So proud of their success!

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  52. I covered math for a 4th grade teacher on Tuesday. I talked with her Wednesday night to see how they did on their math test Tuesday and she said she didn't know how I did it, but only 4 kids didn't pass the test - and many of them scored 90+%. It was so nice to hear/see the results of my review session!

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  53. The highlight of my week was starting our ABC coutdown to summer! We had Art Day, Bubble Gum Day (with a contest...I won:)), Cookie Day, and Delicious Day...22 days left:). Monday is Experiment Day which is a great way to work on our science fair project! Oh, and my Donor's Choose project was funded....a new ipad for my classroom:)

    Kristin Tenney

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  54. The highlight of my week was doing volcano demonstrations. The kids were so engaged and learned a lot!
    melanievictoria@yahoo.com

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  55. The highlight of my week was tasting our dill pickles that have been brining for a week!

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  56. The highlight of my week was preparing a great synthesizing lesson and having my reading specialist come to me saying that she wants to share it with the entire district! :)
    Tori
    toristeachertips@gmail.com
    Tori's Teacher Tips

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  57. I loved the watch, color math powerpoints that kids use a 100 grid and color in according to the math problem. They were so focused and it was fun!

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  58. The highlight of the week was seeing such growth of my students on their end of year DRA scores, so very, very proud!
    Michelle Scherer
    Inlikeflynnm@yahoo.com

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  59. The highlight of my week was my birthday-May Day! Everyone was so nice and I got a couple of hilarious cards from my kids!

    kemenielsen@yahoo.com

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  60. No one ever knows Wilma Rudolph... She went to the school I teach at :)

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    1. That's awesome! She's one of my favorite historical figures. I have the book "Wilma Unlimited" and I love reading it to my class every year. She's such an inspiring person!

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  61. The real highlight to our week was a couple of warm sunny days so the students could go outside and actually have recess. Now it is raining... again. Our academic highlight was trying out 2 new assessments for the district (writing and reading). My students worked really well and did their best. What more could I ask?

    apyle2 AT gmail DOT com

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  62. The highlight of our week was to have our yearly tests completed. My students did great and we are glad to have it behind us.

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  63. The highlight of our week was to have our yearly tests completed. My students did great and we are glad to have it behind us.

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