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2nd Grade Common Core Math Assessments

As teachers ourselves, we have made it our mission to help other teachers find exactly what they need when they need it. Having great assessments at your fingertips is a must. As teachers, you want to spend your time teaching not hours and hours on the web looking for exactly

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Spring TPT $600 GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY!!

Hi everyone! It’s Kristy & Misty from TEACHING TIMES 2 SPRING IS HERE!!!! and what better way to celebrate than with a GIVEAWAY??? ❤️ 2 $300 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Cards ❤️ Get those Wish Lists ready educators! A SPRING Shopping Spree for TpT is HERE! We are giving away $600 in TpT Gift

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First Grade Common Core ELA Assessments

As teachers, we need easy go-to assessments!! Trying to find the right assessment for a specific standard can sometimes take hours to find. I know being a First Grade Teacher myself the mundane task of finding just the right one that you can use year after year for the standard

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2nd Grade Common Core ELA Assessments

I have taught 2nd grade for 20 years and I know that having great assessments at your fingertips is a must. As teachers, you want to spend your time teaching not hours and hours on the web looking for exactly the right assessment or review practice for your students. Our

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Winter Activities and Resources for K-2

Every year we make our snowman snowglobes to go on our bulletin board. This is a quick easy fun activity for all ages just need a paper plate and cotton balls or stickers, etc for this great activity. We listened to the story ” There was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow” and

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Happy New Year Celebration and Freebie

Happy New Year to everyone. This week we celebrated the new year with many fun activities.We counted down as our ball dropped. I found some chocolate donut holes that were coverd in sprinkles, used a coffee stirrer as our pole and used a cupcake as a base- The kiddos loved

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Polar Express Freebie Fun

Each year our classes enjoy a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows- they wear their pj’s and we watch the movie Polar Express- We give each student the day before a golden ticket which is their movie pass. Ms. Kristy makes it a prize for one of their A.R. goals to earn a highly

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Characters and Setting- Engaging Lesson Ideas

I love teaching story elements like characters and settings in first grade. Why are story elements so key at-this age? Well, I have come to realize over the years that if I want to make good writers, learning story elements along the way helps them bloom into wonderful authors. Reading

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Leaf Graphing- Great Hands-on Fun!!

Trying to come up with hands-on activities for graphing can be challenging- so we wanted to create something that would be easy, fun, and engaging for our students and yours. Our kiddos loved this activity and yours will too. Leaf graphing is fun and engaging for all ages.   Leaf

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Halloween-Let’s Learn Odd & Even with Mummies

Play with toilet paper and learn math all in one!!!  Odd and Even Math Mummy will have your kiddos all smiles and makes a great mini lesson with reviewing even and odd numbers with your kiddos.  Odd and Even Math Mummy can be for the whole class,  partner work or math station. Our mini lesson even has the

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Johnny Appleseed Day Activities and Fun

Last month our classes celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day. This is the first time my classroom has done this and the day was filled with great fun with learning activites and apple snacks.I asked my kiddos if they had ever heard of the name Johnny Appleseed. Most of them had not,

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