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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Friendship: Cynthia Rylant, Teacher's Cauldron, and Yvonne Crawford

How are you all doing out there?  We finally got our 3rd teacher and have cut our grade level size into a third for each of us! Hallelujah!  Let's hope this gets us on the right path so that we can roll along in the right direction!

I had planned to get started with this last week but with switching kids, finishing up testing, etc., I just decided to wait.  So, now...I know what I will be doing for the next 2 weeks.  Good ole <I can teach this with my eyes closed> Henry and Mudge!  You can always rely on Cynthia Rylant's books in a pinch!  So, I bet you are wondering why I want to rely on an old standard?

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I am going to be using this freebie by another good friend, Jen of The Teacher's Cauldron.  It is already prepped and ready to go from last week!

After being departmentalized for the last few years and only teaching literacy/science/social studies, I am going back to a self-contained setting and will be teaching all subjects!  So, I am having to get back into the math mode.  

My friend Lyndsey had this on her blog and it made me cackle!  THIS is exactly how I feel!  

I know that I am going to be using an interactive notebook that was created by my friend Yvonne Crawford. She is so awesome.  Her work amazes me because I expect her to be more of a literacy person because she can speak a kajillion as she keeps rolling this math out, I just sit in awe!

My friend, Missy Squirrels, introduced me to this book.  Does anyone use this?  Should I get it to help with my math lessons and centers?  Please let me know if you have any information about this!  I am trying to decide what to do!

More later!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Common Core Texts for 2nd Grade: Unit 1--The Seasons (Fiction)

If you have looked at the curriculum map in the book Common Core Curriculum Maps you may be surprised by some of the titles you see.  The titles that are recommended for second grade teachers to use during the first unit (Seasons) is an interesting mix of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.  In all, if you take a look at the book, you will see a return to the use of 'old stand-bys' of yesteryear as the suggested literature for units shows a return to the oldies-but-goodies such as Alice in Wonderland, Charlotte's Web, Little Women, etc.

There are so many books suggested that I decided that I would break the books for the first unit down to a fiction post and a non-fiction post.  I hope that you find this list and the links to helpful.  At the end you will find my url for my newest board on Pinterest which will house the titles needed for second grade.

Suggested Works to have on hand in 2nd grade:

Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan by Cynthia Rylant and Sucie Stevenson

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

The Days of Summer (Eve Buntin and William Low)

Snow (Uri Shulevitz)

Peepers  (Eve Buntin and James Ransome)

The Little Yellow Leaf (Carin Berger)

Read Aloud

The Mitten by Jan Brett

Here is the url for my board:

Hope this is helpful.  As always, enjoy!

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