Okay so first I must APOLOGIZE because I didn't even realize yesterday was the 14th until I erased the date on my board this morning (don't ask me why I didn't realize it when I wrote the date), and changed it to the 15th.
So officially my giveaway ended yesterday. I had my assessment day (DIBELS, Running Records, and Spelling Inventory) which I had not even started (normally I am on top of these things, I swear). They are due on Thursday and I had two students absent so I have to get to those buggers tomorrow (if they are there) because Thursday I will be out with to long-term plan for our second grade team and Friday is a professional development day. UGH, why does everything seem to fall on the same week?
I also have to go shopping for our after school club… (note to self).
Drumroll please…. and the winners are:
Congratulations SUZY Q and MRS. BROWN. I will be sending you my two items and I will forward your email address to Shawna for her to send you her awesome packet. You should get it all in plenty of time for Valentine's Day!
But don't leave empty handed. I have been searching TPT for some graphing activities for the sub to do with my students on Thursday because I don't trust them to roam the school to other classrooms and collect data (which is what Investigations has them doing). Instead I will save that super-fun awesomeness for Monday and leave the sub with something a little lighter. So here is what I found that I really liked. I can't guarantee that these items will stay free folks, so snatch em up now (they are not mine, and they link to the seller's store / items):
Ashlyn Ellsworth from The Creative Classroom has this awesome packet that is free. Check out everything she includes:
Graphing Classroom Posters
-Pictograph (horizontal and vertical)
-Bar Graph (horizontal and vertical)
Whats for Lunch? Student Graphing Book/Activities
How To Graph Activities
Data Analysis Pre/Post Assessment
This thing is 14 pages folks and it's free! Check it out:
The second item I found that I really like and I'm going to use on Thursday is one from J. Moriconi at Kidsrcute:
Click on the pictures above to go to the store and download.
The last freebie I want to share with you is one that I love from Denise at Sunny Days in Second Grade. She makes these awesome Addition and Multiplication Bump Games for FREE for almost any theme (Winter, Spring, etc). Check out the one I will be leaving for the "quick finishers" on Thursday:
My students are well rehearsed in the rules of BUMP, but in case yours aren't, she includes directions in each file. We practice, practice, practice at the beginning of the year to develop that fluency. It works great when I have students finish an assessment or activity and I don't have anything else already pulled out. I keep the materials on a cart in the back of the room (except for the cubes which are on their tables in a pencil box). Students know where the materials are, how to play, and where to play. INDEPENDENCE!!! And it's as good as gold when you need something extra just in case your sub plans aren't enough.
That's enough from me, I'm tuning back in to my TV to watch the new episode of Pretty Little Liars… as soon as I send the winners their units...