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July 18, 2018

Diving Into Eureka Math | Module 2 + GIVEAWAY

Hello friends! I am back on the blog today to share with you Module 2 of Eureka Math's unit for second grade! In this module we're diving straight into measurement using centimeters and meters. I really enjoyed working on this module because of Eureka's approach to introducing students to the skills of measurement and how they can relate those skills with solving addition and subtraction word problems. 

Again, my purpose to creating these resources isn't to copy and paste the curriculum. Because the curriculum is pretty great but it could be adapted to real-life classrooms. This is assuming just by looking at their versions of the handouts, these curriculum designers haven't been in a classroom in a while. 
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A lot of the work is busy, cumbersome, and sometimes overwhelming for my kiddos. Other teachers I know cut down on the number of problems they want students to work on, which says one thing: it's too much! So, I decided to get a head start on the year and focus the work we expect students to complete so they're spending more time on the skills and for teachers to use this product in addition to other fun centers or activities. 

Get a head start this year with this easy-prep interactive math journal resource that is Eureka Math aligned!

Get your students up and moving!

Nothing engages kids more than having interactive and engaging activities to do! So, in this measurement module I aim to get kids out of their seats and measuring! Taking the concept development for lessons I've created individual activities where kids measure various items (or each other!) in the room to learn about estimating, using centimeter rulers and meter tape, and answering questions about what they found, notice, and can relate within their work.

Get a head start this year with this easy-prep interactive math journal resource that is Eureka Math aligned!
And yes, centimeter ruler and meter tape templates are included!

 The use of Math Language

Eureka Math incorporates its own math language into their lessons, which help students from year to year know what the heck we're saying when we're teaching. In this module students learn about visualizing, using mental benchmarks, learning to estimate, and understand what non-standard and standard means.

My worksheet pages help scaffold these new words and allow students to actively use them during their independent practice portion of their problem sets.
Get a head start this year with this easy-prep interactive math journal resource that is Eureka Math aligned!

I've added a few goodies too...

Although I really like much of Eureka's approach to teaching these measurement concepts, I couldn't help but notice that students could use a little more scaffolding when it comes to jumping into some of these skills.

Especially as it relates to using non-standard and standardized units of measurement! So, don't be surprised to find a few added worksheets or note pages in there ;)
Get a head start this year with this easy-prep interactive math journal resource that is Eureka Math aligned!

Assessments

I have included the end of the module assessment, but tweaked it some. I do include most of the original questions but added a couple of questions towards the end. I realized on the assessment it doesn't include every skill the kids worked on and so I added a couple myself in there. I also include an answer key since it doesn't 100% match up with Eureka's.

Get a head start this year with this easy-prep interactive math journal resource that is Eureka Math aligned!

Get a head start this year with this easy-prep interactive math journal resource that is Eureka Math aligned!

...and now onto the GIVEAWAY!

Enter to win all 8 modules of aligned Eureka Math resources! Giveaway runs from July 18-31 2018 | slidinginto2ndgrade.blogspot.com
One lucky winner will be selected at random on midnight August 1st PST. This winner is entitled to one personal use copy of all created modules for second grade math. This winner will automatically receive a PDF of each module as they are created and released with a total of 8 modules.

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July 14, 2018

Diving Into Eureka Math | Second Grade Module 1

I am back and again with more goodies to compliment any Eureka Math module 1 lesson...now for SECOND GRADE! Although I will be covering a friend while she's on maternity leave in first grade, I'll be back into 2nd at the beginning of 2019. So, why not get prepped?

Eureka Math is trending as the best new math curriculum that schools across the country are taking notice of. My school only just adopted this curriculum last year and it felt as though all the teachers were getting their sea legs. It truly takes a while to become comfortable with the teaching points, but like anything, teachers can easily adapt the concepts and make them fun and engaging lessons.

I am in the process of giving each module a facelift from their original frameworks, which can be found online. I've found a few quirks that don't really translate into the classroom and decided to create my own resource, but inspired by the work and lessons found within each module.

So, let's take a look at what I have so far for module one in second grade!

Grab these engaging Eureka Math modules that aim to cut out the busy work! | slidinginto2ndgrade.blogspot.com

Begin with note taking skills

I don't believe it can ever be too soon to introduce the skill of note taking. I've created each lesson with that in mind! Easy fill-in-the-blank style notes are combined with work spaces for students to explore and share their work in more meaningful ways. I made sure to include the common Eureka Math vocabulary so students become familiar with this math language.

In second grade a lot of the concepts being introduced are built upon their knowledge from first grade. I've taken some of the pages that I included in my First Grade Module 1 resource as a means to refresh student memories after the summer break.
Grab these engaging Eureka Math modules that aim to cut out the busy work! | slidinginto2ndgrade.blogspot.com

Lesson pages are focused and to the point!

I, along with other teachers I've spoken with about Eureka Math, have one major pet peeve and that is the lengthy and cumbersome problem sets! These practice problems seem to go on forever and most teachers don't have their students complete a full page.

In my resource I've narrowed down each lesson to include the skills discussed in the concept development, space for student to work with scaffolds, and problem sets that take out the busy work and have students focus on real practice before being dismissed to other activities.
Grab these engaging Eureka Math modules that aim to cut out the busy work! | slidinginto2ndgrade.blogspot.com

Lets kids interact with the material!

 I love these activities that I've nestled in because it gives students a chance to interact with the skills they're learning. For example, here is a fun way to remember the different facts to make 10. I based this off of an anchor chart I made years ago and now students can keep them safe and as a reference in their math journals.

Displaying a similar anchor chart, along with their rainbows to keep in their journals, students have a far better chance of remembering this strategy when adding or subtracting larger numbers.
Grab these engaging Eureka Math modules that aim to cut out the busy work! | slidinginto2ndgrade.blogspot.com
Make sure you follow me via email (look for the signup on the sidebar) so you'll be notified whenever new resources are available! Keep an eye out for more Eureka Math modules for both first and second grade!


      
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July 12, 2018

Diving Into Eureka Math | First Grade

Last year was the first time I was introduced to Eureka Math. My school had adopted it last year and it seems the consensus was that overall teachers liked aspects of the curriculum, but that it definitely can be modified. I just so happen to agree and today I wanted to share a few of my ideas as I plan to teach Module 1 for first grade next school year.

Ditch the unnecessary paperwork and start engaging your students with this adapted Eureka Math Module 1 unit for FIRST GRADE! | slidinginto2ndgrade.blogspot.com
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As some of you may already know, Eureka Math seems to be a popular math curriculum that is finding it's way from middle/high schools to the elementary grades. In second grade last year I got to get a glimpse into the program and how the kids interact with it's material. I have to agree that there is A LOT of great strategies taught, but I found too much time was spent on any one given concept. And I have to say it...

...I HATE the worksheets that come along with it!

They've got too many problems and the format isn't conducive to helping students visualize the math concepts being taught. Also...it's not cute so I took it upon myself to create something that, I hope, teachers all over can use.

I am excited to share with you the complete MODULE 1 of Eureka Math for first grade!

My plan for the future is to dig into second grade for when I go back next January and have those resources available to you all! So, definitely keep an eye out for that!

But, for now I have Module 1 ready for all my first grade teacher friends and I couldn't be more excited to share this with you!

So, let's take a peek at what I've been working on these last few weeks of summer...

Ditch the unnecessary paperwork and start engaging your students with this adapted Eureka Math Module 1 unit for FIRST GRADE! | slidinginto2ndgrade.blogspot.com
One way I love teaching is by using easy-to-follow note pages for my students. By having them be responsible for taking 'notes' during a lesson, I'm more likely to keep their attention and engagement for longer. So, I formatted each application problem and problem set for every lesson to be just right for pasting into student's interactive notebooks!

**But want worksheets instead for centers or small groups? Just print them like normal!

Ditch the unnecessary paperwork and start engaging your students with this adapted Eureka Math Module 1 unit for FIRST GRADE! | slidinginto2ndgrade.blogspot.com

Have students easily follow along with your lessons each day! I've adapted these pages so that while you're teaching the concept development, they can follow along in their journals. I've also narrowed down the problem sets to include just the right amount of practice problems before dismissing your students to another activity you may have planned.

Using a notebook helps keep track of student learning, gives students a space to jot their ideas and work down, and keeps them in a safe place all year long! Use additional pages in your notebooks, too, for other activities you plan during each lesson.
Ditch the unnecessary paperwork and start engaging your students with this adapted Eureka Math Module 1 unit for FIRST GRADE! | slidinginto2ndgrade.blogspot.com
Each Module will feature a cover page with tabs so that as students build their journals throughout the year, each Module will be easy to find! Cover pages also include an overview of what students will be learning about during those lessons.

Ditch the unnecessary paperwork and start engaging your students with this adapted Eureka Math Module 1 unit for FIRST GRADE! | slidinginto2ndgrade.blogspot.com
Most lessons include extension activities for those students ready to expand their thinking or even for those early finishers. Along with that are templates that can be printed out and laminated for continued use throughout the school year using Expo markers! Cut and paste activities can also be used throughout various lessons.

Ditch the unnecessary paperwork and start engaging your students with this adapted Eureka Math Module 1 unit for FIRST GRADE! | slidinginto2ndgrade.blogspot.com

Every so many lessons the Eureka Math curriculum gives students the opportunity to complete Sprints, or timed fluency tests. These sprints can be used at the beginning of lessons to get student's brains warmed up or use them as a means to check-in with their fluency. A and B sides are included as well and match up to Eureka's answer keys included in the Teacher Handbook. Answer keys can also be found online!


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July 6, 2018

Summer BTS Sale!

Summertime is the best time to stock up on all the fun goodies you want to prep for the school year ahead and why not do so without paying full price? I mean, seriously!  Saturday, July 7th - July 10th I am hosting a 10% off sale over at my shop on all BTS essentials! I know TpT has their M-E-G-A back to school sale coming up, but why not celebrate just a little early?

It's that time of year again...
...summer sale time on all BACK TO SCHOOL essentials!


Summertime is the best time to stock up on all the fun goodies you want to prep for the school year ahead and why not do so without paying full price? I mean, seriously!

Saturday, July 7th - July 10th I am hosting a 10% off sale over at my shop on all BTS essentials! I know TpT has their M-E-G-A back to school sale coming up, but why not celebrate just a little early?

Want to know what all is on sale? Well, let's take a peek at what you can grab!

Classroom Essentials

Student Job Cards: original chevron | updated 

Writing Process Posters: original | updated






Guided Reading Prep





Classroom Management Essentials





Back to School Forms



...not on sale but still great resources!

Although not all of my resources are on sale there are a few Back to School bundles available to download! Let's take a quick peek!


Get all of these resources (and many that are individually on sale) in one complete bundle



Get all of these popular resources all in one download! I've loved using these each year to get my classroom/behavior management off to a great start!

Happy shopping!!

July 5, 2018

Attacking Your Classroom Library Like a Pro


I am super excited to share these labels with you because it’s been years, I mean years, since I’ve given these guys a fresh look. It’s always kind of fun (and scary) to look back on my earliest products and realize all the things I was doing wrong and how simple everything was. If anything, it shows how much I’ve learned within these last few years on upping the quality and range of my products. I used to only think about my own needs then just upload them to TpT and it was only just last year did I realize the key to becoming a serious TpT Seller and that’s ensuring your products can be used for any grade! 

Which brings us back to these classroom library cards! After looking over what I originally had, I realized that they were a touch outdated and didn’t expand into the many different genres and topics children’s books can be organized into. However, I’m all about simple and not getting into the weeds too much with organizing my library. 

Get back to school ready and tackle organizing your classroom library with these {NEWLY UPDATED} library labels! Check out the blog to see what’s been added!

What’s new?

This download now has many new genre and topic labels as well as new authors such as Eric Carle and Shel Silverstein. Another huge improvement to this product is the inclusion of F&P, Lexile, DRA, and AR leveled labels! So, now you can level your class books by level vs the popular genres or themes.


What’s Included?
- Autobiography
- Biography
- Holidays
- Realistic Fiction
- Science Fiction
- Historical Fiction
- Non-Fiction
- Mystery
- Fairy Tales
- Poetry
- Weather
- Animals
- Folk Tales
- Sports
- Math
- School
- Fables

Now includes:
- Social Studies
- Famous Americans
- Native Americans
- Cultural Books
- Science
- Seasons
- Star Student Books
- Class Books
- Environmental Print
- Money
- Shapes
- Colors
- Counting
- First Day of School
- Numbers
- Names
- Sight Words
- Health
- Food & Nutrition
- Manners
- Life Cycles
- Feelings

- Newspaper Bin (for magazines such as Time For Kids, etc.)
- Book Hospital (for broken books in need of repairs)

Authors:
- Roald Dahl
- Beverly Cleary
- Dr. Seuss
- Judy Blume
- Jan Brett
- Patricia Polacco
- David Shannon
- Cynthia Rylant
- Eric Carle {NEW}
- Shel Silverstein {NEW}

Series:
- A-Z Mysteries
- Magic Tree House

**original labels for series such as Goosebumps, Junie B. Jones, etc. were removed for copyright purposes and I don’t have similar clip art. Working on getting those permissions! Sorry for any inconvenience. 

So, this school year don’t forget this helpful tool for your classroom and be sure to get your library organized quickly with these classroom library labels!