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Shelly Sitz
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Freebie Frenzy for Back to School
Back to school is just around the corner.  I am always excited and anxious to get my classroom set up and implement new ideas that I have seen on Pinterest.  If you are like me, you like to mix things up and try new things.  I get bored doing the same thing...
Freebie Frenzy for Back to School
Freebie Frenzy for Back to School
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Back to School Freebies and Ideas
Summer will be over before we know it.  I am going through my files and searching Pinterest for ideas for back school ideas.  I am sharing with you some of my favorite Back to School freebies for the beginning of the school year. Find a Friend is a great ic...
Back to School Freebies and Ideas
Back to School Freebies and Ideas
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Opinion Writing: The Best Pet
My class has been busy writing opinions on which animal makes the best pet.  When we begin a unit of study, I like to read lots of books to my students so they get lots ideas on a topic.  Then we do lots of brainstorming together and I model many times. I l...
Opinion Writing: The Best Pet
Opinion Writing: The Best Pet
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Valentine's Day Ideas and Activities
It is hard to believe that February is just around the corner.  Here are some ideas, activities, and freebies to help you plan for the upcoming month. My students love to draw.  I found this directed drawing activity on YouTube by Cassie Stephens.   We used...
Valentine's Day Ideas and Activities
Valentine's Day Ideas and Activities
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First Day of School in Second Grade
It is hard to believe summer is over and school is back in session.  I would like to share with you some activities that I like to do with my students. I like my students to feel comfortable and to meet the other students in our classroom.  Find A Friend ac...
First Day of School in Second Grade
First Day of School in Second Grade
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Easter Breakout Box
My students love breakout boxes and begged me to make an Easter breakout box.  You can go to Breakout Edu to learn more about them.  It is free to sign up.  One of the tasks my students had to solve was to put the eggs together to form compound words.  Afte...
Easter Breakout Box
Easter Breakout Box
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Breakout Box for March
I wanted to do something fun and challenging with my students so I purchased 4 toolboxes with various types of locks to make my own breakout boxes.  It was a little expensive so I suggest getting some teachers to split the cost with you.  I highly recommend...
Breakout Box for March
Breakout Box for March
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Read Across America Ideas & Freebies
Today I was busy printing and laminating math centers for Read Across America.  My students go to these math centers when they finish their work early.   I am going to give my students these bookmarks.  I have them laminated and in my school bag.  You can g...
Read Across America Ideas & Freebies
Read Across America Ideas & Freebies
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Valentine's Day Art Project & A Freebie
My students are having a blast painting and getting our room decorated for February.  They love it when I put up their artwork!  I like to have the students do real art and let them express themselves. This was a two day process.  First we painted a heart i...
Valentine's Day Art Project & A Freebie
Valentine's Day Art Project & A Freebie
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Snowman Activities and Freebies
I love doing snowman activities even though I teach in Southern California.   I am lucky to get a view of the snow-capped mountains from my classroom. My students enjoy painting. First, we practice drawing our snowman.  After a few tries, we are ready to us...
Snowman Activities and Freebies
Snowman Activities and Freebies
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