Last week was super busy and this week is turning out to be the same. We have been having major girl problems in my classroom. We just can't all seem to get along, but I guess that will happen when you have 12 girls out of 16 students. Somedays I feel so bad for my 4 boys, they just can't deal with the drama sometimes. So, we are working on being more kind to each other. Thanks to some great suggestions from fellow teachers I downloaded Rachel Lynette's friendship task cards (which are FREE) and scheduled our first "girl's lunch" last week. I am very lucky to have an awesome student teacher this semester so he took my boys to eat in the cafeteria and the girls and myself stayed in the classroom. I plan on working on one task card each time we meet during lunch on Thursdays. I am really hoping this will help with the meanness we have been showing. If you have any tricks or tips that have worked with mean girls in your classroom I would LOVE to hear them!
I also just finished my Clovers, Coins and Common Core pack! I know it's a day late to the sale but, it is available in the store right now! I really sat down and thought about what my kiddos needed to work on the most when creating this packet (which is why a lot of activities included addition and subtraction facts) and all activities are aligned to the 2nd Grade CCSS. Click on one of the pictures below to check it out on TPT and get a list of all the centers, games and activities included.
Leave a comment (and your e-mail address) for a chance to win a FREE copy of this new pack. I will announce a winner tomorrow night!
We also began out Flat Stanley Project 2.0 presentations today and some cute pictures are coming soon. We are having a great time traveling around the world!