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FREEBIE Time!! Spelling Task Cards to help #colorizeyourclassroom

March has so far been very wet for us here in Louisiana. But that has given me plenty of time to work on some amazing additions for my classroom! My firsties are working hard on becoming second graders and as this school year quickly passes us by they let me know how ready and eager they are to learn and be better. Love them!!

My latest addition is to shake up my Building Words/Spelling Words/Word Work/Working with Words center. Task cards!

Ok, so this isn't a new idea but it's new in my classroom this year! And I do it a little differently, with Astrobrights paper to help!

Astrobrights by Neenah cut into 3x5 cards. 
Avery 2x4 shipping labels. 

Astrobrights cardstock is amazing because it a great thickness and doesn't fade. Avery labels are just the best thing ever. I print out the task cards on the 2x4 labels and stick one on each 3x5 Astrobrights card.

I use an index card holder to store the cards. I have multiple copies of each task card so the kids can choose to work on the same task if they so choose. 

I store the task sheets in clasp envelopes and the number on the card tells the student which task sheet to use. 

Cover sheets for clasp envelopes

I also have the task cards with fun, colorful borders as well if you don't want to use labels and cardstock. 

So if you like this idea, click {HERE} for your freebie :)

{HERE} is a sampling of my labels task cards from my larger collection to stick on cardstock. 

Thanks and Happy Teaching!!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Face painting, parading, and Math!

We had a GREAT St. Patrick's Day!! We started the day with Face Painting! The second grade class was raising money for their field trip to the Aquarium in New Orleans. Our Second Grade teachers are amazing! Look at that talent!
We just had to take a selfie!

The kinders put on a Geaux Green parade in the afternoon and we were well into the spirit! 

How precious are they ?!?!?!?

A Leprechaun visited our classroom and lost his pot of gold! So we had to solve some two digit addition problems to help him find it! Each child walked in to find Lucky the Leprechaun had left them a shamrock with a number. 
Of course we pulled out our handy 120 board and set to work. 

Solving these problems with number bonds, adding 10s, drawing quick tens - all the ways we have been practicing. When we got to answer, whoever had the correctly numbered shamrock got to place it on the board. They loved it! Here are some pics: 

Yay! He made it!! 

Like this game? Click {HERE} for a free copy :)
Also in this packet is a center game "Little Lucky Hats" helping to work on checking subtraction with addition and vice versa. 

How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Happy teaching!

Interactive Notebook on Louisiana!! FREE FOR YOU!!!

We are having a BLAST learning all about Louisiana. The kiddos are really doing an amazing job with this unit. They love Louisiana!! I wanted to show what our interactive Louisiana Notebooks look like and they came out so adorably perfect that I'm giving this set away! 

This is so easy to implement as a mini unit. I just took some blue construction paper and stapled some looseleaf in the middle. Each kiddo got their own booklet and we began!

Here are the pics of the whole notebook: 

And here is a Vocabulary Freebie as well!!

My firsties were so excited to bring their notebooks home and show their families. 

{{HERE}} is your FREEBIE!!

This interactive notebook is part of my larger We Love Louisiana Unit available in my TpT store. 

Happy Teaching!!!