It’s all things Plymouth and Pilgrims in my classroom and
I’m still wondering where October went! I thought I’d share a few
things we’ve been up to now that October has come and gone!
Some of my second graders are still having trouble
identifying proper nouns so I introduced my class to
these two sassy sisters. Meet Constance Common Noun
and Prudence Proper Noun!
I passed out sticky notes with both common and
proper nouns on them and we played a variation of
I have…Who has where 1 student read their noun
and the student with the matching common or proper noun
stood up to read theirs before adding them to our chart.
Next, students wrote their own on whiteboards. For some
independent practice students used this noun printable
to match the two types then used them in sentences
making sure to capitalize the proper nouns.
This year my school began using the engageny Eureka Math
program and it takes up every minute of my math block.
I have to really work it to be able to carve out time for us
to do math centers twice a week. It’s been an adjustment to
my teaching style, but so far it’s been very beneficial
for my students. During November we’re rotating through
Mayflower math centers and my class is loving
We started off making these Mayflower word problem booklets.
My little pilgrims couldn’t wait to get their hands on their
very own pencil quills!
Quills were flying as they put together these place value
puzzles and recorded ways to represent the numbers!
We compare and ordered numbers with these telescope
symbols and some number card scrolls.
We skip counted to the crows nest by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.
And then it was time to travel! Partners played this
telling time board game by reading the clock
then finding the digital time on the map.
Sometimes all it takes is a feather to send that
engagement factor soaring!
I made some Math Puzzles to 20 for
our little Kinder friends across the hall.
They not only used the puzzles in their math stations
but my very smart teacher friend printed the templates
so her class could match and make a Mayflower!
How fun is that? I love it when resources
do double duty!
Next week we’ll be making this Pigeon persuasive writing craft
Thanksgiving-style! One of my absolute favorite things, we’ll help
poor Tom Turkey disguise himself as the Pigeon and
convince our families to eat hot dogs instead of turkey
Well I’m off to enjoy the rest of the weekend and
light the first fire of the season in the fireplace. Here in
Arizona we think we’re freezing if the temp drops
below 70! Ha!
Have a great week teacher friends!