Monday, September 30, 2013

Halloween Freebie

Happy Halloween!
Halloween Kids

Clip Art Created By:

I've even included an Answer Key!

Place Value Pictures

These were some of my favorites.
Their creativity amazes me!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Go Math!

I'm currently using Go Math! in my classroom.  I just finished Chapter 2- Numbers to 1,000 and wanted to share a "Study Pack" I created to go with that chapter.  

Click here to view my latest and greatest creation on TPT.  

I also wanted to share a fun idea you can use while teaching place value.  It's called "Place Value Pictures."  The students can create them during centers or during a whole group lesson.

Each student should have:
- one piece of construction paper 
- one glue stick
- one pair of scissors
- crayons
- one worksheet of base ten blocks (hundreds, tens, ones)

Or grab a copy in the "teacher resource" section
of your math textbook.

Tell students to create a picture using base ten blocks.  Tell students to cut out as many of the base ten blocks they will need to make their picture.  Glue the base ten blocks on the piece of construction paper and use crayons to embellish the picture.  In the top right corner, write the value of the "picture."

** Enrichment Idea:  
Tell students their picture must be valued between 300-400.  Or, the value of their picture must be less than 515.

Check back tomorrow for some examples!

Monday, September 23, 2013

My First Paid Item

Happy Monday!

I uploaded my fist "paid" item and sold it to a complete stranger. I am over-the-moon excited! 

I created this new item because today is the START of "Freedom Week" in my great state of Florida. I've included three different activities that I will use this week to gather "Social Studies" grades from my second grade students.  (We are required to enter nine different grades in S.S. and nine different grades in Science PER  quarter.)

I introduced the Declaration of Independence today and was very animated when telling them the story of King George and the colonists.  At the end of my story, I asked the students, "So, who do you think won The American Revolution?"  Most of them smiled with curious little eyes and one student shouted out, "I don't know, who?"  It was priceless!

Check out the website below for some cute videos about the Declaration of Independence.  I think you'll like them.

Until next time.....

Sunday, September 22, 2013

It's official!

Viola!  I just posted my first "Freebie."  I admit it's plain, but sometimes plain is good.  

Check it out:

I'm not sure what I'm going to do next, but stay tuned......

Is it possible?

Welcome to my blog!

My name is Agatha and I'm proud to be a second grade teacher for the last sixteen years.  I've been creating my own worksheets since my first year of teaching because I wanted to use something cute and meaningful that truly assessed what I was teaching.

Back in the day, I used a word processing program called "ClarisWorks" on my first Mac.  I was excited to use the "Jester" font because it was so new and different.  Little did I know that I would turn into such a font diva. 

After all these years, I wonder if it's possible that people will buy my creations.  I'm constantly still creating worksheets to use with my curriculum and thought it was worth a try.

I'm currently using the following textbooks with my second graders.  I hope to start selling items I've created to compliment these textbooks.

Reading: Wonders (McGraw-Hill)

Math: Go Math! Florida (Houghton Mifflin)
Science: Discovery Education
Social Studies: Who We Are As Americans (McGraw-Hill)

So, I'm asking again.......... Is it possible?  I hope you agree that the answer is, "YES!"  I'm optimistic that I will have great success with my new venture in the world of "Teachers Pay Teachers."