Feels like it’s been forever… so that little cold that I was trying to avoid over a week ago now?
Turns out that was actually bronchitis and an ear infection. Huh. WebMD failed me.
So, one round of antibiotics, some REALLY good cough syrup, a
ton little Dawson’s Creek, and some cuddling with this little guy and I am ALMOST
human again. ALMOST.
All that to say, sorry for the silence here. I can say with a fair amount of certainty that it's rare that I am ever silent J
It is almost report cards in my neck of the woods, so I am knee-deep (and by that I mean, up to my eyeballs) in report card work…. comments, rubric scores, and anecdotal notes galore!
So, I just have a quick activity to share with you all today....
To download the freebie, just click on the image.
I am sure that many of you have already explored the beauty that is QR codes in your classroom. I LOVE them. My kids LOVE them. It’s win/win. Truthfully, you can embed the most boring and mundane content in the world into a QR code and it will be unbearably exciting to a second grader.
So, I created a quick little scavenger hunt for my little darlings to review our third quarter regrouping standards in second grade. If you are teaching addition and subtraction within 100 with regrouping, then you have come to the right place.
Here’s a quick freebie for you- just click the image to download:
Now, a few logistical items and FAQ...
- Yes, I am crazy. I literally hide the QR codes around my room and let my kiddos wander around the room with their iPads to find the correct code to scan.
- No, they have never dropped or ruined an iPad.
- Yes, I threaten them, lovingly, within an inch of their lives.
- Yes, if they are horsing around, I take them away.
- No, I have never had to.
Honestly, my kiddos are never more well behaved than they are on iPad day. I have done several of these activities with my kiddos this year, so it isn’t their first time. If you have never attempted anything like this, I would suggest completing your first scavenger hunt as whole class. Then, move to partners. Finally, pending device availability, you can try this independently.
Your little ones will astound you with their abilities- I promise!
As a thank you gift for your undying patience with your sick bloggy friend, a few gems from the second grade for you:
On the topic of viviparous and oviparous animals:
Student: "My mom is viviparous."
Me: "Yep... she sure is. Mammals are all viviparous because they give birth to live babies."
Student: "Well, except my dog, he got a little 'snip,snip' yesterday. You know what that means, right?"
Me: "Sure do... moving on..."
Imagine the sweetest little second grade girl on the planet gesturing 'snip, snip.'
Finally, from our lesson on syllables:
"Mrs. P, did you know that supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is the longest word in the Bible?"
On that note, I'd really like to attend that child's Sunday School class.