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2nd Grade Measurement

Measurement is a big topic for second grade. There is a lot that goes into teaching the Common Core measurement standards, and tons of engaging and interactive activities you can use. Here are some helpful tips for teaching your 2nd graders. What First Graders Need to Know Students should enter the 2nd grade with the following skills: Order 3 objects by length. (ex. The book is the longest, the paper

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Teaching 2nd Grade Word Problems

Word problems is one of the biggest units I taught in 2nd grade. Word problems are a key skill and should be taught and reviewed throughout the entire year. What First Graders Should Know Students entering the 2nd grade should have the following skills: Solve word problems up to 20 using addition and subtraction; Types of word problems: adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing with unknowns

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Fact Fluency

Learning basic math facts in early grades is so important! When I used to teach 4th and 5th grade, math was very difficult for my students that didn’t know their basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division math facts. The same concept is true for younger grades! In second grade, students start working with two and three digit numbers, which can be very diffuclut and time consuming if they do not

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Embrace Black History Month in the Classroom

     When I was in college, my social studies education professor said he didn’t believe in teaching Black History Month, Women’s History Month, or Hispanic Heritage Month. He said teaching about people from minority groups for a short period was ineffective. We should be teaching about minority and disenfranchised groups ALL. THE. TIME. The key was should. This really hit home with me. I decided when I was a teacher,

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2nd Grade Measurement

Measurement is a big topic for second grade. There is a lot that goes into teaching the Common Core measurement standards, and tons of engaging and interactive activities you can use. Here are some helpful tips for teaching your 2nd graders. What First Graders Need to Know Students should enter the 2nd grade with the following skills: Order 3 objects by length. (ex. The book is the longest, the paper

read more »

Teaching 2nd Grade Word Problems

Word problems is one of the biggest units I taught in 2nd grade. Word problems are a key skill and should be taught and reviewed throughout the entire year. What First Graders Should Know Students entering the 2nd grade should have the following skills: Solve word problems up to 20 using addition and subtraction; Types of word problems: adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing with unknowns

read more »

Fact Fluency

Learning basic math facts in early grades is so important! When I used to teach 4th and 5th grade, math was very difficult for my students that didn’t know their basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division math facts. The same concept is true for younger grades! In second grade, students start working with two and three digit numbers, which can be very diffuclut and time consuming if they do not

read more »

Embrace Black History Month in the Classroom

     When I was in college, my social studies education professor said he didn’t believe in teaching Black History Month, Women’s History Month, or Hispanic Heritage Month. He said teaching about people from minority groups for a short period was ineffective. We should be teaching about minority and disenfranchised groups ALL. THE. TIME. The key was should. This really hit home with me. I decided when I was a teacher,

read more »
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