How to Make the Most Out of Your Holiday Break

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Let's admit it. December was hard. Really hard. The Christmas season always seems to make students a little more rowdy and a little less controllable. You're tired, they're tired and it feels like it should be December 74th already. So whether you're on a break yet or counting down the days, hours and seconds until the last day of school, here's a quick guide to help ensure that you make the most of this well-deserved time off.

Whether your break is for one week, two weeks or six weeks, it's not the length of time that matters, it's how you're spending it. If your plan is to spend the entire break doing a Marie Kondo style clean of your house, you'll end up back to school in the exact same state of mind that you left it. During your time away from school, it's important that you practice balance. I have a few tips and ideas to help you plan your break so you return to school rested, rejuvenated and ready to tackle a new year.

5 Ways To Make the Most of Your Holiday Break

I have put together a list of 5 things that you can implement to make the most of your holiday break.


Second Grade Numbers and Place Value

Friday, December 13, 2019

It’s finally here! My Math worksheet series has finally hit second grade. And what better way to kick it off than with place value. 

Place value in second grade has students further exploring how the position of a digit in a number determines its value. Students begin looking at hundreds, tens and ones while continuing to develop their number sense skills.

To effectively grasp 3 digit place value, students should be exposed to a wide variety of activities allowing them to ‘play’ with numbers. Students should have opportunities to compare numbers, order them, compose them, decompose them, expand them and so on.

I designed this packet of activities to help your students explore 3 digit numbers and become number champions. I can’t wait to share the activities with you!! 

The Activities

There are over 70 different activities included with many of them being interactive. Plus, I have included some differentiation options too, so if you still have students working on tens and ones, there's a bunch of activities for them too.