Sunday, March 30, 2014

2nd Grade Product Swap and Blog Hop: Math Stations and Journal Prompts for April

Welcome to the second grade product swap and blog hop!  EIGHTEEN wonderful second grade bloggers have joined together to swap and review each other's products.  Best of all, we are giving away all of the products to one lucky winner!  

If you are looking for the start of the hop, head over to see Casey at 2nd Grade Math Maniac to start hopping.  As you check out all the fabulous products, make sure to follow each blog on Bloglovin' as well.  There will be a Rafflecopter at the last stop.  This is where you can enter to win all of the products being reviewed!

So, I was lucky enough to be able to choose something from Casey's store to review. It was a tough choice, but ultimately the item I chose was her Math Stations and Journal Prompts for April. ( All aligned to CCSS, of course.) 

I was going to share pictures of my students using some of these awesome activities, unfortunately we had an ice day ( which makes day #14 off for the weather this year!) on Friday, so I am sharing pics of what we were GOING to do and I will update this post later on when we have actually had a chance to do some of the activities. 

These are all of the activities you get with this product. I love that she puts the standard addressed for each activity right away and in large print. Very helpful when planning. 
 I chose two items that my students are currently working on, measurement and time, to have them practice a little more. 
 This is the measurement activity. It comes with 6 pages that have pictures of two things to measure. Not only do students record their measurements, but they also have to find the difference between the two. This station activity packs a lot of punch. 

 The other one that I chose was the time activity. I love that this is so straightforward, but such a necessary skill to practice. You could do it as a station for students to practice independently or in small groups. You could also play it like a scoot game and place the cards at tables or around the room, for a little extra movement. 
Finally, the last thing I am sharing is the journal prompts. Each page has 5 of the same journal prompts, but there are 20 different prompts to choose from! When my students come back from lunch that is our math time. But trying to get them focused on the lesson right away is impossible. So when we come back from recess and lunch I always give them about 5-7 minutes of time to either read or work on a math skill. I thought this would be the perfect time to use these prompts. I have really tried to get my students writing more in all subject areas this year and these journal prompts are just the thing to encourage it in math. 

I would definitely recommend you check this product out. And if you are looking for a math activity, make Casey's store your first stop!

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  1. Great post! I love that this product has so many features! On a different note, I cannot believe you had 14 weather days this year! Yikes! C'mon summer :)
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  2. 14 weather days!! wow, I mean a first couple or more than a couple must be nice...but then it's all about playing catch up! Good post, the measurement activity seems really great. I will have to check it out.

  3. Wow what great math stations! Thanks for sharing about these!

    The Price of Teaching

  4. I love all the activities included! Awesome review! I am going to be one broke teacher :)

  5. This pack looks great. There seem to be a lot of activities and the writing prompts push it into complete perfection. Thanks for the great post.

    Mrs, Rios Teaches Second Grade

  6. This looks great! You did such a good job reviewing!

    Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

  7. Hi Jean,

    Thanks for participating! Wow, I can't believe you have had so many ice days! This product looks great...I love how it incorporates writing in with math.

    Literacy Spark

  8. This is great Jean, thanks! It is hard to find measurement activities so this one is definitely a possibility! 14 snow days huh? That's crazy! We may be having one tomorrow in Minnesota...we are expecting 12 inches of snow overnight! Where's spring?????
    Mrs. Olson’s Lucky Little Learners

  9. Another snow/ice day?! That's crazy!!! This product looks awesome! I'm off to wish list it.
    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!


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