It's time for another TRADE AND GRADE!

Last time I was matched up with Charlene from Diamond Mom's Treasury....and we get to swap again! This time, I got her measurement bundle. It came at the perfect time because we were just wrapping up the this served as a great assessment tool and review. 
There are a few parts to this 4 parts. there s an "I Have Who Has," pack for all things measurement, A measurement "Anchor Chart," pack, "Tally Mark," posters, and "Linear Measurements," activity and comparison sheets. 

 I started the week off reviewing linear measurement concepts. I hung her anchor charts on the board and had kids review the basics of measuring with a ruler. We talked about whole units and half units, and they came to the board to tell me the measurement on the rule to where I pointed, such as 2 and a half inches. 


Then I had kids work in small group centers and one of the centers was using Charlene's activity pages. I put them in page protectors, to save paper and students could write on the dry erase protector, check it over with a partner in the center group, and move on. 

Below are pictures from another center that had her Tally Mark activities. Again, we went over the anchor chart examples on the board and they practiced making tally marks in bundles. Then in the center rotations, they had their quick informal assessment to see if they can translate from tally mark to actual numbers, to drawing that amount in the jars. 

On a couple of the other days, we played some rounds of her "I Have Who Has," games. We did the temperature one, since temperature is also part of measurement. It was awesome how it all came together because in Science we were learning about weather and seasons, so it just all tied in so well together! For this activity, they practiced saying temperature in Fahrenheit and making sure they know how to read a thermometer. 

We also played the Linear Measurement I Have Who Has. This time they had to practice saying these types of measurements and reading the measurement units correctly. 

All in all, this unit was a very successful review for my kids. They solidified concepts already learned and practiced ones they had trouble with. They really enjoyed the practice worksheets in center time and the games. The bundle includes all things measurement. You should definitely check it out by clicking on the picture above.

Charlene has included a freebie sampler for the file. Click on the image below to grab it!

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I loveeee blog hops, mostly because I get to find out about other amazing blogs and learn a thing or two....or much more most of the time! I love that this blog hop is Science themed because I've started noticing that I love creating Science related products more than any other kind! My best seller on TPT has become my Landforms and Bodies of Water unit, and I never thought that would be the case! 

This time around, I am going to share with you my brand spankin' new unit on WEATHER.

I loveeee teaching about weather. I think there are so many different facets to it, but my most favorite part is the water cycle. There are more activities out there to teach this concept than I could count. I have a few favorites that I've been doing year after year, but this year, I actually made up professional hand scribbled...templates for a lot of the projects. This year I've also delved into interactive notebooking and my class loves flip flaps. We do it for all the subjects, but I see that those little flippity flaps are most helpful to them in Science and Social Studies because they can take their notebooks home to study the concepts in a quick and clear format.

This unit includes tonnsss of stuff all about weather. I had the kids do interactive flaps for all the weather science related concepts in their textbook. This includes learning about the seasons, types of weather, instruments to measure weather, the water cycle, and types of precipitation and clouds. 

Next, I have them learn about different types of clouds through a couple of different activities. For both of these next two projects, they used cotton, but your students can also just draw the different cloud types. For the flip booklet, they had to write about each type of cloud and use cotton to show what they look like. For the cut/paste, they glued the definitions next to the correct name of the cloud and then used cotton again to show the way they looked. 

Precipitation types are always fun to teach!! I have the kids make a mobile. I provided two types of raindrop templates. One with lines, so they can write their own definition of each of the types of precipitation; rain, snow, sleet, or hail. And there are raindrops that are blank so they can cut and glue the correct definition. Then they hung it with yarn to the cloud template. 

For group/partner work, I have them get together with 3 or 4 other kids. Each group is assigned a season. They have to work together to come up with descriptions for each type of season and fill out the following organizer.

Writing is always important to integrate. We included persuasive writing in this unit. Students had to write a persuasive piece on which season is the best. 

Now, let's get to my favorite part of the whole unit. There are tons of water cycle activities in this unit. For one of them, I read a short "skit," about students pretending to be water droplets and moving through the water cycle. They act it all out. Then they sequence the steps with the sequence strips provided. It's awesome because they acted it all out, so they have a much better understanding of it as they are sequencing. 

We also made a water cycle diagram with the evaporation, condensation, and precipitation definitions and cutouts I provided. They used glitter glue, chalk, construction paper, and cotton, to put it all together. 

And last but not least, was their favorite part - the water cycle hat!

Would you like to win this unit?? Just enter the Rafflecopter below!

Plus, this unit is on sale all weekend. 

Thanks for visiting and now hop on over to the next blog!

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I am on Spring Break this week. Well it's almost the end. Did I get ANYTHING done on my to-do list? Nope. What did I do? Seriously, my closet looks like it all just fell on the floor. It went from being a "spring break project," to a "summer project," I think. There are just certain things that fall below where the page ends on the to-do list. 

I am a novice pinner on Pinterest. I feel like it could be a full time job! But, recently I have been getting more into it. That means that soon I have to redesign my one education based personal board that I've made...I mean, it's called, "Education." Can we go just a little bit broader on that one? See, I'm a novice! Anyway, I have gotten the chance to recently join collaborative boards and one of the ones I'm realllllly excited about is with a bunch of coolio second grade teachers! It's called, "It's a Second Grade Thing," and you can read more about that HERE. But basically, get ready for loads of great ideas on there! PLUSSSS, when you follow, you can enter in a Rafflecopter to win a $25 gift certificate to TPT. Honestly,  my birthday and anniversary are coming up and I think I will personally ask everyone who gets me a just give me those! :)

Can there ever be enough giveaweays? I don't think so. I mean, what's the harm in joining every single one!?? This one is special because it's just a few of us teacher/Instagram buddies who decided to swap products with one another. You can read my review on Lisa from Pawsitively Teaching's Baseball Math and Literacy Fun Unit. The centers were super fun and loved them. Also, you can enter the giveaway to win ANY item from our store!! Click HERE!

I don't celebrate Easter. But I always celebrate a SALE!! Visit MY STORE on Sunday and Monday to get 20 percent off EVERYTHING, including my bundles. There is a new end of year bundle up there, which I will talk about next. 


So above are pictures of the three end of year items I worked on during Spring Break. Many of you are off in like 5 weeks or something! I still have about 10 more here in NY, but never too early to start thinking about the end... :) 

SO YEA, I've bundled all three products- the awards, the memory booklet, and the end of year craft. If you buy all three separate, it's $11. But together they are $9.00..and during the sale on Sunday and Monday, the bundle is another 20 percent off! So that's like getting all three products for less than the price of two basically! Click on the following links to get you to all the products:

You know I gotta sneak one of her in here sometimes!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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