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Hi everyone :) I am a second grade teacher in Tennessee, and we are switching to common core this year. I was just wondering if anyone else is already doing Common Core and how you like it? I have I…Continue

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Started by Jodi Moss. Last reply by TARA ROMAN Oct 26, 2012.

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Comment by Lacey Whidden on July 30, 2012 at 12:33am

Hi all!

I am hosting a country wide post card swap! One class from each state will be accepted. All of the entries are first come first serve. What do you need? 49 postcards, labels (to make addressing and writing easy), and postage for each card. Please be aware that this is NOT a free project! It will cost a bit to buy those supplies, but I believe the swap will be worth it! I will collect each state's info and create a document with a label for each address, that will save you quite a bit of work! It's also a good idea to type out your message on a label and then have the kiddos attach them to the postcards, this will be a major time saver. ALL cards MUST be sent by the first of November. This will allow enough time for you to get them together and make sure they are all swapped in a timely manner. This is a great opportunity to teach letter writing, as well as social studies. I will probably read the postcards with my students, study each state briefly, Google Earth the address on the card, and I think it would be AWESOME to Skype with a class or two! :) (Let me know if you're interested in that as well).

Okay, now down to the nitty gritty....
So far I have filled slots for Florida (my state), California, and Indiana. THAT'S IT! I still have sooo many states to fill.

If you are interested please contact me via e-mail @ MissWhiddens2nds@gmail.com.

You may also contact me by leaving a comment on my blog @

Thanks so much,


Comment by Mary Lirette on January 1, 2012 at 10:45pm

Hi, Deb!  I too am new to 2nd grade this year and came from kindergarten!  There are a lot of fabulous educators on this site that are all willing to share their ideas!



Comment by Deb Klarfeld on December 31, 2011 at 9:01am

Hi!  I am a second grade teacher in a Chicago suburb and new to the blogging world!  I am very much a newbie in blogging and second grade ( I had been teaching Kindergarten for the last five years) so I am looking forward to learning, sharing, and creating! 

Happy New Year!

Deb K

Comment by Mary Lirette on December 20, 2011 at 8:55pm

Hi, everyone!  I'm a second grade teacher in Tennessee.  I am new to We Teach and new to blogging!  I look forward to sharing with everyone.  :)


Comment by Amy Metherell on September 9, 2011 at 9:08pm
Hi everyone!  I'm new here and am the mother of a second grader.   I'm excited to learn about ways I can enhance his school learning at home!
Comment by Monica Schroeder on August 2, 2011 at 7:56pm

2nd grade Friends...we need you!  My Teamie and I have just opened Me and my GANG!  It is a teachers resource blog just for 2nd grade!  This is a great time to hop on board and follow us:)  There is BIG news over there so you must check it out!

Me and my Gang!

Comment by Abby Alley on July 28, 2011 at 9:55pm
Hi Everyone! I hope it's ok to post this here. I'm a little stuck and could use some advice :) Is anyone else attempting to do math stations (Debbie Diller style) this year? Or maybe you've done it in the past? I am trying to get organized for this year! I use everyday math, which I actually like, but want to add work stations as a more effective way of students practicing the math concepts. I wanted to ask all of you if you have come up with a way of choosing/deciding what work stations to do when? Does that make sense?
Comment by Monica Schroeder on July 27, 2011 at 8:33pm

Hey ALL...I wanted to let you all know that I have posted more units and SMARTboard lesson in my Teacher's Notebook store.  You can visit it at http://teachersnotebook.com/shop/schroeder

Bonnie just asked a great question about the calendars...she wanted to know if things could be changed once they were purchased and the answer if YES!  It is super easy to do so.  Happy Shopping Friends...I have already spent too much there?

Comment by Monica Schroeder on July 27, 2011 at 4:07pm
I agree Sandy...it takes time for those firsties to get into the swing.  I actually give them the responsibility piece but allow for more reminders and lots of modeling in the beginning.  We have to train independent learners.  You mike like my manuel...Beyond Flipping Cards.  You can find it at http://www.theschroederpage.com/classroom#!__classroom/vstc2=classr...  I think it will explain more of my philosophy on Classroom MGT:)  So glad you joined up:)
Comment by Sandy Pence on July 27, 2011 at 2:23pm
This will be my second year in 2nd grade, I don't baby the kids but I do believe in a gradual release of responsibility.  Each quarter I expect a little more from them.  One example is weekly homework sheets;  I type them up in the beginning but by the end of the year, they write their nightly homework in their agendas themselves! :) hope this helps :)

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