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Digital Spelling Practice

Digital Spelling Practice

Do you find yourself looking for ways to spice up your word work stations and/or spelling practice in your classroom or while distance learning? Better yet...are you looking for ways to do this WITHOUT having to prep ANYTHING? Digital Spelling and Word Work activities...

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Digital Phonics Passages

Digital Phonics Passages

Phonics mats with reading passages are designed with a focus on individual phonics patterns. The printable version is a NO PREP, PRINT & GO, perfect option for 2nd grade students who need a practical and applicable way to practice their phonics skills within a...

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Digital Reading Task Cards

Digital Reading Task Cards

Digital Toothy ® Task Cards are a fun option to practice and review reading concepts using a device. Devices that are compatible with this digital resource are iPads™, Chromebooks™, laptops, and desktop computers. Digital Toothy Task cards do work with Google...

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Digital Math Task Cards

Digital Math Task Cards

Digital Toothy ® Task Cards are a fun option to practice and review math concepts using a device. Devices that are compatible with this digital resource are iPads™, Chromebooks™, laptops, and desktop computers. This free set is basic addition. It includes 24 different...

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Digital Phonics Task Cards

Digital Phonics Task Cards

Digital Toothy ® Task Cards are a fun option to practice and review phonics concepts using a device. Devices that are compatible with this digital resource are iPads™, Chromebooks™, laptops, and desktop computers. There are 70+ different phonics sets included in this...

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Digital Grammar Task Cards

Digital Grammar Task Cards

Digital Toothy ® Task Cards are a fun option to practice and review grammar concepts using a device. Devices that are compatible with this digital resource are iPads™, Chromebooks™, laptops, and desktop computers.  Digital Toothy Task cards do work with Google...

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Digital Sentence Fixers

Digital Sentence Fixers

Do your students struggle with writing sentences correctly? Punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar rules can be tricky. Sentence fixers provided a targeted set of skills that are practiced on each sheet. Sentence fixers are a practical, no prep way for...

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Ways to Boost Morale in your School

Ways to Boost Morale in your School

Those darn teacher blues...you know what I'm talking about! There are just certain times of the year where the morale in your school seems low and everyone needs a little boost. Here are some ideas that the teachers from the Lucky 2nd Grade Teachers Facebook Group...

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7 Ways to Use Task Cards

7 Ways to Use Task Cards

Task cards are becoming a widely used instructional and practice tool in classrooms all over the world. They are versatile, great for centers or interventions, can be used as an early finisher activity, and even sub plans. But how exactly can task cards be used in the...

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Using Exit Tickets to Differentiate Instruction

Using Exit Tickets to Differentiate Instruction

Exit tickets are a snapshot for the teacher to gain quick understanding of exactly where each student is at when it comes to mastery of a skill. Exit tickets are a great tool to use to determine the pathway of instruction. They can also be used to help group students...

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Leprechaun Traps in the Classroom

Leprechaun Traps in the Classroom

It's March which means it's time to start thinking about some leprechaun fun! In my classroom we've built leprechaun traps. I am going to walk you through what we do on the day of the actual building of these traps. (Keep scrolling for freebie link) Send home a parent...

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2nd Grade Reading Toothy

2nd Grade Reading Toothy

2nd Grade Reading Toothy is proving to be a huge hit with 2nd grade teachers and students all over the world! This post will break down exactly what's included in each set, how to prep, and how to implement these task kits in your classroom. 2nd Grade Reading Toothy...

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Teaching Main Idea and Details

Teaching Main Idea and Details

Teaching Main idea and details can be a very tricky concept for students to master. To assume this can be taught through cute graphic organizers would be very ineffective. Scaffolded instruction is the key. Here are some ideas to accomplish student mastery....

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DIY Mini Anchor Chart Stand

DIY Mini Anchor Chart Stand

Do you ever wish you had another set of hands at your guided reading or guided math table? DIY Mini Anchor Chart Stands are the answer. These are great for holding visuals, directions, anchor charts, vocabulary cards, or an example of a task the students need to...

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Must-Do, May-Do

Must-Do, May-Do

One of the things teachers often struggle with is the idea of teaching small groups.  Even if a teacher knows exactly what to do within the groups, there is the lingering question of “What are the other students doing while I am meeting with small groups?”.  This is...

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Christmas Door Decorations

Christmas Door Decorations

Sometimes the hardest part of Christmas door decorations is figuring out the idea.  The Lucky 2nd Grade Teachers Facebook Group has shared their ideas to help make your Christmas door decoration planning easy peasy this holiday season.  Below you will find plenty of...

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Math Puzzles in the Classroom

Math Puzzles in the Classroom

Teachers are always looking for ways for their students to practice math skills.  Math puzzles are a great option because they are engaging, independent, self-correcting, and easy to prep. What are Math Puzzles Math puzzles are a hands on option for students to...

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CUBES Math Strategy

CUBES Math Strategy

Students seem to see a story problem and freeze.  Story problems prove to be a tough concept for students to grasp.  The CUBES math strategy is a great tool for students to have to help successfully solve story problems. What is the CUBES Math Strategy The...

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Place Value Activities

Place Value Activities

You and I both know how important it is to teach students to have a strong number sense and solid understanding of place value. This freebie is loaded with activities that will help you and your students! Place Value Goodies... Free Place Value ActivitiesFree Place...

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Vocabulary Activities

Vocabulary Activities

Are you required to teach a list of vocabulary words each week? Vocabulary words are a very important piece of teaching students to read.  Learning and mastering essential vocabulary words can be achieved through vocabulary graphic organizers, vocabulary...

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Math Facts Practice for 1st and 2nd Grade

Math Facts Practice for 1st and 2nd Grade

Say goodbye to timed tests that stress out students and teachers! No more correcting, no more copies, no more stress.  It's time to find an appropriate way for your students to practice math facts and I think you're going to like what I have discovered. What is Sticky...

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25 Teacher Hacks for a Successful Classroom

25 Teacher Hacks for a Successful Classroom

Teaching is tough but so are you.  Teacher hacks can be life and time savers so the teachers from the Lucky 2nd Grade Teachers Facebook Group came up with a list of 25 teacher hacks that you must be aware of because they are going to make your life so much...

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Videos that Teach Graphing

Videos that Teach Graphing

Graphing in 1st grade and 2nd grade doesn't have to be boring or tricky.  Yes, there are a lot of concepts to teach within graphing but it can be accomplished successfully with the help of math videos that teach graphing.  I like to use these videos as an introduction...

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Videos that Teach Time

Videos that Teach Time

Teaching time does not have to be hard!  Introduce concepts such as time to the hour, time to the half hour, time to the nearest 5 minutes, and much more through the use of math videos.  We have put together a list of fun, appropriate, and informative math videos that...

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Videos that Teach Money

Videos that Teach Money

Teaching students about the concept of money can be overwhelming.  Coin identification, values, and sums can all be introduced through a variety of fun, appropriate, and informative math videos that teach money.  We have compiled a list of kid-friendly...

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Videos that Teach Subtraction

Videos that Teach Subtraction

Introducing students to the concept of subtraction can be fun and interesting!  We have compiled a list of videos that teach subtraction that are both informative and appropriate for students.  Enjoy! Subtraction for Kids | Classroom Edition for 1st &...

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Amazon Prime Day Deals and Steals

Amazon Prime Day Deals and Steals

Are you a teacher looking for the best Amazon Prime Day deals and steals for your classroom?  If so, you are in the right place!  We are keeping an extra close eye on it all so you don't miss out on anything!  Before we go any further, here are some must-know tips!...

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Classroom Management with Brag Tags

Classroom Management with Brag Tags

Classroom management does not have to be hard, negative, high maintenance, or expensive.  So often teachers go home tired, crabby, and frustrated with how their students behaved during the school day.  Say goodbye to this!  Brag tags can be a complete game changer in...

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The Secret to a Spotless Classroom

The Secret to a Spotless Classroom

Teachers love a spotless classroom but that doesn't mean that can only be achieved through constant cleaning by the teacher.  There's a huge secret to achieving a spotless classroom and it requires little to no effort! The Typical (and NORMAL) Classroom First of all,...

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May Math Centers for 2nd Grade

May Math Centers for 2nd Grade

The end of the year can be tricky when it comes to keeping students engaged and learning.  May math centers can be the perfect way to take your math block up a notch so you can keep your students learning through the end of the school year. Math Centers Math...

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Math Centers Storage

Math Centers Storage

You have all these math centers but now what?  Are you wondering what the best math centers storage options are for your classroom?  I have a bunch of storage options that can work for any budget! Math Centers Storage Options on Video If you'd prefer to skip...

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Spiral Math Review

Spiral Math Review

Spiral Math Review is something that should be an every day routine in the classroom.  If done consistently and effectively, students should master all the concepts that need to be learned by the end of the school year without stress and anxiety. What is your current...

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Videos that Teach Tally Marks

Videos that Teach Tally Marks

Tally marks are taught to students as a way to collect data totals as well as keeping track of scores.  Young students who are learning how to make tally marks would benefit from this collection of videos.  Tally marks are also great practice when it comes...

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Activities for Teaching Geometry

Activities for Teaching Geometry

Teaching geometry to students can be a fun and engaging task.  There are many opportunities for hands-on practice with a geometry unit.  Here is a collection of videos, books, anchor charts, freebies, and other activities that will make learning geometry fun...

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49 Practical and Healthy Habits for Busy Teachers

49 Practical and Healthy Habits for Busy Teachers

The struggle is real!  Poor eating habits, not enough time for exercise, eating the same boring meals on repeat...sound familiar?  The teachers in the Lucky 2nd Grade Teachers Facebook Group are chatting up a storm and a hot topic is how to implement...

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Earth Day in the Classroom

Earth Day in the Classroom

Earth Day is an excellent opportunity to teach students about the importance of taking care of the planet. Earth Day Videos Videos can be a great way to add variety to an Earth Day lesson.  We have found our favorite Earth Day videos that are kid-friendly and...

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Word Work Activities

Word Work Activities

Word work is an essential piece of the school day.  It can be practiced during daily 5, literacy centers, spelling practice, or whole group lessons.  Word work can even be done for a distance learning option.  The important part isn't when it is practiced but instead...

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Sight Word Fluency Sticks

Sight Word Fluency Sticks

Sight word fluency is important with young readers because of the frequency that they show up in text.  When looking at a list of approximately 300 sight words, did you know that about 75% of them show up in children's books?  Sight word...

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Math Centers Organization and MORE

Math Centers Organization and MORE

How do math centers look in your classroom?  Ideally, it's a time for students to work independently on a differentiated task while the teacher is working with students in a small group setting.  Of course, there is a lot more to it such as student...

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Math Fact Fluency Sticks

Math Fact Fluency Sticks

Math Fact Fluency Sticks are a powerful tool for students to use in the 1st grade or 2nd grade classroom. I believe in this system because it is developmentally appropriate, research based, and meets the needs and ability levels of all the students in your classroom...

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21 Amazon Teacher Finds

21 Amazon Teacher Finds

Teachers love a good find.  Teachers also love Amazon.  Hello 2 day shipping!  Let's put those two loves together and compile a list of 21 Amazon Teacher Finds that you didn't know you needed.  Even better, I will explain why you need them for your...

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Seeds and Planting

Seeds and Planting

Teaching students about seeds and planting is a fun unit to teach in the spring. Important topics include what do plants need, parts of a plant, ways seeds move, photosynthesis, planting vocabulary, and types of soil.  Let's take a closer look at how these...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities and Videos

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities and Videos

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an important day to celebrate both in and out of the classroom.  There are many important lessons for students to learn not only on this day but throughout the entire year.  This post explains the different activities and videos...

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Winter Math Center

Winter Math Center

One can never have too many math center games, right?  This math center activity requires the students to choose a card, solve the math problem, and determine whether the answer on the card is true or false.  Then the student places the math problem card under the...

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Sticky Math

Sticky Math

Do you need an alternative to timed tests to get your students fluent with their math facts?  Have you heard of Sticky Math?  It's a no-stress, appropriate way for your students to work on their math fact automaticity.  Say good bye to students filled with anxiety and...

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Christmas Printables

Christmas Printables

Is the holiday season busy for you? I know that it is crazy busy for my 2nd graders and myself! I created these no prep, print & go holiday sheets to help you! Here is what is included: Toys Galore (Money) It's TIME to Tell the TIME (Time) Light Up Number Patterns...

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Morning Work

Morning Work

Spiral Math Review is great for morning work, homework, or even math warm-ups.  An entire week of math review is all on one sheet.  Students solve five problems each day and the math skills spiral all year long. Download 1st Grade Freebie Download 2nd Grade Freebie...

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Math Exit Tickets

Math Exit Tickets

Need a quick way to check and asses your students' skills?  Math exit tickets are the perfect option!  Each math exit ticket includes a snapshot of opportunities for the student to prove whether or not they have mastered the skill/standard.  For every skill, there are...

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CUBES Anchor Chart

CUBES Anchor Chart

An anchor chart is a great way to teach and display the CUBES math strategy in the classroom.  Here is a free student anchor chart template that you can give your students to fill out when you are going over the anchor chart with the class.  It’s available for both...

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