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    a whole youtube channel where classic childrens stories are read outloud. My kids love these!

    This fun wheel of standards includes all 26 Common Core math standards for 2nd grade. Display the colorful copy in your classroom and provide each student a copy of the blackline master to keep in their math notebook. When students have mastered a concept have them color in the appropriate piece of the wheel. This will help encourage kids to be accountable for their own learning and keep them motivated to master every concept!

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    Such amazing charting ideas!!

    Lots of charts to use in the classroom

    Questions to ask during reading. :)

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    This is a great website! There are over 150 digital books! Really good books! All free! Love this !!!!

    summarizing chart with squares for post-its.

    Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills: MUST HAVE for writing workshop at the beginning of the year... great story (not so much for "craft," but for helping students gain a writing identity.) Rocket learns about the reading-writing connection, collecting words, choosing important topics to write about, and more.