Sunday, August 10, 2014

Peek at My Week: Dinos, Math Stations, & Good Citizens

I'm excited to share with you a small glimpse into my daily life as a second grade teacher. This year I am teaching all 2nd grade subjects and it has been a HUGE adjustment from just teaching math all day last year!
I wanted to share with you a sneak peek at my daily schedule. I am trying something different this year and I am extending math, writing, & reading throughout the week and teaching Science/Social Studies pretty much all day on Friday. I absolutely LOVE it! 

This week in reading we are reviewing skills I've already taught including story elements, visualization and context clues. We are also digging deeper into understanding characters. I usually do not teach the unit on Tomie dePaola this early on, but this year I purchased Linda Kamp's unit and I just couldn't wait to use it! 

(And YES, this says Week 6. Some of you are going back to school today and I have already sent home mid-quarter progress reports. You can read more my schedule, here.)

In writing we have been working hard on small moments stories during Writer's Workshop. But, most of my students are partner writing during daily 5 as well and most of those stories are imaginative narratives. I thought that I would use some imaginative dino stories this week to hone in on some skills that we can all improve on in both types of narratives!

In Math I am focusing on individual student needs and I'm starting my strategy groups. Daily 5 Reading has been up and running for a few weeks now so I'm hoping that Math Stations will be ready to take off on Monday. We have been hitting basic facts hard and are now half way through story problems. I'm only sharing my Math Stations because my Strategy group lessons will be differentiated based on student needs.

Last, but not least, this week we are taking our Life Cycles Unit test and starting our unit on Good Citizenship. I have mentioned this already in this post, but I ADORE having all day to teach Science/Social Studies on Fridays. I love coming to work on Fridays even more! Also, some concepts are less involved than others so this gives me extra time to review other tricky concepts in Math or ELA.

You can view my lesson plans in a PDF with clickable links by clicking here.

Peek at some more weekly lesson plans over at Mrs. Wills Kindergarten or link yourself up!

If you have any questions about my weekly schedule please leave a comment below or send me an e-mail. :)


  1. CASEY! Week 6!?!?! Oh dear!

    Your plans look lovely... I just can't get over week 6. Ha!

    Thank you for linking up!

  2. Bless your heart! Week SIX! :/ *facepalm* Loved looking at your plans! Little Grunt is one of my favorite stories!! Over the next several weeks, I look forward to hearing more about how you do your math stations now that you are teaching all subjects! Your plan for Fridays is very interesting! :) I ♡ teaching social studies! A plan like yours could be right up my alley! :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. WOW! I love how organized your lesson plans are! Did you create the template all on your own and put all the covers of the stories you are covering by yourself or was it a grade level team effort? I am seriously in awe right now. Please teach me how to see the light at the end of the tunnel!!!

    A LoveLi Class

  4. Thanks for sharing! Can you share how you differentiate your math strategy groups for your more advanced math students? I have a few 2nd graders who are really strong in math and I really want to challenge them and push their thinking further. Thanks!


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