Saturday, September 21, 2013

Saturday Snapshots and Contraction Surgery

It's the weekend and I'm loving it!
This Saturday I am linking up with Miss Nelson from

Today I had the privilege to go to two of my kiddo's football games at the REC Department. They reminded me EVERY single day during school week of their game...LOL. I wasn't going to forget even if I tried. :) They are on different teams so I cheered for both. :) I enjoyed it so much. Touchdowns! Interceptions! I loved it! I was one proud teacher. I did get a chance to take a picture with one of my kiddos.

Also, I am linking up with Head Over Heels for Teaching for Spark Student Motivation Saturdays.

This is how I sparked student motivation this week in a 2nd grade classroom!
Check it out!

Contraction Surgery

We had so much fun this week learning about contractions! I went to our school nurse and borrowed a few items for my costume. Let's just say my kiddos loved this lesson! Each student performed contraction surgery and did a great job! Check out these awesome doctors!

Fact Swap

Fact Swap is an awesome game to play for review of weekly story test for my 2nd graders. It's a FREEBIE on TpT and worth getting for any subject. Click HERE to find the it. I use it for reading comprehension. It was my students first time playing the game and they loved it! To begin, each student writes three facts about our weekly story in the top three boxes. Then students walk around the classroom swapping facts. A student must give a fact in order to get one. At the end, each student should have 9 different facts!

Well that's a few tidbits about our week in 2nd grade!


  1. What a great idea to do the contraction surgery. Love that you added props to spice up your lesson. Very creative!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. Cute idea on contraction surgery. I love the dress up!!


  3. Thanks so much for sharing Fact Swap--I will have to head over and download it for my second graders! Also, your kids look like they had so much fun in the operating room... :0)

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  4. So cute! I love that contraction surgery! What a great way to motivate your students! Love it! Thanks for sharing and linking up! Hope to see you again next week!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  5. I love the contraction surgery. My first graders loved that lesson last year. I need to do it again. I also love your idea on the fact swamp. I'm off to download it. Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up.


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