27 September 2015

Sharing Sunday - October

Y'all it's OCTOBER! Ok, ok...not yet, but seriously, only a couple more days! I LOVE October! There's so many fun things going on, and the best part is that it's usually by October that my kiddos and I have really gotten into a good routine! Thank goodness!
My friends and I over at The Primary Peach thought we'd help make your life a little easier, by "doing the planning for you" for October!

Tomorrow, we begin learning about MONEY in second grade! We'll be applying what we know about money to word problems! The best part about money word problems is that I can differentiate by having the coins already there for students who need it. For students who need more of a challenge, I give the word problem without the coins. My one-step word problems have BOTH!

Have students that need even more of a challenge? Try TWO-STEP word problems!
That was discreet, right? I know it's crazy to think about Thanksgiving, but there's a SUPER important reason we should be talking about it...sending letters to deployed military personnel! Each year, a local radio station launches a HUGE campaign to ensure that every.single deployed military man and woman receives a handwritten letter for Thanksgiving.
The catch is that in order to get the letters delivered in time, they must be received by the radio station no later than October 30. 
The best part, though, is that this is literally a 1-lesson activity. In other words, just use it for ONE of your writing blocks sometime between now and the end(ish) of October. Read more about it here. I've included a free template, along with all the details here.
Each October, my school celebrates Red Ribbon Week! It's so important students know and understand how to make healthy choices, and pledge to be drug-free.

I struggled to find an age-appropriate way to present and discuss information on a delicate subject. Last year, I created a student-friendly, age-appropriate interactive reader to help students understand what drugs are, and ways to be safe and make healthy choices.

In addition to the interactive reader, I created 10 hands-on activities for students to complete (they make AWESOME hallway displays).
In addition to work on money, we're still working on number sense! Anyone else??? (HINT, HINT...FREEBIE BELOW)

We're using a number of the day routine, and number sense building games in our math centers. One of our favorite (and so SUPER easy) games is Guess My Number!
Looking for more ideas for October? Be sure to head over to The Primary Peach for more ideas to make planning October fun and easy!

For even more ideas and resources, be sure to follow True Life I'm a Teacher on Instagram, Facebook, Teachers Pay Teachers, and Pinterest!

1 comment

  1. Love everything!! Thanks for the freebies! I hope my class can join in on the military letter!


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