Sunday, April 7, 2019

Addition and Subtraction (w/wo Regrouping)

Guided Math Lesson
When I taught 2nd grade before, I absolutely loathed teaching addition and subtraction with regrouping, and to be honest... I didn't do good job of it either! However, after teaching 3rd grade for seven years, I saw just how important that foundation was for students. So when I found I was going back to 2nd grade I knew I had to get it right this time.
Guided Math Kit
In October I had the honor of attending a Guided Math Conference ( and it changed my life!  Included in the registration was the Guided Math Grade 2 Unit 4 Kit. Fast forward to February and I'm finally starting to plan for my regrouping unit when I remembered the kit, I hadn't even opened it yet... and when I did, it was magical! (see video from website below)

It included...
  • Teacher Guide w/19 Lessons (I only needed to teach 1-15 to cover my state standards)
  • Warm Up Poster
  • Card Sets (write and wipe)
  • Storage Tote
I had everything I needed to thoroughly teach this concept!

The strategies included were...

Mental Math- Add the Tens

Mental Math- Add/Subtract the Tens (blocks)

Mental Math- Adding on a 120 Chart

Regrouping Blocks- Build It Trade It

Column Regrouping

Regrouping Blocks- Trade Down to Subtract

Number Line Addition and Subtraction

My students have done an amazing job and based on formative and summative assessments, they truly understand the concept. Below are links to the materials I used during this unit:
One purchase I will be making this summer is the Guided Math Grade 2 Unit 3 Kit. We spend an extensive amount of time covering basic addition and subtraction strategies at the beginning of the year and I can see how this kit would be very beneficial. 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

2nd Grade Classroom Resources

My Students Engaged in Quiz Quiz Trade
It's been a busy couple of months! Spring Break was this week and I just finished shopping at the outlets in Williamsburg and eating my weight in crab legs at Captain Georges! I've finally had some time to upload some of the resources I've created since coming back to 2nd grade. You can find all these files in the Teaching Oasis Google Drive in their respective folders. 

Fraction Sundae (I've blogged about this before,

Student creating a plant out of Wikki Stix

Student completing Fact Sheet
Create a Plant Project
Plant and Animal Adaptations Reproducible
Weather Quiz Quiz Trade (Engagement Strategy) 

Social Studies
American Indians Quiz Quiz Trade (Engagement Strategy)
Famous Americans Reproducible

Energy Bus Read Aloud

Energy Bus Booklet
Language Arts
Butterfly Life Cycle Writing Prompt
What if You Had Animal Parts Writing Journal
Energy Bus Booklet
Nonfiction Sorting Cards

Student Learning about the "Platinum Rule"
Talking Chips (Engagement Strategy)
Platinum Rule Reproducible

Monthly Resources
S'more Time 2nd Grade (end of the year)