Tag Archives : 2nd Grade

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2010 File Folder Games


Since this blog is called “Confessions…” I have one.  When I first started homeschooling, I didn’t understand what a “File Folder Game” was. I downloaded all these fun games and just kept them in a manilla envelopes. It wasn’t until this year when we started Lapbooking, that I realized what a File Folder Game was! I immediately went and gathered…

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What’s in the box Wednesday: 2nd Grade


Welcome to What’s in the Box Wednesday, where I try to share exactly what I’m putting in boxes for the day! Today I’m sharing my 2nd Grade boxes and there are lots of ‘Fun Boxes’ this week as it’s our last official week of 2nd Grade! Whew! View Full Album Abeka 2: Math (We’re done with our Math U See…

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Geography Fair 2010


Every year our local homeschool group does a Geography Fair. This year, we were not going to do it for lack of time and creativity on my part. I awoke this morning to my daughter who had made an entire board on her own, prepared a speech and was begging to go!She made this board on The Earth and all…

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Spelling Practice


I’ve been trying to make our spelling a little more fun than boring ole’ worksheets and thought I’d share for anyone interested. We use Abeka spelling, they have 2 worksheets/week that she does to practice spelling, so to give additional practice I type out the spelling words on cards, then cut them out so she can use them as a…

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House For Hermit Crab Lapbook


My son wanted to do a lapbook on crabs, and I found this one on Homeschool Share. We read A House for Hermit Crab and then did a fun activity on the back of the lapbook called “Hermit Crab’s Year” It is a story sequencing game, so as I read my son put up the activities of Hermit Crab for…

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Word Jumbles


I made these Word Jumbles to go with our letter tiles, its a fun way to practice spelling in our workboxes. You could also use them with a dry-erase marker or any alphabet manipulatives you have on hand.  The set includes 4, 5, and 6 letter words. Download Word Jumbles Hope you like them!

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Color Mixing 102: Color Cards & Lots of H2O


We did some measuring and color mixing today for Art. I found this Liquid Measuring Kit from Lakeshore Learning. We used it along with my color mixing cards to measure and mix new colors. First we filled each container with it’s designated color using water and food coloring. Next we poured, mixed and measured our way to secondary colors and…

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What’s in the box Wednesday: 2nd Grade


Welcome to “What’s in the Box Wednesday”! I apologize for skipping a couple weeks there! Frankly, uhem…I forgot! But, better late than never right? So, getting back on track, here’s what we’re doing for 2nd grade this week.We’re nearing the end of the year Yay! I feel like I’m starting to get less creative with our boxes, so I’d love…

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Subtract It! Math Game


The response to my “Add It!” game was so great, that I decided to make a “Subtract It!” Game as well. (Please ignore the ‘add it’ scoops in the pics, I’m just lazy! The Subtract It! game DOES come with “Subtract It” scoops!) Click here to download Subtract It! The rules of Subtract It! are simple: Place a subtraction flashcard…

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Fruit of the Spirit Bean Bag Toss


For our memory verse this week, I made a fun Bean Bag Toss game! Rules: Lay out the cards on the floor and take turns tossing bean bags onto them in order of the scripture. Variations: Put fruit cards in a basket, pick one then try to hit that card. Laminate and use as hopscotch game Galatians 5:22-23 But the…

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Outdoor Observations…


My 2nd grader came to me today and said that she wanted to study plants and she needed a Nature Walk grid. She had a bucket in one hand and a magnifying glass in the other. Now, I definitely didn’t plan this, but hey, who am I to tell a kid they can’t go learn right? So…I gave her the…

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Add It Math Game


Hi everyone! Are you looking for a fun way to teach addition to your children that doesn’t involve flashcards in the typical way? Well, look no further! I created this fun game called “Add It!” and I wanted to share it with you all today! (Note: I edited the game board so it now goes left to right. This picture…

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