Just wanted to pop in real quick this evening to ABSOLUTELY RAAAVE about TPT's Cyber Monday + Tuesday sale. I hope you guys didn't miss it -- it was a blast! I bought SO many great items that I can NOT wait to use in my classroom! It was so humbling to also sell so many items. The most amazing part of TPT is knowing that my work can save some kind-hearted, and incredibly hard working teachers some time. It is SO neat to think about how many children it's all reaching, too!
Did any of you buy some amazing second grade items that you think I can't live without? I'd LOVE to hear about some of your purchases ... I got a lot of TPT credits from shopping and they are burning a hole in my virtual pocket ;)
So, we started a unit on Telling Time this week and I wanted to share some of the SERIOUS fun we had today! We started with a discussion on how many seconds were in a minute and how many minutes were in an hour. But talking about it just isn't enough -- so we did lots of fun games to see just how long a minute lasts! Here's how things went down:
First, we estimated how many times we could write our names in one minute. Then we tried it! Most of my kids either guessed WAAAYYYY too many or WAAAYYY too few!
Then, we guessed how many times we could hop on one foot -- TOO funny! :)
Then, we played some Minute to Win it Games. You guys. If you have never done Minute to Win it with your kiddos -- START YESTERDAY! Not only was it fun, but they really got a feel for how long a minute was. The best part? It was a HUGE community builder! Even my boys who never -- seriously NEVER -- get along were rooting each other on! I was a proud teacher. Here are the two games we played..
Here's another good one!