By Jacqueline Holland Richardson

SecondissoSweet is a blog that was created with the teacher in mind. Hope you will find great inspiration that will assist you in the classroom!! Roll up your sleeves and lets get busy!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011


I can't believe how long its been since my last post. I need to do better. I have been reading so many different blogs to get inspiration for my new grade level. I taught kindergarten for so long that I was beginning to think like one:-)

Now that I am in second grade, there is NO going back. I absolutely love this grade. I will take picks of some wonderful things we have been doing once we are back in school.

Merry Christmas and a Bloggerific New Year!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


O.K. i might be behind the times but a co-worker introduced me to Voki's. I am going to post ons and then I will tell you more about them.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Organization notebooks

Are you familiar with them? These are great ways to organize your kids in your class. Go to this website and click on B.E.E. books for an excellent explanation by Ms. Mecham ( love her). I plan to use the theme T.E.A.M ( together everyone achieves more) since I really want to build an atmosphere of caring and team work. I am also including another website with different acronyms that you may want to use. If you google the term, you will get a wealth of information. I used these notebooks with my kinders and they loved them. I think I only had 1 fatality(notebook) the entire year.

A Second grade teacher..... Are you Sure?????

I haven't been blogging lately because I have been lookong on other blogs for new inspiration. I am now, after 13 years in kindergarten, a 2nd grade teacher. I am nervous and up for the challenge. I will share with you some great blogs for kindergarten, first, and second grade.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Please forgive me!

I haven't posted in a while. I was very sick, even during my Spring Break. I do have some really great ideas for you and some wonderful new web sites that will truly re-ignite your teaching. I will take the pictures on Monday, but in the mean time, visit these wonderful teachers:

Saturday, March 12, 2011

St. Patty's Day

Hi all! it's almost that time.....St. Patrick's Day. What will you be doing in your classroom. I will posting some pics of items I purchased to use for this holiday. I need to make my DD a t-shirt. I am now cutting out people and assessories for a leprechaun glyph. If you would like the glyph, leave a comment.

Horton Hears a Who!!!!

I also love this story. My students were able to listen to the story and answer comprehensive questions and then watch the movie. We compared the movie vs. the book. To their surprise there were big differences. Here are some math and ELA ( english language arts) skills that were covered:
rhyming, color words, and syllables. I used the kangaroo and joey from the Animal Kingdom cart. For math we covered one to one correspondence, sequencing numbers 1-50, and counting sets of coins as well as identifying coins and their values.

instructional die

Needed a die for a math coin game I was doing. Here is what I came up with. I used the tags bags, boxes, and more cart for the cube. I then laminated it using my Purple Cow hot and cold laminator I purchaed at Hobby Lobby using a 40% off coupon.


Here are a few t-shirts I made recently using heat vinyl. Love the stuff. Will be placing another order soon to make some sample items. Sorry about the wrinkles and food stains in the white soul sista shirt. Forgot to take the pic before school. Luch will get'em every time! :-)

Green Eggs and Ham!

What a wonderful delight! Would you eat green eggs and ham?........................ Yes, I would. Made some for my DD and she was like.......NO THANKS!

This story was a hit in my class. Here are some of the activities we did after reading this book:
The eggs were cut from the Doodle Charm cart and the hams were cut from the From My Kitchen cart. Students practiced one to one correspondence using paper plates and little hams. They also practiced sequencing numbers 1-30 and money skills during math centers. The coin stickers were purchased at my local teac her store.

Thing 1

I made a shirt for my DD in celebrations of Dr. Seuss' birthday. It was made with heat vinyl. The circles were cut from George & Basic Shapes. The wording was cut from Lyrical Letters. Check out her socks. They were purchased at the Dollar Tree at Christmas.
That day I also gave away as prizes theses m&m stix, cat in the hat erarsers, pencils, and some other misc. goodies.
The Thing 1 and Thing 2 hats as well as the Cat in the Hat hats came from my local School Box teacher store (thing 1 & 2 hats) and Michael's craft store ( cat in the hat) .

Friday, March 11, 2011

Dr. Seuss Pt. 2

Well, like I promised, here are some other skills covered and Seuss books read during Seuss week. I found the Cat in the Hat puzzle at Border's. Thing 1 and Thing 2 puppets came from Michael's craft store. They had a great variety of Seuss-sational instructional items. At each table, during math, I created tiny cats for 1 to 1 correspondence ( the plates had numbers on them), red bow ties for sequencing numbers with money and numbers 1- 30, and cat faces with coins. Students matched the coins and amounts.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sick PC :-(

Sorry I haven't posted. My computer was ill. I have some wonderful things to show you. I will upload pics as soon as I can.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Well, Read Across America will be on Wednesday, which is Dr. Seuss's birthday. What are you doing in your classroom? We will be reading a Dr. Seuss book each day this week. I am creating standards based activities to accompany each book.

Today we read, Mr. Brown can Moo, Can You? It was so funny. The kids thought it was hilarious because our assistant principal's name is Mr. Brown.

Tomorrow, we will be reading One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Here are the skills that can be covered from the story:

comprehension, inference, color words, rhyming, number words, opposites, and counting sets. Take a look at what I have put together. The bag is from Target's One spot, and the fish are cut from the Animal Kingdom cart @ 3" and 2".

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Jump rope for heart!

Tomorrow, my DD and her classmates will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart. They have been discussing children whose hearts are not healthy. So, they needed to get donations from family and friends for this worthy cause. My daughter wants to be a heart hero, so of course, mom made her a heart hero shirt. Tell me what you think.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Baby Jaiden is HERE!

He is here! I can't wait to kiss his face. We are so happy that God brought you through Kayla! Jaiden, welcome to the family. As a proud auntie, I am off to create baby announcements and start on his first birthday party.

Acrylic Tumblers

Finally found the acrylic tumblers. I did post some wonderful ones so you can get a feel of what I was talking about. These tumblers are so kool! I made one. It says I love kindergarten and I added some wonderful dots.

Here is the recipe:

Locker Talk: word kindergarten

Learning curve: letter i

Doodle charm: red heart

Forever young: dots cut at 4"

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cricut Party

My co-worker and I are planning a Cricut party next weekend. Here is a party favor bag that I created. I plan to add some crafting type favors in the bags. Tell me what you think.

Elmo Party

Here are the Elmo party favors that I made for my co-worker's daughter.

My vinyl

Ok I did try my hand with the heat vinyl. Here are my end results:
My DD takes tap and wanted a shirt to wear over her leotards. The blue onesies have the word b-a-b-y spelled out using white heat vinyl transfer.
I made some onesies, I will try and locate a picture. they were so cute. the baby will be here tomorrow. Kayla, God is going to Bless and keep you. PRAY, without ceasing. Jaiden, can't wait to kiss your little face.

More Vinyl

Here is another talented woman. Her name is Dee. Please go over to Take a look:


I am now in love with heat vinyl transfers and vinyl for inside or outside use. I have come across some wonderful projects that crafters have made. These wonderful creations were done by Nicole over at

Take a look at a few of her creations:


Sorry that I haven't posted in a while. I lost my USB chord for my camera. I have so many wonderful things to share. So here goes. Here are the Valentine's I made for my DD's class. The girl's had Hello Kitty and the boys had NBA basketball Valentine's.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Need a coupon?

Hey all, I have always wanted one of those ATG guns. Guess what......I got it with my Michael's 50% coupon. Click, print and go get yours. Also check your local Target store. The one near me has their Cricut items like 50% price. I got the cricut tool kit, the deep cut blade, and some extra blades for the regular (green) blade house.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Shower Pt. 2

We had a cookie and milk bar at the party. The blue paper shown says " Welcome Baby". I made three of these and they were laminated. The guests were able to write sentiments on it. The bottle, rattle, and onesie were a part of the name Game. All guests received a name tag with a baby word on it. No one could call each other by name, only by the baby word written on their tag. If you were caught calling a guest by their real name, you had to put money in the bottle bank, which was for the baby. I also made cupcake picks for the yummy cupcakes, which were purchased at Sam's club!

Baby shower favors/games

Here are some of the items that were made for the shower. I also made some shirts and I will upload those pictures later. The Kayla dolls were a scratch and win game. If you found a baby after scratching the scratch off on her belly, you won. I also made lots of chocolates: chocolate dipped pretzels, nut clusters, white chocolate popcorn, and vanilla flavored lollys. Kayla also wore this mother to be hat that I made on my cricut.

Baby Shower

On saturday, I did a baby shower for my niece. I was so excited that she allowed me to have free reign! Here is a picture of the beautiful mother to be. She has an identical twin, very beautiful girls. Can't wait to see Jaiden! Thanks again Kayla.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Congrats are in order!!!

To mommy's girl! I am soo proud of you for making Principal's List for the 1st semmester. The Principal's List award is given to students will ALL A's for the entire semester. May God continue to Bless and keep you. Mommy, Daddy, and grandma, as well as all of your family and friends are so proud of you. Lub Ya