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!!

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.