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!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I pray that everyone out there in blog land has a blessed and safe Christmas. Please, remember , its not about the gifts bought at a store, but the true gift is Jesus Christ. Thank you God for sending your son Jesus!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas is Coming!

Hello All ! I pray all is well with everyone. I hope you all have been taking advantage of the freebies from Kathy over at First grade a la carte. Please visit her blog and be apart of her 12 Days of Christmas give aways.

Here is a freebie for you. Its a little something to help with Christmas writing. Hope you enjoy. I will be hosting a give away later! So come back by. Here is a look at the freebie. Get yours here!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The smell of pumpkin pie!!!


I love Fall. I love Thanksgiving! I just love this time of year. Last weekend, I made my family some yummy, mini, pumpkin pies. Well my family as well as her teacher and some other teacher friends enjoyed the pies. So I decided to create a lesson on how to make these pies. This idea came from somewhere over 16 years ago. I can no longer find the source and I have added and taken away some ingredients over the years. I first made this in my kindergarten class for our Thanksgiving feast and it was a hit. My students enjoyed making and eating the pies. Here is a preview:
The lesson comes with recipe cards for class the class and to share with the students families, ingredient picture cards, cooking tools picture cards, sequencing cards ( for lesson), and a writing sheet. It is available on TPT and TN for only $3.50.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Turkey Time! and a Freebie

Hello all. Pray all is well. Let's continue to pray for those who are going through hard times becasue of the storm. If there is anything I can do, please email me or leave a message on my blog.

I have created a BINGO game with the first 100 fry words. It is available on TPT or TN for $3.50 Take a peek
 You can get the Thanksgiving themed chips here for free! There are eight pages of chips all together. Take a peek

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween math riddles FREEbie!

My kids love to solve riddles. So I had to create these Halloween themed addition riddles pages. I hope you can use these. Here is a preview. Leave a comment if you are going to use these. Have a blessed day. Click here for your freebie!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sale! Sale! Sale!

Hi wonderful bloggers! I am having a sale in mt TPT and TN shops. All Halloween themed related center activities are 15% off. You have 4 days to catch these great deals and land some cool learning center activities. The first person to comment will have their choice of any two center activities for free!!!! Please leave an email where I can reach you. Have a Blessed and wonderful day.


Friday, October 12, 2012

Halloween Freebie

Here are the Halloween BINGO calling cards for both games. You will need to purchase the game boards from my TPT or TN shops. Thanks for stopping by! Click here and here.
Take a look at what the game looks like. I hope you will find it useful. Please leave a message if you will be downloading the calling cards. The first person to comment will get both BINGO games FREE!!!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Please forgive me!

I know I have been MIA for a while. This school year has been full of changes and I have had lots of new things to get used to. Even though common core doesn't address some skills, my co-workers and I agree that we still need to teach our kids the skills that are not covered through common core. Are any of you noticing this? Well in the mist of all the changes, I have created a new Halloween BINGO game that focuses on addtion facts 0-12. I will be finished with it soon. I just finished a cute Smores math center. The first person to comment can have it for free. Here is a preview. This game covers skills for addition fluency 0-20. A coomon core label is included and so are two differentiated assessment sheets. Thanks for stopping by! Leave your email, so I can send you the file. Be Blessed.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sight words

Hi guys. This school year is giving me a run for my money! We are starting this new reading program called SFA ( Sucess for All). It is a cool program, but we didin't have enough time to get acquainted with the materials. I have been really trying to get it together! Our SFA facilitator is soooo AWESOME! I thank God for her. It takes a special person or let's say someone filled with the Holy Spirit to do this job. She is having to deal with so much and so many teachers who are soooooooooooo confused. Bless you Ms. G.

I haven't had time to create much lately, but here is a lil' something for my ELL students who are in need of pre-primer sight word practice. Last year I found an origami paper wallet to use for a sight word holder. One side of the wallet was for words they knew and the other side was for words they didn't know. This year, I decided to make a wallet with some flashcard words. Here is a preview. The first three people to comment can have it for free. Other wise it will be in my TPT store for $3. I hope you find it useful.

Monday, August 27, 2012

School is definetly IN!

Hi all!  We are in our third week of school. It really all seems a blurrrrrr! The second week of school, my daughter got sick and passed it on to me. I was out of school for a whole week. This was definetly NOT good for my kids.

We have sooo many new things going on at school. Have you ever heard of the program SFA ( Success For All)? We had a 3 day training and had to implement the following Monday. When its up and running, I do believe it will be a wonderful program. Our coach seems to be really great!

I did manage to do two new things for you. One is a time and money vocabulary pack. It includes voc. words, pics to match as well as the definitions.
The next pack is a fun pizza addition pack. It covers fact families for 9, 10, 11, and 12. Its a cool game that can be used in centers or small groups. Take a lookie look
You can get either pack for only $3! Visit my TPT store ASAP to get these cool tools! Pray you have a blessed and wonderful evening.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Teaching Blog Central

Hello All!
Well school time is here and I know you would like some fantabulous ideas. Please click on the button to your right for teaching blog central. Blogs will be categorized by grade level so please check it out. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, July 30, 2012


I am so sorry that I have been MIA. I have been enjoying my summer break by spending time with my family and giving my teacher brain a rest. It is almost that time and so I created 3 new items that I will be posting on TPT. If you teach kindergarten or have some ELL is your room these are for you. I created some school tools flashcards with an emergent reader. I also included my name book on TPT. This name booklet is a booklet for kids to practice writing their name and drawing themselves throughout the year. Here is a preview. I will be running a sale on these three items until Friday for $2. So get it today!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Lilly's Purse and the 3am teacher

I love the 3am teacher. Her blog rocks. Her clip art is sooooooo wonderful. You really need to check her out. This month our book of the month is Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Who doesn't love this book. When I saw Michelle's clip art for this book, I jumped on it! Here is a money activity you can place in your math centers to review counting sets. Click here to get your freebie! Have a Blessed Day and remember God is still on the throne regardless of what it looks like!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

End of the year inspiration

I was out in blog land and happened upon the blog Buggy for Second Grade. Kelley has some great ideas especially Camp Learn a Lot. Please hop on over and check out what her class will be doing for the end of the year. Hope you feel like campin'!

Friday, April 27, 2012


Have you heard of this company. If not, please visit their site. They have awesome clip art and graphics and cute crafts. Delightful-Doodles is the best ever! Here is a preview of an elapsed time activity that I used with their graphics:

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Choconyms Antoyums

Hi all! Happy almost Friday! Here is a cute antonym activity to use for review. Check out the synonyms in my previous post. The first two to comment can get both sets free. Just leave a name and email and it will be sent to you. God Bless!

Cinnayum Synonyms

Hi all! We are in the home stretch for the end of the school year. I just can't believe how fast the time flew by. My first year in second grad has been awesome. Would I like to go back to kindergarten? No! Would I rather stay in 2nd grade? Shoot yes! We are in review mode with some skills and polishing up on others. Here is a cute game to review synonyms. Found the inspiration over at One Extra Degree. You need to check out Amanda's blog. She is so awesome. I will be posting this on TPT for only $1.50. Go and grab a copy. Here is a prview.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Earthy Day ABC

Decided to do this for my kindergarten peeps. Hope you can use this while discussing recyclng and keeping the earth healthy. Click here to get an activity to assess abc order. If you grab it, please leave a comment.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day & Sale!

Happy Earth Day to all! Haven't really done anything too earth friendly today, but I have sooo much planned for my school kids. My daughter and I will be planting and setting up recycle bins. Here are some books I will be reading this week.

I am having a SALE!!!!
Earth Day items 20% off. Hurry on over to my TPT store.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Got cake?

OK, if you are in the Atlanta area, ya gotta go check out the Cake Cafe of Atlanta. OMG! We go every week for a little treat. Click on the link above to check them out. The popcorn is to die for. We've had the toffee and pecan and the chicago style popcorn!! We'll show you our stash when we return or you can just meet us there!

Friday, April 20, 2012

I'm Going Green...... what about u?

To help save a tree or two or three, I'm gonna try and go green. How? Well I'm gonna have to use some paper, but it will be recycled. I bought a class set of these babies from Lakeshore.

Reusable Write & Wipe Pocket
These are the reusable write and wipe pockets. In centers, students will have these. I will check their work, record their grade, and pass it on to the next group. If you haven't any, you should try them. They work for any grade. My nephew, who is 4, uses it to practice number and letter formation.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Earth Day Linky Party

Need some cute ideas for Earth Day. We will celebrate all next week. I will post some cool Earth Day books. Denise over @ Sunny Days in Second Grade is having an Earth Day Linky party. Hop on over to get some great freebies and wonderful ideas from fellow teachers in blog land. I added my freebies just in case you didn't get them already.

Patches the Dairy Cow

This week we received a visit from Patches, the Dairy Cow. I forgot she was coming and pictures to share. She was soo cute. Patches has only one ear and is 5 years old. She kept looking at the kids and was probably wondering why they were looking at her. Ms. Nicole, the farmer asked the kids to say hello to Patches and when they did, she gave off a loud MOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! In honor of her visit, I created some activities that our teachers could use to expand their kids learning of dairy cows and cows in general. Trivia cards,  writing sheets, graphic organizers, as well as a cow pattern are included. Here is a preview. If you would like a copy, leave a comment. Tomorrow I will put it on TPT for only $1.50. Be Blessed

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Earth Day Freebies

Haven't posted much lately. Grades are due and I am Spring cleaning around the house. I missed you so much that I have created some freebies for you to enhance your Earth Day activities. You can get the first one here and the second one here! I also created two Earth Day activities packs. They are available on TPT for $3 each. Here is a preview.  If you can use the freebies, please leave a comment. Be Blessed!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I know Easter's over but..........

Got this cool book from scholastics. I know Easter is over , but I really want to read this book with my class and do some activities. So....... I think I will. This book is so cute. Its about a little bunny that finds out how yummy chocolate cake is. I will upload some freebies to use with this book soon.