Second Grade Teaching Ideas

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Mentor Texts for Teaching Context Clues
Calling all teachers of little word detectives! Here are my favorite books and videos for teaching context clues. The videos are ideal for teaching kids how to define unknown words by using clues around the word to figure out the meaning. It shares context clues where the definition is given, synonym, antonym, and an example.
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Frog Life Cycle Books and Videos for Kids
Teaching kids about the life cycle of a frog is always a highlight! However, securing real tadpoles isn’t always possible. These teacher-approved books and videos about the frog life cycle help to bring your science lessons to life without live frogs in your classroom!
A fun STEM science activity for second and third grade students learning about seed dispersal and how seeds travel while studying the life cycle of plants. Ideal for 2nd and 3rd grade classroom teachers and homeschool parents. Using their lab worksheet, students design a  model of an exploding seed pod, write, use math, and draw the results of their project. Humour, Gardening, Life Cycle Of Plants, Science For Kids, Life Science Experiments, Stem Science, Stem Activities
Seed Dispersal Activity: Build an Exploding Seed Pod - Around the Kampfire
A fun STEM science activity for second and third grade students learning about seed dispersal and how seeds travel while studying the life cycle of plants. Ideal for 2nd and 3rd grade classroom teachers and homeschool parents. Using their lab worksheet, students design a model of an exploding seed pod, write, use math, and draw the results of their project.
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Animal Life Cycles Virtual Field Trips for Kids
Are you looking for engaging animal life cycle activities to add to your science lessons? Here are 5 virtual science field trips to help make your animal life cycle units come alive! Students “visit” by watching videos, to see the life cycle of a chicken, an eagle nest cam, the San Diego Zoo, and more!
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Free Summer Review Activities & Parent Letter
Help prevent summer learning loss with six weeks of summer review and practice activities! These free editable choice boards and parent letter are easily customizable and help 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students review reading, math, writing, and science. No screens or devices needed! These no-prep, worksheet-free learning activities are perfect to send home at the end of the year for summer review packets for first, second, and third grade kids!
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What are Digraphs and How Do I Teach Them?
Are you teaching digraphs soon and need lesson ideas and activities that will show youas well as tips on how to teach digraphs? In this blog post, I explain what digraphs are, give examples, and share how to explicitly teach them. I’ll also share lesson ideas and where to find digraph worksheets, decodable reading passages, videos, and hands-on activities for small group instruction and centers.
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States of Matter books for kids
States of Matter books for kids Here are 18 teacher-approved books for teaching kids about states of matter and their properties. This comprehensive list includes informational science books, nonfiction books, and beautiful picture books that are perfect for reading aloud to elementary-age kids.
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How to teach diphthongs
Are you teaching diphthongs soon and need lesson ideas? Are you wondering what diphthongs are and how you should teach them? In this blog post, I explain what they are, give examples of diphthongs, and how to explicitly teach vowel diphthongs. I’ve also included lesson ideas and diphthong activities for phonics centers, whole group, and small group instruction.
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Plant life cycle science virtual field trips
Are you teaching a plant unit soon? Here are 5 engaging virtual field trips to help teach topics related to the plant life cycle to your 2nd graders! Students observe seed dispersal, plant and animal interdependence, adaptations, and plant needs with an up-close look that makes your lessons come alive!
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Friendly letter writing activities & teaching slides
This complete friendly letter writing unit includes an engaging 6-lesson teaching PowerPoint + Google Slides version, with a lesson plan, practice worksheets, task cards, writing tasks, and reading comprehension activities. This unit is ideal for writing workshop and teaching students how to write a letter.
Find creative, hands-on plant life cycle activities for teaching kids about chlorophyll, pollination, germination, and seed dispersal the fun way! Ideal for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders learning about the life cycle of plants with unique, hands-on science experiments your students will love! #science #2ndgrade Pre K, Montessori, Decoration, Teaching Plants, Plants Kindergarten, Plants Life Cycle Activities
Fun & Hands-On Plant Life Cycle Activities for Kids
Find creative, hands-on plant life cycle activities for teaching kids about chlorophyll, pollination, germination, and seed dispersal the fun way! Ideal for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders learning about the life cycle of plants with unique, hands-on science experiments your students will love! #science #2ndgrade