Sunday, June 15, 2014

Math Planning Tools for Back to School

I'm so excited to announce that I'm the first to post in a NEW blog hop (I can't believe they trusted me enough to be the first blogger to post).  This blog hop is organized by a group of amazing teachers that call themselves the Primary Peeps -- and I'm one of them. Each week throughout the summer, a different blogger from our group will blog about various tips or tools to help you to prepare for the upcoming school year.

So, without further ado . . . the tool I want to share with you is my 1st Quarter Math Planning Pack for 2nd Grade.  This product is FREE and packed full of goodies for anyone who teaches 2nd grade math.  CLICK HERE to download this amazing product for free.
Math Planning Pack for 1st Quarter (2nd Grade - Common Core)

So why is this product soooo amazing?  Let me show you...

The first thing that makes it awesome is I have done ALL the planning for you.  I have included the Common Core standards, activities that will teach the standards and extra information that is very valuable.  In addition to the daily lesson plans, I've also included a quarterly pacing guide to help you easily view the specific standards taught throughout the entire first quarter.

The daily math sheet is my ALL TIME FAVORITE part of this document. I copy it on cardstock and also laminate it -- one for each student in my class. My kiddos complete this sheet every day as part of their morning routine. This sheet incorporate NUMEROUS skills that are taught throughout the quarter. I have seen so much growth in my students' math abilities and I attribute most of the growth to this activity. In order for your kiddos to truly establish a firm mathematical foundation, it's essential for teachers to have their students practice foundational math concepts on a daily basis. And this sheet does exactly that.

I don't want to ramble on and on about this product, I want you to CLICK HERE to download it for FREE and check it out for yourself.  However, here are some other things included in this product:

Send this letter home to parents at the beginning of the quarter so they know exactly what their child will be learning in math.

Use this checklist as a way to keep track of students' progress. Once they've mastered a skill, sign your name and give them a smiley face. At the end of the quarter, each students' checklist will give you valuable information about their abilities.

Post these cards on your wall so students can see exactly which skills they are learning in math. These cards are phrased with 'I Can' statements to help students easily discuss what they are learning.

And this is only the beginning of the great products I have to help you effectively teach math all year long!  Head over to my Teachers pay Teachers store to check out my other products.

Here are all the FABULOUS teacher bloggers who make up Primary Peeps. If you're not familiar with them, you MUST check 'em out (each and every one of them).
Remember, we will be posting new tips and tools EACH WEEK for the entire summer.  I can't wait to see what Missy from The Dirt Road Teacher decides to share next week. 


  1. Stop it! This is so awesome! Thanks so much!
    - Sydney
    Lessons Learned

  2. Thank you for this! Wow...happy to meet you! I teach second grade in WNY State.

  3. Love it, Leah! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing freebie with us! I love it!!!

    1. Thanks for the kind words! Makes me happy knowing I'm able to help others!

  4. This is so awesome! Thank you for such a great freebie!

    Apples and Papers

  5. Leah! Wow… there is so much work put into this amazing product. Thank you for sharing.