March Ideas and Freebies

March 1, 2016

Here are some ideas and freebies for the month of March.

I like to have math centers for my students to work on when they finish their work.  Here are some task counting money task cards that are great for a math center.  Click on the picture of the money task cards for your FREE copy.

Free St. Patrick's Day task cards involving counting money
counting money task cards for St. Patrick's Day

It is always fun to do little naughty things in the classroom the week of St. Patrick’s Day and blame it on the leprechaun.  I like to leave a gold glitter trail and tiny green footprints the first day to get the students excited about the leprechaun.  I have a little hat that he forgets in our classroom.  We keep the hat to try to lure him into our trap.  Throughout the week, the leprechaun messes up our room like knocking over all of our chairs or dropping the crayons onto the floor.   Sometimes he will even leave a treat!

The students talk about catching him and we discuss what we would do if we caught him.  I usually have a student that will make a trap for so we can try to catch the leprechaun in our classroom.  I have my students write about what they would do with the leprechaun once they catch him.  

St. Patrick's Day ideas 

                                                         Leprechaun Trap

I am always reviewing with my students so they don’t forget the skills that I have taught them.  Click here for a spiral review for 2nd grade.  It covers skills such as counting money, telling time, expanded form, and skip counting.  It can be used for morning work or homework. I have a St. Patrick’s Day math packet in my TPT store that is on sale for the next few days.

Free math for second grade
Math Spiral Review for 2nd grade
Here is morning work that is aligned with the Common Core Standards.  Here are sample pages from my March Morning Work packet.  You can check out the packet here.  Click on the picture of the second grade morning work for your FREE sample pages.
Free morning work for St. Patrick's Day
Click here for your FREE sample pages of morning work for second grade
Grammar for second grade
Free bell work for second grade

Last year I bought this Leprechaun Science Kit from Steve Spangler Science.  My students and I loved doing the various experiments.  I am going to use the same kit with my students this year.  I will wrap it up and let them think the leprechaun left it for us.  It will be fun to do the experiments right  before spring break.

My students loved watching me make leprechaun  green snow that came in the science kit.  Here is a great video on leprechaun  green snow.
Inflating a giant leprechaun bag

These beads are clear and they change colors when they are in the sun.  They came in the science kit but you can purchase them from Walmart.  They are called UV Pony beads.


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