Open House and a SALE!!!

Happy Monday!

I thought I'd share a few pictures from open house.
My kiddos worked so hard all year long and it was
great to get to display all their fantastic projects!
I also love to get to walk around the school and
see what the other grades are up to...don't get to do that enough!

In our reading series, there is a unit all about animal camouflage.
We read a story about a chameleon and I found this idea a couple
of years ago on opencourtresources.com.
There were not any blackline masters available so
I traced a picture of a chameleon and came up with this.
The kids love this activity!
The title of this unit is called, "Look Again," and they think
its so fun to show these to their parents and tell them they have
to look again from the other side to see how the chameleon changes!

1st side:

2nd side:

Another reading unit we just finished before open house was
all about courage.
I LOVE the blog Buzzing About Second Grade!
She teaches with the Imagine It! series, which I think is
a new version or similar to Open Court, which is what I use.
A lot of the units and stories seem to be the same and she has some
fabulous ideas. I came across this post not too long ago. It was from
last year and I loved the idea!
I made the printables I used myself, but then not long after that, she made
them available in her shop here. Check them out!

We also displayed our Flat Stanley projects!
This is one of my favorite things we do all year,
and the parents get to see their students' projects
for the first time.

 This was the first year we used a grade level map to show
where everyone's flat person went. It was a hit!

We had many more projects on display, but I can't seem to find
the rest of the pictures on my computer and the blogger photo uploader
is taking f.o.r.e.v.e.r.

I just put my TpT shop on sale. Everything is 20% off for a couple of
days, and I'm sure you've heard about the TpT code for an extra 8% off!
Feel free to take a look!
TpT is also not letting me upload anything right now because of all the sale
traffic, but as soon as I can, I'll be putting my Measurement Mania unit up for sale!
I'm even thinking of selling it EXTRA cheap for a few days in honor
of Teacher Appreciation Week!

Be back SOON!