3 Full Days for 2nd Grade/Circles; Things That Fly; Writing Letters

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This 3 in 1 Pack includes 3 full days for your substitute teacher. These very same individual full day plans, CIRCLES THEME; WRITING LETTERS THEME; AND THINGS TO FLY THEME are also sold as individual products in my store. All activities are ready to copy and go, without need for the sub to read lengthy directions. Explanations for students and for the sub are incorporated as scripts which headline some but not all worksheets. The only equipment your sub needs is a copy machine (Smartboard or Activeboard); the only supplies your kids need are pencils, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Each of the three days includes a morning and afternoon messages to use as "get acquainted" and "end of the day wrap up" discussions; and Reader Response forms for students to write after they have read independently or with an adult for 30 minutes. On these forms, students will record what they learned about plot, characters, setting, and new words, whether they read a chapter of the book or the entire book. These reader response papers provide the opportunity for small group or large group sharing upon completion.•

Writing Letters Theme:

Students will read about why we write and send letters. They will complete graphic organizers to help them write informational and thank you letters. They will read and respond to questions about the Pony Express. They will practice vocabulary words related to letter writing.
In math they will add up minutes that it takes a mailwoman to go from house to house. They will add and subtract 3 and 4 digit whole numbers to match colors to a row of houses on a postal route. They will work in pairs to match two digit number words to numbers as they advance on a game board.
Just for fun: they will cut out, read and draw pictures for an ABC Book of Writing Letters and design their own postage stamp.

Things That Fly Theme

In math, they will solve addition and subtraction problems (with regrouping) as they color in the hot air balloon picture. Their challenge math paper provides practice in coloring and drawing fractional parts of a circle.
In writing they will review 8 vocabulary words, all nouns, and all things that fly. They will do worksheets matching pictures to word, labeling pictures, filling in sentences using correct
vocabulary choices, and handwriting practice. In social studies they will read about the Wright Brothers, respond to comprehension questions, color an airplane and label parts of an airplane.

Circles Theme

In math, they will solve addition and subtraction problems as they color in the balloons, color fractional parts of a circle, and cut out and put together a circle puzzle
In writing they will review 12 different kinds of nouns - everyday objects that are circles (script provided for the sub teacher) before completing worksheets on matching each picture to
its name, reading and filling in the correct noun in a sentence, putting words in ABC order, and handwriting practice. They will play a board game to review (and color) circle words.
In social studies they will read a passage about wheels; they will learn about going places on an imaginary map in different vehicles with wheels (script provided for the teacher) They will
complete worksheets on adding distances in miles on a map, deciding which mode of transportation to use, and sharing personal experiences/destinations on bicycle, train, bus, and car.

Also included in the plans is an activities grid that briefly explains each activity, possible variations of the activity, materials needed, and Common Core Standard Applied.

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3 Full Days for 2nd Grade/Circles; Things That Fly; Writin
3 Full Days for 2nd Grade/Circles; Things That Fly; Writin
3 Full Days for 2nd Grade/Circles; Things That Fly; Writin
3 Full Days for 2nd Grade/Circles; Things That Fly; Writin
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