Katie Blair Young

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Love sharing ideas and resources with other educators! Visit my blog www.dayinsecondgrade.blogspot.com
 
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By Katie Blair Young
Fun partner game to practice addition. Great to use during centers or as a filler when finished early.
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
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By Katie Blair Young
One highlight each year is burying our time capsules. Our time capsule represents ourselves at the beginning of our year. We eagerly await the last day of the school so we can "dig" it up and see how much we have grown as learners. Included in
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
$2.00
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By Katie Blair Young
Includes 32 pages to reinforce comparing 2 & 3 digit numbers. Great for homework or to supplement math program. Packet includes a variety of different ways for students to become more independent in identifying greater than & less than.
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
CCSS:
2.NBT.A.4
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By Katie Blair Young
Fun ways to practice weekly spelling words. Includes: ABC order, rainbow words, consonant/vowel hunt, sailboat spelling.
Subjects:
Spelling
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
4 ratings
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By Katie Blair Young
Reinforce number sense through practice based around 2 digit addition with regrouping and without. 2 digit subtraction with borrowing and without. Odd & even numbers Counting by 2's, 5's, 10's & 100's Sequencing numbers Comparing numbers
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
CCSS:
2.NBT.A.4, 2.OA.C.3
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By Katie Blair Young
Packet to reinforce basic R-blend sounds. Packet includes 7 pages of blend words with spots for picture and labels. Great for morning warm up, word work centers or pick a few pages for homework!
Subjects:
Spelling
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$3.00
5 ratings
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By Katie Blair Young
Perfect for pocket chart work stations- Sorting activities QUICK & EASY SET-UP! Just print: Student directions, pieces and recording sheets included! Focused on -Odd and Even number sort 2 and 3 digit numbers with blank sheet for you to tailor
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$3.00
1 rating
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By Katie Blair Young
Quick reinforcement activity for practicing sight words. Children choose 6 words they need to practice and write a word into each word box. Materials needed: Paper, pencil, sight words/spelling words & 1 6 sided dice (1-6) .
Subjects:
Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Word Walls
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By Katie Blair Young
Mini-unit based on the misunderstood, helpful creature-- the bat! Unit includes: Bat Poem KWL Chart to track learning as a class- Schema, Guiding Questions &; New Knowledge Anticipation guide to see what kids know before and after learning.
Subjects:
Other (Science), Holidays/Seasonal, Halloween
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
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By Katie Blair Young
Visual way to reinforce blend sounds- Includes 7 S blends (Sc, Sk, St, etc.) and works well as morning work, center work or as a supplement for homework. Be sure to check out my R blend packet too. Blender graphic courtesy of Melonheadz@
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Products For TpT Sellers
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Homework, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$3.00
1 rating
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By Katie Blair Young
Get kids moving and engaged with a word wall scavenger hunt! Helpful to reinforce commonly misspelled sight words and for word wall review. Ideal for 2nd grade or primary ages (depending on needs) Includes 20 word cards to laminate and recording
Subjects:
Spelling
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Word Walls
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By Katie Blair Young
Student's write weekly in their circle notebook (black composition book) to family members. This gives them an opportunity to enhance their letter writing skills, reflect on their learning, and effectively communicate with others. Each week we
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, For Parents, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$3.00
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I used this as a culminating activity after a unit on fiction/non-fiction. I had students work in small groups (partners seemed best) and sort a bag of books (about 6) into fiction vs. non-fiction. I chose books that had a variety of components.
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment, Cooperative Learning, Nonfiction Book Study
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By Katie Blair Young
I send this form home over summer to help avoid end of day chaos. I run it off in colored cardstock and keep in large index file case for easy access. I also record communications with parents on the reverse side of card as the year progresses for
Subjects:
Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Classroom Forms
FREE
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By Katie Blair Young
Use for quick warm up/reinforcement of basic skills or for homework. Ideal for Primary ages (1-2) Hello Fonts from Jen Jones http://helloliteracy.blogspot.com/
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment
FREE
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By Katie Blair Young
This reading log is sent home daily in my students' communication notebook. What I like about this book log is that it is quick, simple and reminds families that it is O.K. to read to their kids! While I have to admit, I pick my battles (not
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Classroom Forms
FREE
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By Katie Blair Young
Interactive way for kids to get to know each other. Brainstorm ideas for questions to ask partner on chart paper- What did you do this summer? What is your favorite part of school? What is your favorite thing you like to learn about? Typically I
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Games
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By Katie Blair Young
Working document as a word doc. that can be customized to fit different spelling patterns, chunks etc. to reinforce word work. Great activity to get some movement and student engagement as a filler activity or during a center. Comes in two forms:
Subjects:
Spelling
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Word Walls
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By Katie Blair Young
Informal way to introduce classroom rules/values. Student input and creation in these expectations is important to create a "buy in" and respect for the classroom.
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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By Katie Blair Young
One big push in CCSS is the area of fact fluency. These sheets will provide students with extra practice in the area of doubles facts, which will help in the fluency of other facts as well. Allows children different ways to manipulate fact families
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Mental Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Homework, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
CCSS:
2.OA.B.2
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This will be my 6th year teaching 2nd grade! Time flies... I teach 2nd grade and have been lucky to collaborate with the University of NH graduate program. This will be my 3rd year working with a grad-level intern in my classroom.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in a safe, caring environment that encourages kids to take risks and simply try their best. I pull from a variety of what I feel are "best practices" --from responsive classroom to Lucy Calkins and the Daily 5/sisters to name a few.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My school was recently awarded school of Excellence in NH! Proud to work at a place that supports the craft of teaching and creativity and autonomy in curriculum development and teaching style.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a background in early childhood and elementary education from the University of NH. I graduated with my masters in 2008 and interned in a 1st grade classroom. Since then I have stayed in 2nd grade. It is a dream age-no two days are the same!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Recently married (June 29th)...not sure what I was thinking being end of the year and all. Now in need of a new challenge as I am having withdrawals from wedding planning. :) I find myself on TPT finding lots of great ideas from other teachers and figured I would give it a try. It is important to support each other & the teaching profession rather than big printing companies. Check back for more items this summer!

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