Tamara Barbour
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Need something a little bit different for life cycles? This brochure has two levels for recording your students' understanding of flowering plants, simple animal life cycles, metamorphosis, and incomplete metamorphosis. The two forms are almost
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Are your second graders having difficulty with blends? This activity will help students practice the three letter initial blends of spr, str, shr, scr, thr, and spl. This file includes a title pocket, file tab label, answer key, two page game,
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This file folder game helps students practice estimating mass as about a gram, over a gram, about a kilogram, or over a kilogram. Six examples are provided for each category showing real-life examples of the mass of common objects. This file
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This file folder game covers words with the sound of "air" spelled air, are, ear, and ere with a space travel theme. The file includes a game cover label, file tab label, 30 sentence cards, optional card backing, 2 page game board, 2 game pieces
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Students will match definitions of 12 words with the prefixes un-, re-, and dis- to their words, write definitons, and create sentences with a new set of 12 practice words. This file includes a title pocket, file tab label, directions, two page game
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Do you need a motivating way to help your students practice alphabetizing? These rainforest words will get their curiousity going! Differentiate by having some students alphabetize four words and other students use six. This file include a title
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With a winter theme, practice sorting details into fantasy and reality. Many details are from Mice and Beans, Treasures 2011 for second grade. This can be introduced in samll group with students playing in groups of 2-3 for follow-up. This file
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This cause and effect matching activity has kittens and cats as the focus, so students must read and think to find the correct matches. A workmat allows students to put the sentence cards in a cause-so-effect-because model that they can use when
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This activity has students analyze the texture and color of known soil samples and determine what the playground soil is made from. Materials needed include shallow pans, generous soil samples, water, paper towels/baby wipes, glue sticks, and
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I designed a heart set that is similar to the classic tangram, with a semicircle, two sectors, two small triangles, two large triangles, and a parallelogram. These pieces are used in over 50 photographed designs. The heart pattern is both in black
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This pre-K file folder game works on counting up to the number 5. Students match the farm theme picture cards with the numeral. There is also a worksheet to practice matching. This file includes the game cover, file tab, 2 page game board, 12
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Does the smell of success smell like pizza? Or spaghetti with meatballs? Your students practice using 30 multiple meaning words in oral sentences as nouns, verbs, or both, and record a few examples so that you can check your students' progress, all
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Students read sentences with the base word highlighted and select the correct prefix to add to a word using clues. Students place the cards in the correct spot on the sorting mats. Prefixes include: un-, re-, dis-, non-, mis-, multi-, semi-, pre-,
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Your students will think they are at the ice cream shop while practicing spelling of "oi" and "oy" words. The 11 words are from 2011 Treasures grade 2, Unit 4, Week 2: Officer Buckle and Gloria. Students collect cards to spell the words and cover
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Identifying similarities and differences is a strategy that students need to be successful. How is a sandwich like a mouse? By practicing with this open-ended game that allows divergent thinking, you are preparing your students with this important
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This game provides a chance for students to look at exact wording and shades of meaning. Students group sets of 3 words that they can put in order from little to more to most. This file include the title pocket, file label, game board, 2 sets of
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Are your second graders working on two-digit subtraction this winter? This activity can be used for whole group or as a center to practice mental math strategies for subtraction. Differentiate by having your students begin with just subtracting ones
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Students can practice ending blends by collecting word cards for their winter-themed game boards. They say each word as they fill their cards. I've updated my "Fall Ending Blends" to include more vowel combinations, silent letters, and multisyllable
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Are your second graders having difficulty with blends? These activities will help students practice the initial blends of br, dr, sm, ch, and final blends of nk, ck, and ch in the beginning game, initial and final blends of ch, sh, and th in the
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Students practice reading words with "i", "ie", "igh", and "i-e" as in hive, and move back on the path if it does not make that sound. Includes gameboard, rolling cube, two playing pieces, label, answer key, and title pocket. For two students,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for over twelve years, mostly in third grade. I am currently teaching second grade for the second year. Creative Commons License
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My daughter says "Fun!" My classroom typically has a range of abilities and behaviors. The more motivated I can keep my students, the fewer problems we have.

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I have my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. I have a Masters degree in Elementary Education with a math concentration.

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