Monday, January 23, 2012

TPT: Goose's Story and Cause and Effect Anchor Chart Freebie

I hope all of you had a great Monday!  Even though I dread Mondays, they are actually often some of the best days I have in the classroom and today was no exception.  We had a really great day.  With the exception of DARE time.  I hate DARE.  It's like a really, really bad version of show and tell that lasts for a half hour.  Except it's lead by a police officer who hypes up the kids on stories about stranger danger and has the kids act out "screaming like a little girl and running away" if a stranger approaches them.

I only wish I were kidding.

Academically, we spiraled back to cause and effect.  I treat the mini story from Treasures as a mini lesson and after reading "Bill Helps Geese Survive", we made this anchor chart.

Again, pretty charts aren't my thing but that's not the purpose.  ;)  I have uploaded the typed portions of my anchor charts to Google Docs if you're interested. Just click {here}.

I also finished my small group resources for Goose's Story last night! Woohoo! I've been loving using these in the classroom the past few weeks. Click the preview image to check it out on Teacher's Pay Teachers.

Lastly, my kids have been reusing some old anchor charts to draw on during indoor recess.  Which is brilliant because I despise having indoor recess games because I often find the pieces all over the room.  Today they made me this sweet Valentine's Day card.  ;)  Won't lie, it made my day.

Signing off to blog stalk ya'll now!


  1. Your unit is amazing!!! I love how you have above, on, and below level options!!! How do you find time to create all this great stuff!?!? Just by glancing at it, I think it might work even if we don't use Treasures... what do you think...??? :) I despise rainy day schedule too- especially the kids eating inside. There is ketchup all over my carpet that will probably never get completely cleaned up- yuck! Have a great night! :)

    1. Sandy,
      The unit was created using the leveled readers from Treasures, so sadly if you don't use Treasures, I don't think it would be of much use to you. :( My husband manages at Panera and has been closing a lot of weekends, so that's why I have lots of time on my hands. I'm new to second grade, so by creating, I get more familiar with my content. :) Thankfully, my kids don't eat in my room! Enjoy your evening too!

  2. Hey Lisa! I can't believe I am just now finding your blog...I am a 2nd grade teacher, too! We do not have DARE in our primary grades, in fact they don't have DARE at all until 5th...but I cannot imagine telling 2nd graders the ins and out of crime and drug addiction! said it perfectly with "a horrible version of show and tell"! I am your newest follower and I am adding your button to my blog under 2nd grade buddies! (hope you don't mind)...cant wait to read more!

    2nd Grade Paradise


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