2nd Grade – Common Core Math Tri-Folds


I wanted to share with you one of my newest projects!  I am currently working on creating math tri-folds for 2nd grade math!  If you are a second grade teacher, these are a MUST for your Math Block.  Here is why they are so great…

  • They will cover ALL 2nd grade Common Core Math Standards!
  • There will be 3 tri-folds per standard, so you can use one whole group/small group, independent practice center, and as an assessment!
  • Use in guided math groups for a focused lesson or a reteach lesson.
  • Encourage students to show their work and write complete sentences!

I have completed 2.0A.1 Tri-Folds 1-3 and I’m offering them as a freebie over at my TPT store :)  Make sure you follow my store and Facebook, because I will be doing a giveaway as I finish each set!

Looking for a different grade-level? I currently have these available for 3rd grade and 4th grade!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer vacation :)

– Mariela

4th Grade Daily Math and Language Morning Work

Many teachers have asked for a 4th grade version of my 3rd grade daily math and grammar product.  Well….the 1st 9 weeks of the 4th grade version is complete!   I did make a couple of changes…

  • Days 1-4 are only half a page (to save on paper)
  • Day 5 is a one page quiz (tests skills reviewed on days 1-4)

I thought the half page would work great for 4th grade since there is a HUGE focus on writing.  I thought it would be a GREAT idea to create a MORNING WORK notebook.  Why?

  1. Students will have space to show their work.
  2. Students will have work from previous days to refer back to.
  3. Students can use one side of the notebook for a daily quick write!

4th grade daily math and language common core morning work - 1st nine weeks. Includes BACK TO SCHOOL pages and THIRD GRADE review! TPT resource


You will also find daily cursive and common core language practice!  Did I mention there is one week of back to school activities included?! I also included a review of ALL 3rd grade common core math skills!  Everything you need for your morning work in one spot! 😀  Check out the product below!
4th grade daily math and language common core morning work - 1st nine weeks. Includes BACK TO SCHOOL pages and THIRD GRADE review! TPT resource* The 2nd Nine Weeks will be out by the end of July!


Five for Friday!

I’m joining my 2nd link up for the summer!  Here is a quick look into the past few weeks :)


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june19_01Our daughter finished pre-school!  We can’t believe it :(  She will be going to kindergarten soon!  We are going to miss her pre-school so much, but look forward to all the wonderful things she will accomplish!  She is one smart cookie 😀




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june19_03Our little one went to her 2nd recital!  This is her 2nd year doing ballet and tap and she loves it! She did AWESOME!! all the moves and sang her little heart out :)

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june19_04aOur 2nd baby girl is due July 12th!!  We have been slllloooowwwllly working on the ‘nursery’.  We have the curtain, carpet, drawers, crib, chair, diapers, wipes, baby bathtub, bassinet, car seats, diaper bag, and lots of other things… I still feel like we are not ready!  We need to buy new black out blinds and something for the top of the window!

june19_04bI love the paint of the walls :) but still need to get some decorations up on the wall…I just don’t know what!  I can never make up my mind.

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june19_05My big girl, 5 year old, is about to complete her last day of gymnastics summer camp today!  It’s 3 hours a day :)  What have I been doing during this time?  Working on my newest 4th grade daily math and grammar packet!  I am almost done with the 1st nine weeks.  Keep an eye out for it!

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This hasn’t happened yet, but will today (or tomorrow).  Inside Out is finally out in theaters!  My daughter has been wanting to see this movie forever :)

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Wishlist Wednesday #1

It’s summer vacation and i’m joining my first link up :)  It is hosted by Teacher by the Beach.  You basically put your top wish listed items on sale for a couple of days.  My top wish listed item is my 3rd grade math tri-folds.  It will be 20% off for today and tomorrow only.

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I am going to make this a little more fun my myself and add some items that are on my wish list :)  I don’t think i’ve put this on my blog yet, but I am currently 35 weeks pregnant!  We are expecting a baby girl July 12th :)  so I have several baby items on my wish list..

Item #1: Stylish Diaper Bag

diaper bagI have actually already bought a diaper bag (this one from target, on sale $40), but the top one looks much more stylish 😉

Item #2: A Cute Diaper Clutch

diaper clutchI would like to purchase something cute like the diaper bag above, but I actually bought this one from amazon $21.75
3rd grade math tri-folds

Item #3: Diaper Caddy

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Isn’t this the cutest diaper caddy?!  They have different patterns and colors.  I haven’t found a diaper caddy yet, but will most likely use an plastic organizer that I brought home from school.  It was used to organize some small group materials, but will now house diapers and wipes 😉

Item #4: Erin Condren Planner

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I have made my own planner for the past 3 years, but being pregnant …I don’t really feel like making one this year.  My time is being used relaxing with my daughter and extra time working on TPT.  I need to get some new items out by the end of June! Talk about pressure ;P  I will most likely buy a planner from Target this year.

There you have it!  :)

Coming soon… 4th Grade Daily Math and Grammar Morning Work!

UPDATE!! The 1st nine weeks is now available.  Click here to view! :)

Guess what?!  I am going to start a 4th grade daily math and grammar morning work bundle!!  I have had great success with my 3rd grade items, so I am SUPER excited to start on this new project.  Please be sure to follow my TPT store and Facebook, so you can stay informed!  I will do a giveaway when it is complete :)

Here is are my goals for the 4th grade bundle:

  • 1 week of getting to know you activities
  • 4 weeks of 3rd grade math review
  • 11 weeks that spiral review the 4th grade math standards
  • daily grammar review
  • daily cursive practice

ANY REQUESTS?! Please let me know if there is anything specific you’d like to see in this morning work.  Thank you and I’m attaching the first ‘all about me’ page as a freebie below :)All About Me - Back to School


Update:  Below is a screenshot of what the morning work is looking like so far (The screen shots are showing 3rd grade standards review).  I know 4th grade has so much to cover, so I made the morning sheets only half a sheet.  This will save on ink/paper and also allow you to add anything else you want to your morning work routine…I am thinking a daily writing activity should be part of 4th grade morning work.  Also, a new addition is that the 5th day is now a one full page quiz.  Let me tell you, this morning work will be fantastic when it is complete 😉  If you are wondering what the blank parts are…that is where I will be adding grammar and cursive practice.  I always do that last :)

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I hope to have weeks 1-15 done by the end of June! I’m trying to get this project done before our baby girl arrives 😀

AN IDEA: Since these are half sheets, you could have students glue the half sheet inside a math morning notebook.  This way, they can show their work on the second half of the sheet.  Also, having a collection of the previous math morning worksheets will be helpful for struggling students!

End of the Year Math Review!

It’s the end of the year and we used math sorts to review math concepts we learned this year!  It was a fun, interactive review activity.  I added these math sorts to our math centers and students rotated through them last week.  Below are some pictures of the math sorts.  Perfect for your interactive math notebooks!

math sorts

math centers

fun, no prep math centers!

math sortsno prep math centersIf you are interested in the bundle, you can find 80 math sorts over at my TPT Store :)  Click on the image below to view the bundle and  7 FREE Sorts!!

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Matching Fractions Game!

fractions matching game picSchool is almost out, but we still have plenty to review!  I took out this new matching game and completed it during our math stations.  They LOVED it! First I organized the cards into two bags (see below).

cards in bagsStudents then worked to find the matching cards.  You could have them do this on a table or a pocket chart.

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pocket chart matching gameThis game is part of my mega bundle found on TPT (click image below to visit site).

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Using “I Can” games with game boards

I LOVE to have math stations in the afternoon.  They are made up of 4 rotations:

  1. Teacher
  2. Independent (Worksheet/Game)
  3. iPad (iXLmath)
  4. Computer (iReady)

We complete 2 rotations each day and have math stations about 3 to 4 times a week.  The latest games that I have put in my independent math station are “I Can” 3rd Grade math games from One Stop Teacher Shop.

I printed the games on bright colored paper by standard.  For example, I printed all the NBT games in bright orange.Math Stations - Task CardsI cut the task cards and put them in a baggie as shown.  These task cards are then organized in my math game bins (see picture below).

Math Game OrganizationThese containers were purchased from Amazon and are the BEST for helping me keep my math stations organized.

Math Stations OrganizationWhat I did is took one of my own board games (found here) and added the “I Can” cards to it!  Like magic I had a brand new game!  This is a super easy way to keep a math center interesting. :)

Math StationsThese are my students playing with the task cards and board game.  They used pattern squares as their markers.

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There you have it!  A quick and simply way to keep your math stations interesting :)  My favorite part of the “I Can” games is that they cover ALL 3rd grade math standards, so I can quickly ‘change’ the board game to cover what my students need to review.  Keeping them organized in the bins by color code makes it easy to keep them organized :)

Spring Cleaning Giveaway and Sale!

Guess what?! The girls and I over at Upper Elementary Snapshots are getting together to throw a ‘Spring Cleaning’ Giveaway and Sale!  Click on the picture to visit the blog post on our blog :)

Spring Cleaning

We are giving away 6 $20 TpT gift certificates.  Use the Rafflecopter below for a chance to enter on March 25th and March 26th.

Then, on March 27th and March 28th, our individual TpT stores will be on sale.  This is the perfect time to grab some fantastic resources to finish up this school year!

Here is a list of our stores – get up to 20% off all of our resources for 2 days ONLY! (Friday/Saturday) Happy shopping!!

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