Not too long ago I came across the blog of Jamie Sears.
Jamie is a first year teacher. She teaches third grade. Since I teach 2nd, I had been looking for some items that may challenge my busy bodies. Plus, I knew I would be teaching 3rd for summer school. Jamie was amazingly gracious and sent me her entire ELA bundle of task cards.
To say I was beyond excited is an understatement. (Now, just to let you know, she does sell each of these individually as well). Here's the thing, you do not need to be a 3rd grade teacher to use these task cards. There are so many skills we teach in 2nd that are included.
I personally was so excited to use Prefixes, Suffixes, Homophones, Author's Purpose, and so much more. I mean seriously, you name it, she's got it.
One of my favorite parts is that with each set, Jamie includes a "suggestions for using task cards" page. I could think of some of these, but she takes the guess work right out of it <-- and believe me, at the end of the year, I needed that.
Now, my computer died two weeks ago, so I unfortunately don't have pictures of my kids (our last day was two days ago, but Jamie won us over with question #1 on the reference materials set (since we live in GA):
And I would be doing you an injustice if I did not tell you about the awesome post Jamie just did this past week about organizing these task cards - girl after my own heart!!!
Jamie, I cannot thank you enough for sharing with me, especially as all of technology failed me at the end of the year. I am actually teaching 3rd grade math to the kids who did not pass the state test (as our scores came in this past week). I can't wait to go snag all of her math task cards. You should go check them out as well.
Be sure to go check out some other blogs we admire!