How to Make a PB & J and Keep On Rollin' 2

The second graders at our school spend a portion of the year learning to do procedural writing (aka How-To Writing).  I had been looking for a way to spice up this writing project this year.  Someone in the blogging world pointed me in this direction:
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One of the first writing projects we attempted was How to Make a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich.  Through a lot of modeling, modeling, modeling, we finally came up with these:
Student # 1 - wheat bread

 Student # 1 - an up-close picture of the sandwich

Student # 2 - white bread

Student #3 - an up-close image of the writing

The peanut butter sandwiches were created using the template in the pack mentioned above with a small modification.  The example in the template showed jelly on top of peanut butter on top of bread.  The jelly had a smiley face on it.  My students thought it would make more sense to have two slices of bread so we did that and I gave them a title template to put on their sandwich.  We also used a brad to attach the sandwich pieces so you could still open the sandwich and see what was inside.  Most of my students are finishing the first draft of their How to Carve a Pumpkin piece.  If I get some volunteer help this week they will get a chance to make their pumpkins to go with their writing pieces.

I have added a new pack to my TpT store to include more independent dice games.  These are games my second grade students play in class during math workshop.  If you have purchased the Keep on Rollin' pack, you might enjoy these games, too.  

 Number Neighbors - there are two versions of this game in the pack.  Students practice identifying a number that is 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, or 10 less.

 Add 'Em Up - working on fast addition facts

 Take 'Em Away - working on fast subtraction facts

Cover 'Em All - roll the dice, add the numbers, and cover the number on the board.  Students will be exposed to probability in this game as they realize some numbers are easier to roll than others.

 Roll to 100 - students will roll the die and move their marker forward that many spaces.  The game is over when a child's marker lands on or passes 100.

Want to win a free pack?  Leave a comment below with a way to contact you.  I will do a random number drawing by the end of the week for one lucky winner :)


Tania said...

These ideas look great! I want PBJ for breakfast.
My Second Sense

Mrs. Brown said...

I have the How to writing packet as well- I love it!! :) Very cute dice games!! My kids love playing games that involve dice!!


Tracey Schimke said...

The sandwich writing turned out soooo cute! And I LOVE your pack!!
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Sara Soucy said...

I'm not sure which one I like better! The PB&J project is so cute. And the games look like such fun!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

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