Product Swap and Blog Hop

Welcome to the second grade product swap and blog hop! EIGHTEEN wonderful second grade bloggers have joined together to swap and review each other's products.  Best of all, we are giving away all of the products to one lucky winner!  

If you are looking for the start of the hop, head over to see Casey at Second Grade Math Maniac to start hopping.  As you check out all the fabulous products, make sure to follow each blog on Bloglovin' as well.  There will be a Rafflecopter at the last stop.  This is where you can enter to win all of the products being reviewed!

I got the chance to review Shelly from Smiling and Shining in Second Grade's Common Core Math Assessments:
Common Core Math Assessments for Second Grade
Here's Shelly's description from TpT: 
This Common Core Math Assessment packet for 2nd grade includes at least 2 assessments for every common core math standard. Also included is a colorful page with the name and description of each standard and a simple black and white standard page description.

When I first got this pack I was amazed at the different options for each standard.  I printed the color version of the standards description along with all of the pages and put them in sheet protectors in a binder.
 Here you can see the different versions of some of the assessments.  I love how the standard is clearly labeled in the top right hand corner of each page.
I initially thought to use it simply for assessments.  I looked at standards that I wanted to review and printed out copies as a traditional assessment.
 See how there's a simple border around each page?  I found that the border left the perfect spot to record the grade on that assessment.
I love that this resource allows me to see which standards my class rocks and which ones I need to review with individual kids.  This got me to thinking of another way to use it.

As part of my math work stations, I meet with 2-3 kids each day.  Since I've put them in their group based on their math areas of strength and weakness, this is the perfect opportunity to give kids targeted instruction in what they need!  Since everything is in sheet protectors, I had kids use their dry erase markers to work on the sheets together.  Since I have them working on the same standard, but different problems, there was a lot of math talk happening.....teacher heaven!
This is definitely a resource that you can use in your classroom immediately.  Just print and you're ready to go!  With the end of the year coming up soon, this is a great way to make sure that you're kiddos have mastered each standard in second grade...which will make report cards easier in May/June!

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  1. Thank you for being a part of this! I'm getting lots of great ideas! One problem, when I click on the link it tells me the page doesn't exist...

  2. Great review Brandi! I am going to check out this product. I love the common core standard written on it.

  3. I love how neat and organized they look in the binder. Such a great visual. Great review!! :)

  4. I own this product already and I have used the assessments for every standard this year! The font is easy for the kids to read and the pages have excellent spacing. It is awesome! Just sayin'! :)

    Second Grade Math Maniac

  5. Thanks for sharing this really well done product. Love how organized you are with the binder. One day….

    Mrs, Rios Teaches Second Grade

  6. Hi Brandi,

    Thanks for participating. By the way, I love your new blog. The colors are so pretty! Us Texas teachers are going to be jealous really soon because we aren't able to use any of this Common Core stuff!

    Literacy Spark

  7. Great review Brandi! I absolutely love all of Shelly's products...I think I will be going in and adding this one to my cart for sure! I like how you put these into page protectors and into a binder!
    Mrs. Olson’s Lucky Little Learners


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