Since coming into 2nd grade (I have taught 4th grade for the previous 4 years of my career:), I have an understanding of where my kids need to get to in their understanding of numeracy!
We were doing one of those Daily Math morning work pages everyday for the first month of school. However, I wasn't seeing improvement. I chose to change from those little pages to a spiral notebook! The kids get usually a 2step problem where the kids have to draw the picture, write the number sentence, and finally an explaination to their solution. I really wasn't sure how that would go, but they have taken to it GREATLY! We have been working on graphs and they have LOVED creating!
Here are a few of their notebook pages!