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Since we’re halfway through November and getting ever closer to Thanksgiving, I thought I’d share a compilation of my November and Thanksgiving resources. Kids enjoy being engaged in a themed activity and some of these could be life savers for you this fall. I have a collection of anchor charts, math and literacy materials, read […]

Practice short vowels with these fun and engaging activities for kindergarten and first grade. #babblingabby #shortvowels #cvc #cvcwords #centers #kindergarten #firstgrade babblingabby.net

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Kindergartners’ and First Graders’ primary literacy focus is to master short vowels in words while reading text and writing their own thoughts. Gaining this independence in skills takes quite a bit of repetition and practice. I’ve found the best way to encourage fluency in these skills is to incorporate fun, yet consistent activities and games […]

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What is a Picture Dictionary and Why Students Need Them If you teach kindergarten or first grade, you may find yourself answering spelling-related questions often. In the classroom it was, Mrs. Mullins! How do I spell ______?! On repeat. All. Day. Long. My own children are now in kindergarten and first grade, and are daily […]

Making predictions with the Candy Corn Bandit

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Are you looking for the best Halloween activity to engage K-2 students this October?! The Candy Corn Bandit was designed as a high-interest making predictions activity to support students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. It is not Halloween-themed, so it can be used during the month of October in many classroom settings. Your […]


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I'm Abby - a multitasking wife, mama, teacher, blogger and small business owner. My life is busy and my heart is full. This is where I curate the creativity and chaos. 

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