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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 […]

Round-Up of Exciting November & Thanksgiving Activities

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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 […]

How To Practice Short Vowels & CVC Word Fluency

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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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 […]

Picture Dictionaries and Why Students Need Them

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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 […]

The Best Halloween Activity for K-2

Making predictions with the Candy Corn Bandit

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Use these Sounds Like School Spirit back to school activities to pair with this adorable picture book the first week of school. Sounds Like School Spirit Back to School Activities Sounds Like School Spirit  (affiliate link) is beautifully written and illustrated by Meg Fleming and Lucy Ruth Cummins. It is told in a sing-songy rhyme, […]

Sounds Like School Spirit Back to School Activities

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This post shares how to paint your tile fireplace surround. It’s quick, easy, and cheap! The impact is absolutely amazing for such a simple DIY. We purchased our home in 2019 knowing we would be updating various aesthetics and systems for years to come. Honestly, besides the killer location (two doors down from my bestie […]

How to Paint Your Tile Fireplace Surround

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This free play doh counting activity is a great way for kids to practice rote counting, 1-1 correspondence, touch counting, and work on their fine motor skills! I’m currently teaching my kindergarteners to count quantities of objects from one to ten. Consistently, they were counting the same object two or more times. So, I decided […]

Download this free play doh counting activity to use

Practice 1-1 correspondence, touch counting, cardinality, and counting quantities with this hands-on math activity that uses play doh! It’s perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students. Bonus: it also works on fine motor skills! Download the FREE printable resource at babblingabby.net #babblingabby #freeprintable #free #math #counting #cardinatlity #onetoonecorrespondence #finemotor #playdoh #kindergarten #preschool #firstgrade #touchcounting

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Last spring, I started using simple strip puzzles with my 4- and 6-year old to help with their fine motor skills and cognition. Read on to find out their many benefits and how you can make the most of them in your own home or classroom! Try a free sample using the form below! Simple […]

8 Benefits of Simple Strip Puzzles and How You Can Make the Most of Them

There are so many benefits to using simple strip puzzles in your classroom or home. They’re great for working on fine motor development, scissor skills, letter recognition, hand-eye coordination, organization, sequencing, and visual processing. Use them in preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade. babblingabby.net #babblingabby #finemotorskills #finemotorpractice #finemotordevelopment #scissorskills #letterrecogntion

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Use these digital activities for kindergarteners to help your students practice skills during virtual learning! Digital Activities for Kindergarteners With the uncertainty of in-person education at any given time, the creation of digital activities have become increasingly necessary. Because students are learning virtually from home, they need access to all-inclusive resources to practice a variety […]

Unsure How to Teach Kindergarteners Virtually? Use Digital Activities!

Are you teaching kindergarten virtually? These ELA and math digital resources are the perfect addition to your virtual curriculum. They will save you time and give your students additional skill practice in Google Slides™ or Seesaw™. babblingabby.net #babblingabby #distancelearning #kindergarten #firstgrade #preschool #prek #digitalactivities #digitalcenters #ELA #math #backtoschool #virtuallearning

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Download these free exit slip templates to make assessment a breeze! What is an exit slip? An exit slip is a type of formative assessment that you give to students at the end of a lesson. Typically, they are brief and usually only assess a small skill set. Using exit slips in the primary grades […]

Download Free Exit Slip Templates to Make Assessment a Breeze!

Download these free exit slip templates to make assessment a breeze! There are five exit slips to choose from, with different amounts of prompt and question boxes per page. These are great for kids in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade because they include picture guides so that you can easily give verbal directions to the entire class. This wills save you lots of time and make it easy on your students to understand. This is especially important for non-readers or emergent readers. babblingabby.net #babblingabby #freetemplates #printable #freedownload #exitslips #formativeassessment #editable #kindergarten #preschool #firstgrade

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