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If you’re a fan of the nineties or just need some new activities to incorporate into the beginning of the school year, you’re going to LOVE this back to school theme! Cara and I spent many a Google Hang Out planning out all of the fun you’re about to see, and even spent a fabulous […]

((Throw)) Back to School Activities

Join Cara and Abby for an incredible twist on your traditional back to school curriculum! This pack promises to equip you with never before seen team-building activities, icebreaker games, procedural advice, and plenty of fun to make your new school year all that and a bag of chips! Building a strong community of learners is critical to a successful school year, but even more so during the first few weeks of school as you get to know your students! These TWENTY-SIX activities, icebreakers, and games were designed to help you… Model behaviors Set expectations Establish procedures, routines, and rules Encourage team-building Facilitate friendships and camaraderie Support and encourage individuality Build and enhance teacher-student and student-student relationships We hope you LOVE all this ((THROW)) Back to School fun!

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As a first grade teacher, assembling literacy centers wasn’t always the highlight of my weekly preparations. In fact, it seemed downright cumbersome at times to find or create something that would hold the attention of my kiddos for ten to fifteen minutes and was engaging and could be completed independently so that I could work with guided reading […]

Literacy Centers: Word Work Activities

Check out these word work centers perfect for pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, ELL/ESL, and intervention. Each set includes 6 word work activities ideal for independent literacy centers. The activities remain the same for all sets in this series, so that your students can familiarize themselves with the expectations for each activity over time, thereby developing consistency and independence. They're perfect literacy station activities!

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If you’re anything like me, you LOVE some good literacy center activities. You love seeing your kiddos engaged, exploring new skills, and excited about their learning. You’re also probably like me in that you’re a big fan of centers that are easy to introduce, skill-oriented yet basic enough for kindergarten and first grade students to […]

25 Free Literacy Center Activities

This is a set of 25 no-prep literacy centers activity posters. These were designed to compliment Kindergarten in a Flash and First Grade in a Flash flashcard sets, though you can use them with existing flashcards you already own OR you can easily use index cards to create your own flashcards specific to your curriculum. They're perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students and can easily be incorporated into you daily center rotations, small group activities, or ELA curriculum. The targeted skills include phonemic awareness, letter identification, letter-sound correspondence, writing, grammar, word families, vowel teams, r-controlled vowels, digraphs, diphthongs, homophones, antonyms, synonyms, and more!

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Check out this great list of activities for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade! Read all about this fun Meet the Teacher activity, along with several back to school anchor charts and class posters that are perfect for the start of the new school year Learn More About This Resource | Shop this Resource I LOVE […]

The Best Teaching Resources for Elementary Students

Check out some of the best resources for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade! They're perfect for the first day of school, the back to school season, or any time of year! Each activity is engaging, fun, and will help you effectively deliver content to your students. From teaching adjectives to celebrating reading to meet the teacher to making friends to learning number sense with crafts, this post has it all!

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Can you believe it’s time to prepare for the school year?! Seriously, where does the summer even go?! If you’re looking for activities that are GREAT for back to school, check out some of my absolute FAVORITES! Each of these resources has TEN ACTIVITIES to use during the first week of school! And, of course, […]

TONS of Back to School Activities!

This blog is FULL of activities for back to school season for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade! Teachers and students will love these fun and engaging activities that will start the new school year off with a bang. From back to school ice breakers to letter practice to friendship activities to meet the teacher activities to reading activities to math activities, there is SO much to choose from!

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I’ve just released my latest teacher tool that is ideal for accompanying your kindergarten or first grade ELA curriculum. It’s basic in principle, simple to prep, and will help support the ELA activities you’re doing in your classroom. Each resource will contain 50 sets of flashcards that you can use to for a variety of purposes […]

Kindergarten and First Grade ELA Flashcards

This resource is a growing mega bundle of 50 sets of flashcards for use in the kindergarten and first grade classrooms. Each set can be used to address a variety of skills, from phonics to writing to decoding to letter recognition and MORE! They're the perfect teacher tool because they're easy to prep, versatile, inexpensive and can accompany just about anything you're doing in your ELA curriculum. Use them during guided reading, small group instruction, intervention, partner practice or individual student differentiation!

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Back to School, Dollar Tree, ELA, first grade, Kindergarten, Literacy

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Back to School season is close…ish! And, it’s never too early to start preparing for the activities you’ll do those first few days when you’re getting to know your kiddos and they’re getting to know you. This set of anchor charts and class posters is perfect for helping you do just that! First up is an […]

Meet the Teacher Activity

Are you looking for some awesome Back to School activities that are perfect for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade? Check out this set of anchor charts and class posters that will help with Meet the Teacher, School Rules and Classroom Management, along with establishing friendships and teaching kindness to your little learners! Use these interactive printables on poster board or on bulletin boards to make your make your back to school the best yet!

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If you’ve been trying to figure out how to reach your students who struggle with letter recognition and identification, look no further! This all-inclusive Kindergarten RTI resource is a LIFE SAVER. This intervention curriculum is the perfect program to implement with students who struggle with letter identification. Teachers love this Common Core Standards-based program that […]

Kindergarten RTI

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