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February is a fun month in the classroom! There are plenty of thematic activities for February to incorporate into your curriculum, including Black History to recognize and celebrate, Ground Hog Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, Dental Health and the Winter Olympics this year! And, you’re supposed to cover it all in the shortest month of […]

Thematic Activities for February in the Primary Classroom

February activities and freebies found here!

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Eeeh! It’s one of my favorite times of year to be a teacher. I just eat up a good theme, particularly around Thanksgiving. #punintended This post is all about turkeys and includes FIVE free turkey activities! Just look for the pink text throughout this post to see what you can snag! First up is a toooooooon […]

Turkey Activities for the Primary Classroom

Check out this amazing post just full of turkey-themed activities that would work great in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade classrooms. They're the perfect way to incorporate science, math, and literacy into your Thanksgiving curriculum, while keeping your students engaged.

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If you’ve visited before, you know I feel pretty strongly about incorporating crafts into the elementary classroom.  They have SO many benefits! Here are some of my favorite math crafts that are perfect for using with kindergarten and first grade students. They’re great for back to school or any time of year you want to […]

Math Crafts for Kindergarten and First Grade Students

Kids in kindergarten and first grade will LOVE these math crafts! Make learning fun AND support number development! Skills included are: making 5 and 10, decomposing numbers, subitizing, ten frames, number lines, patterning, and more! 1d

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Making Ten Robot Appropriate for Grades: pre-K, kindergarten, first grade, second grade Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.C.6 Skill: making ten Link: Making Ten Robot | More Math Crafts This robot math craft is perfect for using with students in pre-K, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade who are working on making ten. It aligns with Common Core Standard CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.C.6 and will fit into […]

Math Craft Robot

This robot math craft is perfect for using with students in pre-K, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade who are working on making ten. It aligns with Common Core Standard CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.C.6 and will fit into your math curriculum activities for teaching students to make a ten. It's fun, engaging, and simple to do!

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This Base Ten Blocks math craft is perfect for kindergarten thru second grade. Appropriate for Grades: kindergarten, first grade, second grade Standard: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.B.2 Skill: Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones Link: Base Ten Blocks Confetti | More Math Crafts This base ten blocks math craft is perfect for using […]

Base Ten Blocks Math Craft

This math craft is perfect for using with students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade who are working with base ten. It aligns with Common Core StandardCCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.B.2 and will fit into your math curriculum activities for teaching students represent numbers using base ten blocks. All the templates pictured are included, making this a fun and easy activity to complete with your kiddos. It's fun, engaging, and simple to do!

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In my humble opinion, crafts in the classroom are okay! In fact, I encourage them! I love to do crafts with my kids. Glue, paint, paper scraps, markers, popsicle sticks, even…dare I say it…GLITTER…I love it all. Assembling a craft may seem frivolous and mismatched in today’s elementary classroom, but I beg to differ.  I […]

Why Crafts in the Classroom Are Okay!

Teachers! Incorporating crafts into preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade classrooms is SO important! If you're ever hesitant to add crafts into your curriculum, you must read this post. You'll be grabbing the gluesticks in no time! Plus, you can grab two FREE content-related crafts that you can use with your kiddos!

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Joy is my One Little Word for the year, and I’ve recently begun reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. She talks about expressing gratitude every day to our amazing Maker, even over the smallest things to help find the joy in life that is so readily available to us if we’d only seek it. Some of […]

Valentine’s Day Writing Activity

Teaching letter writing to kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students is even more fun and engaging with this Valentine Day activity! Your students will love selecting a staff member to send a poster-sized Valentine to, all while learning the parts of a letter and the letter writing process. Follow it up with a writing activity where students get to send a Valentine letter to someone special!

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I know plans for February are well underway, so I wanted to pop in to share a few February activities you might find helpful as you prepare your units! I’ve elaborated on some of these in previous posts and have other posts scheduled about others, so this is simply a Cliff Notes version 😉 First […]

February Activities for the Primary Classroom

This fun little Groundhog Day activity makes the perfect addition to your anchor chart or class posters about Punxsutawney Phil and his springtime predictions! Or, use the templates to let your kindergarten, first grade, or second grade students make a fun little groundhog craft peep-over to adorn their school work, your hallway, or classroom walls!

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Here’s a fun New Year’s writing craft that’s perfect to use after Holiday Break to not only celebrate the New Year, but also to help your students focus on some end-of-the-year goal setting! It comes with three different options, along with writing paper variations (lined, dotted lined, and unlined). It’s great for students in kindergarten, […]

Easy New Year’s Writing Craft

Here's a fun writing craft that's perfect to use after Holiday Break to not only celebrate the New Year, but also to help your students focus on some end-of-the-year goal setting! It comes with three different options, along with writing paper variations (lined, dotted lined, and unlined). It's great for students in kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade!

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I’m trying to get back into the swing of things post-Christmas and am clearly still in a holidaze over here. Patting myself on the back for dressing my kiddos in something besides footie jammies and getting a shower today, so #winning. If that’s all I accomplish today, we’ll call it a success.  The good news is […]

Winter Anchor Charts and Class Posters for January!

Teachers! How fun are these anchor charts and class posters for the themes you'll study this winter?! New Year, penguins, polar bears, winter, and snow are all included in this set of quick and easy templates for creating adorable accents for your class. They will work great for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade classrooms!

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