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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

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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

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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

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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

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Base Ten Blocks Confetti 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 math craft is perfect for using with students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade who are working with […]

Base Ten Blocks Math Craft

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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 believe that crafts can be meaningful, engaging, and purposeful for our little learners. First of all, […]

Why Crafts in the Classroom Are Okay!

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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