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Teaching and learning about clouds can be SO fun! Seriously, kids love analyzing the sky, identifying different kinds of clouds, and determining the weather based on their cloud knowledge. Here are some fun cloud science activities, as well as literacy and math activities to use during your study of clouds! Vocabulary is such a HUGE […]

Cloud Science Activities

Teaching and learning about clouds can be SO fun! You kindergarten, first grade, and second grade kiddos will love analyzing the sky, identifying different kinds of clouds, and determining the weather based on their cloud knowledge. Here are some fun cloud science, literacy, and math activities to use while learning about clouds!

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Are you looking for a great alternative to writing lengthy book reports that is engaging, fun, and perfect for kiddos in first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade? Check out this ‘Reader Review Bookmarks’ condensed book report idea where students can write a simplified book review! Included are templates, photographs and easy-to-follow directions that are […]

Reader Review Bookmarks – A Book Report Alternative

Are you looking for a great alternative to writing lengthy book reports that is engaging, fun, and perfect for kiddos in first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade? Check out this condensed book report idea where students can write simplified book reviews. Included are templates, photographs and easy-to-follow directions that are easy for teachers to implement and great for students to complete after reading their favorite books!

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ELA, March, Read Across America, Read-Alouds, Reading, Teach, writing

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Are you looking for a great alternative to writing lengthy book reviews that is engaging, fun, and perfect for kiddos in first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade? Check out the ‘If This Book Could Talk’ condensed book report idea where students can write a simplified book review! Included are templates, photographs and easy-to-follow directions […]

If This Book Could Talk – A Book Report Alternative

Are you looking for a great alternative to writing lengthy book reports that is engaging, fun, and perfect for kiddos in first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade? Check out this condensed book report idea where students can write simplified book reviews. Included are templates, photographs and easy-to-follow directions that are easy for teachers to implement and great for students to complete after reading their favorite books!

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Are you looking for a great alternative to writing lengthy book reviews that is engaging, fun, and perfect for kiddos in first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade? Check out these Emoji Bookmarks — a condensed book review idea where students can not only provide a quick review, but it includes EMOJIS! #everythingisbetterwithhearteyes #amiright GIANT-SIZED […]

Emoji Bookmarks – A Book Report Alternative

Are you looking for a great alternative to writing lengthy book reports that is engaging, fun, and perfect for kiddos in first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade? Check out this condensed book report idea where students can write simplified book reviews. Included are templates, photographs and easy-to-follow directions that are easy for teachers to implement and great for students to complete after reading their favorite books!

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Are you looking for a great alternative to writing lengthy book reports that is engaging, fun, and perfect for kiddos in first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade? Check out this Tabbed Books concept — a condensed book report idea where students can write a simplified book review! Included are templates, photographs and easy-to-follow directions […]

Tabbed Books: A Book Report Alternative

Are you looking for a great alternative to writing lengthy book reports that is engaging, fun, and perfect for kiddos in first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade? Check out this condensed book report idea where students can write simplified book reviews. Included are templates, photographs and easy-to-follow directions that are easy for teachers to implement and great for students to complete after reading their favorite books!

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Are you looking for fun and engaging ways to celebrate reading, books, or for an alternative to boring old book reports?! Then, you MUST check out these SIX incredible activity ideas for Read Across America!  Your students in kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade will love spotlighting their favorite […]

Ideas for Read Across America!

Are you looking for fun and engaging ways to celebrate reading, books, or for an alternative to boring old book reports?! Then, you MUST check out these SIX incredible activities for doing just that! Your students in kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade will love spotlighting their favorite books and sharing with their friends through these fun book reviews and critiques. They are PERFECT to use doing Read Across America week or to help celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday, but can be used year-round!

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Teaching adjectives and verbs was SO fun with this activity! To prepare for them for this SUPER fun and ENGAGING activity, I explained that they would be using their five sense to experience popcorn – from the popping, to the smelling, to the tasting – I really wanted them to pay attention to details of […]

Teaching Adjectives and Verbs

Teaching your kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students about adjectives and verbs has never been MORE FUN! You'll use popping popcorn (either in a microwave or with an actual popcorn popper) to teach your students about adjectives and verbs, encouraging them to use their five senses to really experience the popcorn. This resource includes an engaging lesson plan, student activity sheet to use during instruction, adjectives and verbs sorting center and response sheet, craftivity, and 3 differentiated writing extension pages. Many teachers have used this during a formal observation with rave reviews from administration, but - most importantly - STUDENTS! I promise, your kiddos will LOVE IT!

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This FREE Valentine’s Day Book Activity post originally appeared on Teachers Love Amazon! Be sure to check them out! Children’s literature is one of my absolutely FAVORITE things to shop for because there’s so much value in a well-written, perfectly illustrated kid book that I always feel like I get my money’s worth! It, literally, […]

Free Valentine’s Day Book Activity

Want a fun and FREE Valentine writing activity? Then you must check out this companion activity to Before You by Rebecca Doughty, with an extension to use with Melanie Watt's You're Finally Here! These are perfect for your kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students.

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The center struggle is REAL, y’all. Kids ADORE them, and – don’t get me wrong – I love a good, solid center, too.  But, sometimes the prep gets a little…hmmm…tedious? Or, maybe it’s 5:55am and you or your little one comes down with something dreadful and you’re like Ah! I need something QUICK for my sub! Or […]

20 Clipboard Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade

Teachers are BUSY people, which is why these no-prep literacy printables are great for centers, review, subs, and more! Simply print, add a clipboard, and use what you already have on hand - word walls, spelling lists, environmental print, books, listening centers, etc. - in your classroom to engage and challenge your kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students! Fun, engaging, and EASY!

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adjectives, ELA, Parts of Speech, Reading, RTI, Small Group, spelling, Teach, Word Work, writing

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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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