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What could be better than holiday anchor charts & class posters?! I love the kid-handwriting that adorns them. I love to dream about how beautiful it will be hanging on my wall. I love to watch the licorice-flavored Mr. Sketch marker glide smoothly across the poster board, while little Sally waits for her turn with […]

Holiday Anchor Charts & Class Posters!

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Christmas, ELA, first grade, holiday, Kindergarten, Literacy, Second Grade, Teach

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One thing I’ve learned from teaching is that kiddos absolutely adore informational texts.  They find factual information so intriguing, and they practically jump out of their seats at the opportunity to spout off their knowledge! Or wiggle fiercely when they’re seated in front of you on the floor, waving their hands wildly in the air. That mental image is […]

The Best Dinosaur Books and Resources!

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dinosaurs, ELA, informational text, Science, Target, Target Buys, Uncategorized

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For most of you, you’re likely nearing the end weeks of the school year, or preparing for a break sometime soon.  Time and energy may be running low as testing, end-of-the-year assessments, and fitting in the last of your curriculum becomes top priority.  Or maybe not!  Maybe the end of the year renews your teaching […]

The Science of May!

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dinosaurs, ELA, informational text, kitchen chemistry, Lesson Plans, Math, ocean life, Reading, Science

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February science activities are here! Can you believe January is already nearing an end?!  So. Crazy. Which means, thoughts of February are starting to creep into your mind.  Groundhogs, hearts everything and everywhere, boxes of chocolate, and after all that sugary goodness, dental health!  But, of course! After getting a lot of positive feedback from The […]

February Science Activities!

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crafts, Educational Activities, ELA, February, first grade, inferencing, Kindergarten, Lesson Plans, Science, Second Grade, Teach, Valentines Day, Vocabulary, Winter

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Hello, friends!  Can you believe Christmas Break is *finally* here?! I’ll pause for a moment while you give yourself a big ol’ pat on the back (or grab another sip of that Christmas cocktail you’re enjoying) for finishing the first half of the school year strong!  You probably Polar Expressed yourself right out the door […]

Winter Science for the Primary Classroom!

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crafts, Educational Activities, ELA, first grade, Kindergarten, Math, Science, Second Grade, Teach, Vocabulary, Winter, writing

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Today’s treat is a fun freebie for all of my Pre-k, kindergarten, and 1st grade teachers! Happy Customer Appreciation Week! I love the book 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston.  It’s funny and cute, perfect for the season, and likely a book you already have in your collection.  If not, snag a copy from Amazon for […]

Customer Appreciation Week: Treat #3

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crafts, ELA, Freebie, November, Read Alouds, Read-Alouds, Reading, Thanksgiving, Vocabulary, writing

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I have a love-hate with the month of November when it comes to being a teacher. On the one hand: conferences.  I love getting the chance to tell parents how much I enjoy teaching their children, but dread the extended days and all the planning that goes into it.  Thank goodness they’re only once a […]

Thanksgiving Activities for the Primary Classroom

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crafts, Educational Activities, ELA, Fall, first grade, holiday, Kindergarten, Literacy, November, Second Grade, Teach, Thanksgiving, writing

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Happy Monday, friends! I’m so excited to share these turkey- and Thanksgiving-themed Interactive Literacy Notebook activities with you! And, it’s a new week, which means a new Deal of the Week! From now, through Sunday, November 8th, you can snag Interactive Literacy Notebook Thematic Supplements: Turkeys & Thanksgiving for 25% off! Inside, you’ll find print-and-cut pages […]

Interactive Literacy Notebook Activities for Thanksgiving

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Educational Activities, ELA, first grade, informational text, Literacy, November, Second Grade, Thanksgiving

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In my humble teaching opinion, teaching main idea to primary students has to be one of the most challenging parts of the literacy curriculum.  Pinpointing details, recognizing the most important ones, and then sorting through them to firmly grasp the author’s message is anything but easy.  Especially when you’re six!  That main idea stuff is […]

Teaching Key Details with Bubblegum!

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Educational Activities, ELA, first grade, Home School, Key Details, Literacy, Main Idea, Reading, Second Grade, Teach

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Not only am I making it easy for you to find my favorite holiday resources but I’m sharing the reason we’re celebrating today! Why are we celebrating, you ask? Faith’s central line removal surgery was today!  Sister is IV-free for the first time in her whole life.       School Stuff? Here’s a few […]

Holiday Resources + a CELEBRATION!

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Christmas, Educational Activities, ELA, family, first grade, holiday, Key Details, Kindergarten, Literacy, Main Idea, Second Grade, Teach

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