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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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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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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’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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I’ve taken a month-long hiatus from blogging to catch up on life and the end of the school year, so I’m popping in real quick to let you know I’ve created a Facebook group to connect with y’all on a more personal level. I might even get brave and try a Facebook LIVE. #gulp I […]

Free Download: Goal Setting Worksheets

This set of goal setting worksheets is perfect for personal, professional, and educational use. They're FREE to download and include editable text boxes so that you can add your own content to the template. You can use them digitally or print them out and write directly on the resource. Teachers will love how easy they are to use! They're perfect for organizing your monthly to-do list at school or at home!

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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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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 ‘Pick Me Sticky Notes’ condensed book report idea where students can write a simplified book review right on a sticky note! Included are templates, […]

Pick Me Sticky Notes – 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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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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Do your kiddos have a number sense kit at the ready for use during small or whole group math activities? If not, I’ve put together a FREE number sense toolkit that you can download, print, and start using NOW! I find that they store VERY easy in a clear plastic sleeves, gallon-sized baggies, OR these […]

Free Number Sense Toolkit for the Primary Classroom

Grab this FREE number sense toolkit that includes a five frame, a ten frame, number cards 0-20, and a set of ten frame cards 0-10. Simply stash them in a gallon sized baggie, clear plastic sleeve, or dry erase pocket for simple storage and organization. They're perfect for small or whole group math activities in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade classrooms!

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Check out the video below to learn some fun and easy number sense activities to use in your preschool, kindergarten, or first grade classroom! Number Sense Intervention Curriculum Math Crafts Cheez-Frames Number Sense Toolkit  Happy Teaching!

Number Sense Activities for the Primary Classroom

Check out these fun and easy activities for teaching number sense in your preschool, kindergarten, and first grade classrooms! This post includes everything from math crafts to hands-on activities to use during small group, intervention, or RTI, to FREE PRINTABLES and more! Your kids will love how fun and engaging they are and you will love having something new to add to your math curriculum.

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