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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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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

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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’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

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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

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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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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 a simplified book review right on a sticky note! Included are templates, photographs and easy-to-follow directions […]

Book Report Alternative: Pick Me Sticky Note Book Review

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This 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, took me a hot second […]

Free Valentine’s Day Book Activity

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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 starter kit 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 […]

Free Number Sense Toolkit

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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

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