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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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ELA, Lesson Plans, March, Science, Teach, Uncategorized

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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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ELA, Lesson Plans, March, Read Across America, Read-Alouds, Reading, writing

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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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ELA, February, Freebie, Lesson Plans, Uncategorized, Valentines Day

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Sooooo, do y’all love to incorporate food into your teaching? Whether it’s using marshmallows to teach place value or making a rainbow-colored cake while reading The Wizard of Oz, I LOVE to find an opportunity to sneak a little snack into curriculum 😉 So, there was no question in my mind that Cheez-its would make excellent math […]

Free Ten Frame Activity with Cheez-Its

This FREE printable contains three differentiated activity mats to use with cheese crackers as manipulatives! Use the large space to write number sentences, create number stories, make number bonds, write equations, count, or whatever else you can think of! Each page has either a five frame, ten frame, or two ten frames for working with numbers 0 to 20. This is a great number sense activity for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade!

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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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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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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

This fun little Groundhog Day activity makes the perfect addition to your anchor chart or class posters about Punxsutawney Phil and his springtime predictions! Or, use the templates to let your kindergarten, first grade, or second grade students make a fun little groundhog craft peep-over to adorn their school work, your hallway, or classroom walls!

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Presidents’ Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February each year in honor of the first president of the United States, George Washington. Check out this fun Presidents’ Day activity perfect for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students! Your kids will love to learn fun facts about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama, […]

Presidents’ Day Activity With Fact Sorting

Check out this fun Presidents' Day activity perfect for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students! Your kids will love to learn fun facts about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump. Sort the facts as a whole class and complete the individual fact sort sheets. This is a great way to teach about the presidents in a fun and engaging way!

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ELA, Facts, February, holiday, informational text, Lesson Plans, Presidents' Day, Winter

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I can’t believe January is already nearing an end and I’m writing about February Science Activities!  So. Crazy. Thoughts of February are starting to creep into our minds.  Groundhogs, hearts everything and everywhere, boxes of chocolate, and after all that sugary goodness, dental health!  But, of course! This resource is packed – literally, BRIMMING – […]

February Science Activities

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Just a quick post today (before I turn into a pumpkin when my babysitting hours expire) to let you know that February Anchor Charts and Class Posters have been uploaded and added to the bundle! Here’s a preview of what’s included in this fun-filled pack! You can check out this resource on TpT HERE or […]

February Anchor Charts and Class Posters

Teachers! Check out this set of February Anchor Charts and Class Poster templates that are perfect to use during your thematic units this February. These are great to use when teaching about letter writing during Valentine's Day, Dental Health Month, President's Day, Black History Month, and groundhogs! Each poster comes with corresponding recording sheets to use for individual student responses to the content.

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