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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

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

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I read an article recently that really put a new spin on spelling. It discussed the relevancy of spelling tests and all the weekly routines associated with preparation for a Friday test.  One finding was that kids who were good at memorizing consistently scored 100% on their tests, but did not generalized correct spelling of […]

A New Spin on Spelling?

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ELA, first grade, Home School, Kindergarten, Literacy, Second Grade, spelling, Teach, Vocabulary

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I AM SO SORRY! Spelling for All Seasons Part II was promised in November, and I just couldn’t get it finished!  The adoption approval totally took precedence in my life from the beginning of November through the first week of December.  There was SO MUCH paperwork to do, in addition to developing a 20 page […]

Spelling for All Seasons Part II is Here!

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crafts, spelling, Winter

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