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Join me for an Eraser activities and video read aloud! This post not only includes a video read-aloud for Eraser by Anna Kang, but also several free printables to use right alongside the book. You can use these ideas and activities for distance learning with preschoolers, kindergarteners, first graders, or second graders! #kindergarten This post […]

Eraser Activities and Video Read Aloud

Join Abby Mullins for an Eraser video read aloud and activities! This post not only includes a video read-aloud, but also several free printables to use right alongside the book. You can use these ideas and activities for distance learning with preschoolers, kindergarteners, first graders, or second graders! #kindergarten #firstgrade #preschool #sightword #wordwork #activities #free #printables #distancelearning #NTI #homeschool #babblingabby babblingabby.net

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This post shares math and reading homeschool activities for preschool and kindergarteners to use while at home during the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. As a certified K-5 educator who taught kindergarten and first grade, I am sharing what we are doing in our home to stay on top of curriculum while quarantined at home. PLEASE NOTE: Life […]

Math and Reading Homeschool Activities

This post shares math and reading homeschool activities for preschool and kindergarteners to use while at home during the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. As a certified K-5 educator who taught kindergarten and first grade, I am sharing what we are doing in our home to stay on top of curriculum while quarantined at home.#kindergarten #preschool #coronavirus #covid19 #homeschool #teaching #activities #schedule #makingnames #incentivechart #reading #math #literacy #tenframe #march #spring #letteroftheweek #babblingabby babblingabby.net

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This post has been sponsored by Borden. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  When I think of milk, the first thing that comes to mind is a milkshake.  As a child, I remember sitting at the counter of a local ice cream parlor and being thrilled when my parents let me order a banana milkshake.  […]

Milkshake Making with Borden Dairy Milk

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In November 2017, I had a prophylactic double-mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. I was 34-years-old. I made this decision after discovering I carried a mutation to the NBN gene. The NBN gene is responsible for the production of nibrin whose job is to repair damaged DNA. The NBN gene is also associated with an increased risk for developing breast […]

Pregnant After a Mastectomy

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When Charlie McButton Lost Power by Suzanne Collins and Unplugged by Steven Antony make great additions to bookshelves in the classroom and at home. Both books tell the stories of what happens when the main character loses access to power – meaning no access to their beloved electronic devices. These stories are great for teaching kids […]

Teaching kids about limiting screen time through picture books

When Charlie McButton Lost Power by Suzanne Collins and Unplugged by Steven Antony make great additions to bookshelves in the classroom and at home. Both books tell the stories of what happens when the main character loses access to power - meaning no access to their beloved electronic devices. These stories are great for teaching kids about limiting screen time through picture books and finding fulfillment in play! This post by Babbling Abby includes activities, crafts, and a free compare and contrast download to use with these stories. All are appropriate for kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade and homeschool.

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Today, I’m sharing FIVE of my favorite bat-themed picture books and activities that will fit right into your curriculum whether you teach pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, or second grade. Each book shown below matches with a set of paired activities, so that your lesson plans are ready to roll and you can simply teach!  They’re Common Core […]

Five Favorite Bat Picture Books + Activities

Today, I’m sharing FIVE of my favorite bat-themed picture books and activities that will fit right into your curriculum whether you teach pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, or second grade. Each book shown below matches with a set of paired activities, so that your lesson plans are ready to roll and you can simply teach!  They’re Common Core standards-aligned, focused on comprehension and vocabulary, and include three differentiated assessments. BOOM DONE.

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Who else is embracing October with big, wide, loving arms?! This girl is! Dear Mother Nature is still all summer and sunshine, but I know there will be a day all too soon where I long for days in the 80s, so I’m just going to roll with it – tank tops and all. Here are […]

Favorite Five | Edition No. 4

Babbling Abby | Favorite Five | Oct 4

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Several years ago, Brandon and I were at a local antique mall and happened upon an old, wooden box, stuffed with recipes that dated back into the early 1970s. There were those lovingly typed onto recipes cards, some written in scrolling cursive onto looseleaf, while others were neatly trimmed out of the newspaper or shared […]

Roman Apple Cake

This Roman Apple Cake recipe is a delicious addition to your fall baking. The combination of fresh Granny Smith apples, buttermilk, and cinnamon will have your kitchen smelling absolutely divine! It's quick and easy enough for beginner bakers, but will please the palette of intermediate bakers, too! Perfect to serve warm alongside vanilla ice cream for an after dinner dessert or with a cup of coffee for breakfast on a crisp fall morning!

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I have long been a fan of highlighters. They’re fun and florescent and I always appreciate the chiseled tip for writing with. Weird? Something tells me my teacher friends totally understand what I’m talking about. My students always appreciate a good highlighter, too, and well, any writing tool that isn’t a pencil or crayon. It’s like […]

Highlight-a-Letter Activities

It always amazes me how much using a highlighter increases student engagement, attention to task, and activity completion. This is a set of alphabet activities that use a highlighter (or dry erase marker) to help students practice letter recognition and identification, phonemic awareness and handwriting. There are six different activity mats included. Check them out over at The Inspired Apple! #preschool #kindergarten #firstgrade #secondgrade #literacy #ELA #literacycenters #letterpractice #school #teacher #alphabet

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I am loving this season of transition from summer to fall.  September is the space in the year where you can settle into the swing of the school year before the holiday craziness descends in mid-October and doesn’t let up until the first of January.  I am here to fully embrace any opportunity to slip into leggings […]

FAVORITE FIVE | EDITION NO. 1

Babbling Abby | Favorite Five | Edition One

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