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Teaching students to make inferences can seem like a very complicated thing in teaching because it combines a few skills. There are some key skills that help build reading comprehension, one of which is inferencing. It is important for students to use visual and text clues to draw inferences while reading. This skill transfers directly […]

Teaching Students to Make Inferences

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Within the past few years, many students have fallen behind with their letter identification and recognition skills. Whether it was because of missed school days, sickness, the pandemic or personal reasons, academia has seen a decline in phonics skills. Building that mastery back up doesn’t have to be complicated! There are many ways to practice […]

How To Build Mastery of Letter Identification and Recognition

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Since we’re halfway through November and getting ever closer to Thanksgiving, I thought I’d share a compilation of my November and Thanksgiving resources. Kids enjoy being engaged in a themed activity and some of these could be life savers for you this fall. I have a collection of anchor charts, math and literacy materials, read […]

Round-Up of Exciting November & Thanksgiving Activities

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Kindergartners’ and First Graders’ primary literacy focus is to master short vowels in words while reading text and writing their own thoughts. Gaining this independence in skills takes quite a bit of repetition and practice. I’ve found the best way to encourage fluency in these skills is to incorporate fun, yet consistent activities and games […]

How To Practice Short Vowels & CVC Word Fluency

Practice short vowels with these fun and engaging activities for kindergarten and first grade. #babblingabby #shortvowels #cvc #cvcwords #centers #kindergarten #firstgrade babblingabby.net

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What is a Picture Dictionary and Why Students Need Them If you teach kindergarten or first grade, you may find yourself answering spelling-related questions often. In the classroom it was, Mrs. Mullins! How do I spell ______?! On repeat. All. Day. Long. My own children are now in kindergarten and first grade, and are daily […]

Picture Dictionaries and Why Students Need Them

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Are you looking for the best Halloween activity to engage K-2 students this October?! The Candy Corn Bandit was designed as a high-interest making predictions activity to support students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. It is not Halloween-themed, so it can be used during the month of October in many classroom settings. Your […]

The Best Halloween Activity for K-2

Making predictions with the Candy Corn Bandit

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This free play doh counting activity is a great way for kids to practice rote counting, 1-1 correspondence, touch counting, and work on their fine motor skills! I’m currently teaching my kindergarteners to count quantities of objects from one to ten. Consistently, they were counting the same object two or more times. So, I decided […]

Download this free play doh counting activity to use

Practice 1-1 correspondence, touch counting, cardinality, and counting quantities with this hands-on math activity that uses play doh! It’s perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students. Bonus: it also works on fine motor skills! Download the FREE printable resource at babblingabby.net #babblingabby #freeprintable #free #math #counting #cardinatlity #onetoonecorrespondence #finemotor #playdoh #kindergarten #preschool #firstgrade #touchcounting

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Download these free exit slip templates to make assessment a breeze! What is an exit slip? An exit slip is a type of formative assessment that you give to students at the end of a lesson. Typically, they are brief and usually only assess a small skill set. Using exit slips in the primary grades […]

Download Free Exit Slip Templates to Make Assessment a Breeze!

Download these free exit slip templates to make assessment a breeze! There are five exit slips to choose from, with different amounts of prompt and question boxes per page. These are great for kids in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade because they include picture guides so that you can easily give verbal directions to the entire class. This wills save you lots of time and make it easy on your students to understand. This is especially important for non-readers or emergent readers. babblingabby.net #babblingabby #freetemplates #printable #freedownload #exitslips #formativeassessment #editable #kindergarten #preschool #firstgrade

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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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