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How exciting is it that we’re just a month away from the Winter Games?! For some reason, I have strong memories associated with the Winter Olympics. My earliest memory of the  is from 1994 when I was in fifth grade and they were played in Lillehammer! I had a subscription to Sports Illustrated for Kids […]

Winter Olympics Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade

Are you looking for activities to help you teach all about the Winter Olympics to your kids? Then, you must check out this blog post! It's full of Winter Games FUN and perfect for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students. In this unit, you will find crafts, a countdown, vocabulary activities, directed drawings, nonfiction text, a mini-reader, sports trading cards, and more! This will add to your Olympics studies and your kids will have so much fun teaching these ideas!

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February, first grade, informational text, Kindergarten, Second Grade, Uncategorized, Veterans Day, Winter, Winter Games

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Do you find yourself wondering what you’ll gift your kiddos this holiday season? While I LOVE gifting students books, I think there is so much value in giving them something personalized and meaningful. However, I also want it to be affordable because hello there’s twenty-five-ish of them. So, what are good holiday gifts for students? Enter: […]

Holiday Gifts for Students

These holiday gifts for students are the perfect way for teachers to provide their kiddos with a small dollar store treat while awarding them for good behavior, academic achievements, or personality traits that shine. They're inexpensive, kid-centered, and are sure to cheer students in kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade.

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If you need a quick FREE dental health activity to do with your kiddos in February for Dental Health Month, check out this free printable! Provide each student with a badge for them to write their dental health pledges. Then, they can cut out the badges and where as a necklace or pinned to their […]

Dental Health Activity and FREE printable!

Celebrate Dental Health month with your kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students with this fun free activity! Students cut out the badge, fill out the pledge, and then they can proudly display them around their necks on a piece of yarn, pinned to their shirts, or on a poster in your hallway! Easy, free, and FUN!

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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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It’s hard to believe that the middle of January is upon us, and we will be celebrating the inspiring Martin Luther King, Jr. across the nation on Monday! Your students will love this Martin Luther King writing activity. This class poster celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. and the profound words he spoke decades ago that […]

Martin Luther King Writing Activity

Teachers! Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. with this class poster and matching writing activity! The poster is easy-to-make and will engage students in discussion about MLK and the impact of his profound "I have a dream..." speech that still inspires to this very day! Follow it up with the matching writing activity or use the poster templates to make individual Martin Luther King, Jr. crafts. This is perfect for kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade students!

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Check out this video to learn more on how to teach inferencing (click here for a FREEBIE!) in the elementary classroom with fun and engaging lesson plans and activities! Click on the graphics below to grab the resources mentioned in the video. Don’t want to forget this post? Pin the image below! Happy Teaching!

How to Teach Inferencing: Lesson Plans & Activities

Teachers, these three activities will help you teach your students about inferencing and will lay the groundwork so that students can infer while reading! There's a video explanation included along with a FREE activity that will support your teaching of inferences in the kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade classroom!

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I’m trying to get back into the swing of things post-Christmas and am clearly still in a holidaze over here. Patting myself on the back for dressing my kiddos in something besides footie jammies and getting a shower today, so #winning. If that’s all I accomplish today, we’ll call it a success.  The good news is […]

Winter Anchor Charts and Class Posters for January!

Teachers! How fun are these anchor charts and class posters for the themes you'll study this winter?! New Year, penguins, polar bears, winter, and snow are all included in this set of quick and easy templates for creating adorable accents for your class. They will work great for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade classrooms!

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Hello, friends!  Can you believe Christmas Break is *finally* here?! I’ll pause for a moment while you give yourself a big ol’ pat on the back (or grab another sip of that Christmas cocktail you’re enjoying) for finishing the first half of the school year strong!  You probably Polar Expressed yourself right out the door […]

Winter Science Activities for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade!

Instead of spending hours upon hours planning math, ELA, and science, grab a copy of The Science of January! This all-inclusive science resource includes activities for four themes: snow, winter, ice, and animals in winter! It includes cross-curricular activities and extensions for each theme making lesson planning simple and easy!

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crafts, Educational Activities, ELA, first grade, Kindergarten, Literacy, Science, Second Grade, Vocabulary, Winter, writing

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February science activities are here! Can you believe January is already nearing an end?!  So. Crazy. Which means, thoughts of February are starting to creep into your mind.  Groundhogs, hearts everything and everywhere, boxes of chocolate, and after all that sugary goodness, dental health!  But, of course! After getting a lot of positive feedback from The […]

February Science Activities!

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Hello, friends!  Can you believe Christmas Break is *finally* here?! I’ll pause for a moment while you give yourself a big ol’ pat on the back (or grab another sip of that Christmas cocktail you’re enjoying) for finishing the first half of the school year strong!  You probably Polar Expressed yourself right out the door […]

Winter Science for the Primary Classroom!

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crafts, Educational Activities, ELA, first grade, Kindergarten, Math, Science, Second Grade, Teach, Vocabulary, Winter, writing

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