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As a first grade teacher, assembling literacy centers wasn’t always the highlight of my weekly preparations. In fact, it seemed downright cumbersome at times to find or create something that would hold the attention of my kiddos for ten to fifteen minutes and was engaging and could be completed independently so that I could work with guided reading […]

Literacy Centers: Word Work Activities

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Back to School, Educational Activities, ELA, first grade, Freebie, Kindergarten, Literacy, Second Grade, Sight Words, Teach, Uncategorized, Vocabulary, Word Work

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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 love a good Sunday.   A sermon at church (that I semi-watched from the lobby because Faith is quite a chatterbox these days and cannot stay in the nursery just yet).  A few errands run (lots more shelves for the basement).  A new microwave (the dang one in our rental property broke).  And, Harry […]

What I Love About Good Sunday…

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Digraphs, Facts, Lesson Plans, November, Parts of Speech, Peek at My Week, Uncategorized, Veterans Day, Word Work

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Happy October, y’all! So, a bazillion things to share and not near enough time.  Where on earth did I get the idea that being a stay-at-home-work-at-home-teacher-mom *might* be a little easier?  Ha! Notsomuch.  Someone commented recently and said that homeschooling is more of a routine as opposed to a schedule.  Sooooooo true.  We do school everyday, but […]

Catch Up: Fact or Fiction, Making 10, Word Work, and More!

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Apples, Bats, Early Numeracy, Fact or Fiction, Halloween, Math, Uncategorized, Word Work

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