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Kid art is my favorite kind of art, which is why it’s so fun to incorporate directed drawings into the primary classroom. This pumpkin directed drawing is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. It would make an excellent addition to your October themes, whether you’re studying fall, pumpkins, or Halloween! Directed drawings are […]

October 9, 2018

Pumpkin Directed Drawing

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Today, I’m sharing TEN of my favorite Halloween 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, […]

October 5, 2018

Ten Favorite Halloween Books and Activities

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Today, I’m sharing with you 10 fun pumpkin activities that are perfect for the primary classroom! They are perfect for the 2nd grade and under crowd, include lots of cross-curricular connections, and are a fantastic way to start the fall season off at home or in your classroom. NUMBER ONE: Pumpkin Seed Counting! This is […]

October 3, 2018

10 Fun Pumpkin Activities

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As an elementary school teacher and parent, I have read hundreds of children’s books, but there is one read-aloud that I look forward to every year. Despite being season-specific, my favorite read-aloud, and by far the best Halloween book, is Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman. It wasn’t a book I read as a child, but was actually […]

October 1, 2018

The Best Halloween Read-Aloud

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Fall is here! It’s official! Regardless of the weather in your region (still in the mid-70s here!), it’s time to sprinkle pumpkin spice like confetti and shower leaves like happiness. Or something like that. Today, I’m sharing TEN of my favorite pumpkin books and activities that will fit right into your curriculum whether you teach pre-k, […]

September 26, 2018

Ten Favorite Pumpkin Books and Activities

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Prior to creating teaching resources and curriculum, I was most recently an interventionist under the Title I umbrella for grade K-5. Even though I was only hired on a part-time basis, I was so stinking busy. My responsibilities included coordinating the intervention schedule school-wide, managing a team of para-educators who pushed in and pulled out of classrooms […]

September 20, 2018

Kindergarten and First Grade Short Vowel Instruction and Intervention

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I don’t think it’s any hidden secret that I have a little thing for fonts. Okay, a big thing. I’ve even developed 100+ fonts of my own that teachers and creatives worldwide use to create resources for their own classrooms. It’s a fun little hobby, but one that began for me waaaaaaay before an Apple Pencil […]

September 14, 2018

Mixed Font Alphabet Activities | Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade

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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 […]

September 12, 2018

Highlight-a-Letter Activities

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Wednesday was the first day of preschool for the littles. I really want to call them ‘the babies’ – as we’ve collectively referred to them for the past three years – but they are obviously not babies anymore. Sad face. Faith is headed off to a year in the 4s with Benny on her heels in […]

September 7, 2018

Big Letter Names

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September is such a fun month in the classroom! Grab this free vocabulary printable to use with your preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students. It’s the perfect addition to a writing center, small group activity, or to use alongside of thematic read-alouds. Included are fifteen vocabulary words with pictures and two writing response […]

September 4, 2018

Apple Vocabulary Free Printable

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