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Dang, I love kid lit. Like, a lot. We moved recently – as in twice in eight months (WHO DOES THAT?!) – and the amount of books we moved was outrageous. I’m not even exaggerating when I say thousands. #teacherprobs All that moving gave me a good chance to sort and organize my classroom library books, so […]

August 31, 2018

The Best Apple Books for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade

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It’s Day Six of Celebrate Reading Month! I’m a little delayed on Freebie Friday, so it’s a Freebie Saturday instead 🙂 If you’ve missed the previous posts, no problem! Fun activities, free stuff, and more are all yours by visiting THIS link. Definitely go check them out! Today, we’re going to talk about teaching key details […]

March 10, 2018

Reading Lesson Plans: Teaching Key Details and Main Idea

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Key Details, Main Idea, Read Across America, Uncategorized

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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 […]

January 11, 2018

Winter Olympics Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade

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

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Is there any better theme to kick off the start of the school year than apples?! It’s definitely one of my favorites. You can use this theme across curriculum and have SO much fun with it. Here are some fun-filled activities perfect for your apple unit! FYI: Most of what you see below is found in […]

September 14, 2017

Apple Week Activities Resource Round-Up for Kindergarten and First Grade

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Teaching and learning about clouds can be SO fun! Seriously, kids love analyzing the sky, identifying different kinds of clouds, and determining the weather based on their cloud knowledge. Here are some fun science, literacy, and math activities to use while learning about clouds! Vocabulary is such a HUGE component of developing competency in any content area, […]

March 15, 2017

Cloud Science Activities

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ELA, Lesson Plans, March, Science, Teach, Uncategorized

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Are you looking for fun and engaging ways to celebrate reading, books, or for an alternative to boring old book reports?! Then, you MUST check out these SIX incredible activities for doing just that!  Your students in kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade will love spotlighting their favorite books […]

February 24, 2017

Read Across America Ideas!

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ELA, Guided Reading, March, Read-Alouds, Reading, Teach, writing

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Teaching my students about adjectives and verbs was SO fun with this activity! To prepare for them for this SUPER fun and ENGAGING activity, I explained that they would be using their five sense to experience popcorn – from the popping, to the smelling, to the tasting – I really wanted them to pay attention […]

February 15, 2017

Teaching Adjectives and Verbs

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adjectives, ELA, Literacy, Reading

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If you need a quick FREE 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 shirts. Fun […]

January 28, 2017

Dental Health Free Activity

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Facts, February, holiday, Science, Winter

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I know plans for February are well underway, so I wanted to pop in to share a few things you might find helpful as you prepare your units! I’ve elaborated on some of these in previous posts and have other posts scheduled about others, so this is simply a Cliff Notes version 😉 First up, […]

January 26, 2017

February Activities for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade

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crafts, ELA, Facts, February, holiday, Lesson Plans, Science, Teach

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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 on poster board first… Then, have your kiddos complete the individual fact sort sheets. […]

January 25, 2017

President’s Day Activity

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ELA, Facts, February, holiday, informational text, Lesson Plans, Presidents' Day, Winter

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