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Bailey Brewer


Hello Everyone! Oh No! Santa's stuck!! This week we worked hard on discovering the problem in stories. Santa's Stuck by Rhonda Greene is a perfect book to enjoy that discovery. We wrote about that problem and how the problem was solved and then worked to make a connection by putting ourselves in the story. How would we help Santa if he was stuck in our chimneys? We practiced a fun song and then brainstormed ways in which we could help. I love some of the creative ways to help Santa!!! We…

Roll A Story - Writing Activity

These roll a story boards will get students writing creatively all year long! There are 25 seasonal and themed boards that are packed with creative story starters! Use these in writing centers, in writing workshop, or for early finishers. Graphic organizers and writing paper are included! Direction...

22 Awesome First Grade Anchor Charts That We Can't Wait to Use - WeAreTeachers

First grade anchor charts are great tools for reminding kids about concepts in math, writing, spelling, science, and more! Check out these great ideas.

Holiday Thank You Cards | Christmas Notes with Digital

Save time and money this holiday season with these pre-made printable holiday Christmas thank you cards designed to give students from the teacher.This set now includes a digital option. Please see the preview for a closer look.These holiday thank you cards come in full color and also in black and w...

Anchor charts and Classroom charts Galore!

Well I am home again. This time my youngest daughter is sick. We seem to be spreading this lovely stuff over weeks and months. Anyway, sh...

Traditional Literature Folktales

Our next genre is Traditional Literature. We just finished studying theme in various stories and literature circle groups now are moving into folktales. I found a few different resources for studying the different types of traditional literature but I wanted some way for my students to keep them all organized. I created this Interactive Tab Book to keep straight the different types of folktales when we were discussing them. It gives definitions, characteristics, and examples along with…

Christmas Around the World Videos for Kids - Simply Kinder

Here is your Teacher Approved Christmas Around the World Videos for Kids. You may not be able to travel the world, but you can show them with these cool videos.

Holiday Fun Continues...and Day 4 of the 13 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

There is definitely excitement in the air! My kinders were bouncing, chatting little bubbles of excitement yesterday...but can I blame them?!! Christmas is less than 2 weeks away (Eeeeekkk!- I still have shopping, wrapping, baking, card addressing, decorating, etc to do!) I pulled the 'you don't want Jolly Candy Cane telling Santa...' card a lot yesterday! So where will my kinders find Jolly Candy Cane today? My listening center- along with Clifford and Pete! I think he secretly is covering…

Main Idea Activity

For upper elementary students, main idea is an important skill, but it can be difficult for some students to master. When students are able to determine the main idea of a text and identify details to support the main idea, it helps them remember important information and better understand what they are reading. Because of the difficulty that many students have with identifying main idea, much practice is needed throughout the school year. After initially teaching main idea and details early…

Retelling Stories

Hello Everyone! Thanks for stopping by our blog to see what's happening in our first grade classroom! This week we are working very hard o...

Real vs. Fake Christmas Trees Reading Comprehension Activity | Digital Learning

This Christmas tree activity is the perfect way to incorporate reading and writing into your instruction with a fun, holiday theme. Your students will read two paired passages, the first about real Christmas Trees and the second about artificial Christmas trees. From there, they can demonstrate the...