What is Your Prediction?
I am always on the lookout for literature books that lend themselves to teaching specific reading strategies. I have a big book that has b...
Beginning of the Year Read Alouds! So excited!
Creative teaching tips, ideas, and resources for math, literacy and more *technology tips, inquiry based learning*
Hook Them from the First Day ... Tips for Back to School
Like it or not, it's nearing that time again ... back to school. I know some of my teacher friends are heading back already! A few days ago on my facebook page, I asked people to leave a comment about their favourite back to school activity. You know, those activities that start to build a positive classroom environment and get the students excited about the year right from the very first day. Their ideas were so fabulous, I knew I had to share some of them with you (and get them down…
Read Aloud Chapter Books for 4 and 5 (and 6) Year Olds
10 chapter books that are perfect to read aloud to children ages 4 to 6 years old. The book list includes a mix of classic and contemporary titles to share.
Free Stuff for Teachers & Freebies for your Classroom
I can't think of many jobs harder than being a Teacher! Here's a HUGE List of Free Stuff for Teachers & Freebies for your classroom in 2020!
The First Grade Parade - marching through a primary world
I really love teaching addition. There is SO much you can do to reinforce the concept! Right now we’re knee deep in addition concepts so I wanted to share with you a few games and activities we’ve been working on in our classroom! Here’s a little game I created to reinforce number sentences. I got the original idea from Mailbox Magazine and just adjusted a few things to fit the needs of my classroom. You can download a copy of the game and instructions, too! Just click the link below the…
First Grade Calendar Time
Oh my goodness... I survived the first day of school! It was so good to see them again. I missed those little guys. (I wonder what I...
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen|Hardcover
Want to listen better? It will help you stay safe, in less trouble and learn more. Listening and paying attention are different and mean more than do as we
10 Ways to Bring a Book to Life
We love books in our house. We love to read them, look at the pictures, listen to them, and many times fall asleep with them. We also love to do crafts and activities based on
Gnomes and Gnumbers: A Mathematical Tale
Once upon a time, in the deepest, darkest recesses of the earth, there lived a clan of four greedy gnomes. The first was as blue as a crisp, clear sky. The second was the shade of a red apple in...
1st Grade CCSS Emergency Sub Plans
These lessons are intended for use as one-day emergency substitute teacher lesson plans. They can be downloaded by a classroom teacher to keep in a substitute binder or by a substitute teacher to keep handy in your bag of tricks. But they can also be used a lesson at a time. The lessons are literatu...