First Week of School for Kindergarten and First Grade 2021


Off To A Great Start!

      Here are some back to school ideas for the first week of school in first grade that help to make each young learner feel welcome and special! 

Editable Sight Word Games for First Grade and Kindergarten Practice

EDITABLE ACTIVITIES For Primary AUTO FILL from ANY LIST:   Letters, Sight Words, Math Items & More!  Differentiate!


Editable games can make your teacher life easier when trying to differentiate to meet your students' needs.  Whether it is letters, sight words, math facts, etc., editable games can do the trick in a snap!  

Sight Word Assessment in First Grade

Sight Word Assessment in First Grade 

I am writing about a sight word assessment I have used every year that really helps me evaluate my students' word recognition skills. 

Personal Spelling Card

Personal Spelling Card

The personal spelling card is another resource that students can use when they are writing.  I always encourage phonetic spelling as a part of writing development, but when students are consistently misspelling a word that they use frequently, these misspellings can become visually imprinted and harder to correct down the road.

Teaching Phonics in a Meaningful Way

Teaching Phonics
I have found that making phonics enjoyable and meaningful by immediately using phonemes in context makes the teaching and learning much more enjoyable and relevant. 

A Handwriting Order that Makes Sense

A Handwriting Order that Makes Sense


I am describing an order of presentation for lowercase letter formation that has always been successful in my classroom. 

Shared Reading and Fluency With A FREEBIE!

Shared Reading and Fluency 


Shared reading is a time when students and teachers experience a real sense of community. 

Teaching Sight Words During Distance Learning K/1 WITH 2 FREEBIES!


DISTANCE LEARNING 
INDIVIDUAL SIGHT WORD LESSONS!

Would you like help with teaching sight words in kindergarten and first grade during Distance Learning?  I have been working hard on Dolch Sight Words Lessons and Journeys Sight Word Lessons for both grade levels.   All have AUDIO for ALL Text!