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. 

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.

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. 


Important Word Cards : Reading Motivators: Personalized Reference

Important Word Cards: 

My students have always been more motivated to learn words that are important to them.  

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. 

Paperless Classroom: Boom Cards and Products for Google Apps

Beginning Sounds, Rhyming, Letter Recognition, Color Recognition, Consonant Digraphs, Short Vowels, Silent e, Counting, Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication for Personal Devices, SmartBoards or Projectors


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. 


First Week of School for Kindergarten and First Grade 2020

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!  

Editable Games for Summer School & A FREEBIE K/1 Summer Learning...

Teaching Summer School?  Or just want to keep your own children's skills in tact?  Then these Summer Themed activities may be just what you are looking for... 


Patriotic Activities for Young Learners

Visit my Patriotic Board on Pinterest for some Veterans' Day ideas and resources...


Father's Day & End of the Year Actvities


     As the school year draws to an end, it's a mix of feelings for most students. Although they will miss school, most students are looking forward to Summer.  


An Easter Freebie & April Fool's Day, Earth Day, Baseball & Spring Resources

April Fool's Day, Easter, and Earth Day are coming soon!

Students LOVE April Fool's Day!  I created some April Fool's Day Poems, as well as a mini-book of jokes for young learners to enjoy... 

Spring Learning Activities

Visit my March & April Activities Pinterest Board for links to these ideas!

Happy St. Patrick's Day and Happy Spring to All!  An Easter FREEBIE and a Soccer FREEBIE are below!  


Leap Year, Mardi Gras, Read Across America & St. Patrick's Day

Mardi Gras is coming!  Here are a few ideas…

Football & Valentine FREEBIES, Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras...


Winter Learning Activities for K/1 Kids...

Whether you are looking for Winter, Chinese New Year, Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, 100th Day,  or St. Patrick's Day, I might have just what you need!