Goodbye 2013: My Year in Pictures!

I have spent the last month as unplugged as I could be and let me tell you… it has been WONDERFUL! I spent loads of time of family and friends and just enjoying these last few moments of 2013. This year was a big one for me! In March, we sent out our Save the […]

Subtraction for 1st Grade! {What’s the Difference?}

My first graders are elbow-deep in these fun subtraction activities and games! We are learning all sorts of subtraction strategies and practicing some hands-on math! Students practice building and removing counters or cubes in this easy subtraction center. (You may have seen the similar free addition game on my blog awhile back) After learning how […]

Thanksgiving Fun

 It’s all turkeys and pilgrims in our room!  We are getting ready for Thanksgiving with some fun holiday activities. These crafts & writing are decorating our room:  (on a side note, these grainy pictures make me really want to take the bull by the horns and learn how to use my new camera!) Those writing […]

Anchor Charts Galore!

My class is becoming covered in first grade anchor charts. A couple weeks ago, I shared this picture on my FB page: This is only about 1/4th of the anchor charts in my room. I have used anchor charts in previous years, but only about 1 per subject and I would switch them out each […]

What’s Your Schedule?! Linky!

Having moved from Vegas to Mass and teaching the same grade level, I am amazed about how different the day-to-day schedules are! It got me thinking… How long is your school day? How long do you have for each subject? Do you have a Social Studies or Science block? Do you get time for planning […]

More Math Stations and an Addition Freebie!

I have been on a math kick lately. I think it is because my kids are strugglingggg with basic math concepts lately and it’s killin’ me! We have been learning addition strategies and practicing addition within 20 for two weeks now and my class has just started to pick up their momentum.   They are […]