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Addition in First Grade!

I love teaching addition in the younger grades. After we have built a strong number sense, we start with simple addition using manipulatives. We use buttons, cubes, gameboard pieces, etc. Basically anything we can get our hands on. Developmentally, I believe this is exactly what my first graders need to learn addition.  They need to […]

Baby Theo is Born!

I just wanted to share with everyone that my husband, Parker, and I are beyond thrilled to announce that our baby boy, Theo was born just one, short week ago!! I wrote a little bit about it over on my personal blog, Late Nights and Lattes, but here are some pictures of our sweet little […]

Building Number Sense in Kindergarten and First Grade

Teaching number sense in first grade is so important to develop a young students’ math brain before diving into bigger concepts! These activities are both FUN and engaging!   We have been working hard on building number sense in my 1st grade classroom, but I noticed pretty quickly that this crew would need to take […]

Starting Writer’s Workshop in First Grade!

This past week we launched our writer’s workshop lessons! I use my writer’s workshop units throughout the year, but before we dive into small moments we talk about what Writer’s Workshop looks like in our first grade classroom. This poster is hanging in our classroom and we go through each of these bullet points throughout the first […]