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Free Legend of the Poinsettia Activities!

The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola is one of my favorite Holidays Around the World books to read! I thought I would share some of the comprehension and vocabulary activities I use each year {of course, all “gussied up” with better borders and fonts than I used in the past}. In case you’re […]

Cats vs. Dogs – A Reading and Writing Project

Cats vs. dogs is the ultimate opinion reading and writing project! Students choose a side and read both fiction and nonfiction books to learn more about their decision. In the end, students choose a winner and write their opinion paragraph to determine which is the best pet! I love integrating reading and writing and last […]

Free Pumpkin Number Match Center!

Apple cider donuts, picking pumpkins off the vine, hayrides… that is what Fall is all about, right?!   I am feeling oh, so in the season and thought I would make this free math center for your younger students to practice their number sense!   Students simply count up the seeds (or better yet, identify […]

Interactive Read Aloud in 1st Grade

Interactive read aloud lessons in my first grade classroom have completely changed my Reader’s Workshop. My students love to read these classics and I now have all the questions and stopping points ready to go! I recently wrote a post HERE about what an interactive read aloud is and how I use them in my […]