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Free December Games!

December is always a crazy teaching month. To combat the mayhem we play a lot of games and spend this time reviewing what we’ve learned during the first half of the year! I recently sent out these 3 free games in my monthly newsletter and I wanted to share them with you here in case anyone didn’t […]

My Favorite Educational Gifts For Children (Ages 3-6)

Happy December! Hannukah has already started and Christmas is right around the corner. As with every year, I have no idea how the holidays arrive so quickly, but here I am scurrying around to get my gifts in order. I have been wanting to write a post like this for awhile, so I thought I […]

Free Halloween Activity Booklet

Are you on the lookout for some quick and simple Halloween activities this October? Halloween is a big deal up here in Salem, Massachusetts, but I totally get that in the school world this holiday isn’t too much to think about… other than all.the.candy. Sometimes the days leading up to (or following) Halloween just need some […]

Tips and Tricks for Setting up Writers Workshop

Setting up Writers Workshop in first grade can be a little tricky. You have students who aren’t reading. You may have some who don’t yet recognize all their letters. So how are they supposed to sit and write for an extended period of time?! In my classroom, I spent the first few weeks easing my […]