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Reader’s Workshop in the First Grade Classroom

Do you use Reader’s Workshop in your first grade classroom?!   It was an absolute game-changer for me when I started researching and implementing Reader’s Workshop and its benefits in a primary classroom. I really wanted to get away from the overwhelming prep of literacy centers and I had my “aha!” moment when I walked […]

Chapter Book Read Alouds for Grades 1-3

It is no surprise that I love a good read aloud. I have written numerous posts about why I love interactive read alouds and spent years finding the perfect picture books to use to teach different skills in my primary classroom. It wasn’t until later that I began to dive into some of our favorite […]

Free Hands On Addition Activities!

Hands-on math. I love it, I live for it, I believe in it. Nothing keeps my students engaged more than getting their hands on a piece of the action. I spent this past year focusing on math and trying to come up with tons of engaging activities, lessons, and games for first grade students. 

Math Workshop in First Grade

Successfully implementing math workshop in first grade took a long time for me to feel comfortable with and I finally felt like I had a system of math games, activities, and a layout that worked in my classroom!   That being said, I wanted to take some time today to share what my math block […]

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 […]