Category: Writing

Silent E Fluency Passages

I am so happy to share some brand new, silent e fluency passages I made… and they are FREE! These phonics “read & illustrate” passages are the perfect way to assess students understanding of what they are reading. There are 2 activities for each of the following phonics skills: a_e i_e o_e u_e There is […]

Math Centers for the WHOLE YEAR!

I am always interested in what other teachers are doing over in their classrooms around the world?! What does their mini lesson look like? What does their guided practice look like? What about small groups?!I thought I would share today what my first grade math centers look like and when I use them! We do […]

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 […]

How to Writing in First Grade

How to writing is one of my favorite writing units to teach. My students just get it and they enjoy writing many, many pieces!   Maybe it’s because my students think they know how to do everyyyytthiinngggg. 😉 If your students are like mine, let them run with the idea that they know it ALL and have […]

Spiraled Math Centers!

We have been spiraling our math learning big time in room 102. Since I was gone for so long on maternity leave I really wanted to be able to see what my students could do in math. So, while I still teach a focus lesson and most of our math activities are based on that […]