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.
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 […]
My first grade students LOVE playing math games and so do I! It is a great way for my kids to practice fluency with the skills we have just learned. I also love playing games for the social skills aspect: – Who goes first? – Taking turns – Playing fairly – Working together – Being […]
Just dropping by this morning to share this FREE St. Patrick’s Day close reading passage and fun poem for the holiday coming up! Included in this mini-pack is a nonfiction passage about the holiday with a vocabulary sheet and a comprehension sheet for students to answer using text evidence. They questions are set up in […]
Ahhh.. the holidays are coming… The air is crisp, the leaves here in Massachusetts are all shades of orange, yellow, and red and most of them have made their way to the ground already! With all the excitement, I know my first graders always needed high engagement. Anything that could keep my students learning and […]
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 the number […]
Have you heard?! It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday and we celebrated all day! I wanted to share a few Dr. Seuss activities to use during Read Across America week. I snagged all these Dr. Seuss books at Target and we will be reading them alllllll week! My littles were begging to get their hands on some […]