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Phonics Poetry Freebie!

I like to incorporate poetry as much as possible into our weekly routine and an easy way for me to do that is during our phonics block.   After we learn a new sound, I will give my students a poem to practice reading and identifying that sound: These are the steps I follow when […]

Insects – Tons of freebies!

We have been studying insects the past few weeks in class! In my previous years, I had only taught about caterpillars and butterflies. This year I found out our science program will let us study a few different insects.  First up, are meal worms! I have plenty of butterfly activities from [this pack] I had […]

Free Consonant Blends Game!

After a little phonics screening this past week, I realized a good chunk of my kiddos were STUCK on blends. They were having trouble reading both beginning and ending consonant blends. I created a fun little game which I introduced on Friday and my kids loved it! Here it is in action: The premise: Each […]

Valentine’s Day!

Quick Post Alert. My days and weeks have been filled with SNOW… lots and lots of SNOW! Snow makes me want to cuddle up and sleep all day and night long… and that’s pretty much all I’ve been doing! I did grab some treats for my kiddos in case we have school tomorrow. Skittles, bubbles, […]

Composing 2D Shapes Free Center Cards!

Money is now a thing of the past and geometry is where it’s at in room 102! We have been identifying 2D shapes and their characteristics, while also getting familiar with these shapes by PLAYING! I mean… “composing” new shapes with pattern blocks and geoboards! I love geometry because it is all hands-on and the […]

More Math Stations and an Addition Freebie!

I have been on a math kick lately. I think it is because my kids are strugglingggg with basic math concepts lately and it’s killin’ me! We have been learning addition strategies and practicing addition within 20 for two weeks now and my class has just started to pick up their momentum.   They are […]