Welcome to Susan Jones Teaching! I taught first grade for 5 years and then spent a year as a K-2 literacy teacher before staying home with my two little boys. When I am not running around with my sons, Theo & Calvin, I am cooking, drinking coffee, and shopping online (usually at the same time). I hope you’ll spend some time looking around my site as I share my ideas, resources, and experiences from the classroom!
Reader’s Workshop in the First Grade Classroom
Tags: reader's workshop
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
Tags: read-aloud, reader's workshop
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.
Book Clubs for 1st Grade
All About Book
Read Aloud Lessons
Number Sense Activities (0-20)
Math, Number Sense
These first grade and kindergarten activities are perfect to help students gain awareness of the numbers 0-20. Students practice ordering numbers, comparing numbers, building numbers, and identifying different ways to make the numbers 0-20.