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!

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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

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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!

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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. 

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