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Read Aloud Lessons and Response Sheets!

These read aloud lessons for kindergarten, first, and second grade are all ready for the teacher to just sit and read! All the questions are already made with stopping points and response sheets! I just wanted to stop by real quick the share a BIG update I made to my read aloud lesson unit! Last […]

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 […]

Free Halloween Math Games!

I thought I would take some time to share a few FREE math games for your young students with a Halloween twist! It is important to note that all these Halloween math games can be used all year round and with other themes – just switch out the manipulatives!   Fun fact about me: I […]

Johnny Appleseed Free Mini Unit

Just stopping by real quick tonight to share a free mini unit I made to help your young students celebrate Johnny Appleseed!   This mini unit is geared towards grades 1-2 and includes: – Nonfiction passage (see above) – Vocabulary sheet – Comprehension sheet – 2 writing prompts – Addition apple partner game – Phonics […]

August and September Read Alouds

My favorite time of day is read aloud in the classroom.   All my students sitting around and enjoying a story together. As the teacher, I always like to choose rich texts with tons of learning opportunities for our read alouds. Some of my favorite books are the ones we can read over and over […]

Fix it Cards!

Today, I wanted to take a minute to share one of my FAVORITE  higher order thinking math tasks for first grade.   Fix it cards!   WHAT ARE FIX IT CARDS? Fix it cards are great questions to pose to your students to promote HIGHER ORDER thinking!These fix it cards pose typical questions in a […]

Math Games for the Whole Year!

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 […]

Measurement and Time Print & Play Games!

Measurement and time are usually short lived in my room! That is unfortunate, but it is true. We spend a LOT of time on number sense, addition, subtraction, and place value that I feel like these three first grade standards get short-changed: 1. Nonstandard measurement and comparing/ordering of lengths 2. Telling Time to the half […]