Writing sentences in first grade, kindergarten, or second grade can be a difficult thing to do. Today, I wanted to share the steps I walk through the get my primary students feeling comfortable writing sentences. They will learn the parts of a sentence, how to write a complete sentence, and how to make detailed sentences. […]
Socially Distanced Centers in the Classroom
One of the biggest questions I have received since school has started is, “how can I run centers in my socially distant classroom?!” I had some of my own ideas on how I might try running traditional centers in the classroom and I checked in with K-2 teachers in my Facebook Group as well to […]
Gifts for Kids ages 4-8 (2020)
Need some gift ideas for kids ages 4- 8?! I am sharing some of the top presents and educational gift ideas that my own two boys are loving this year in 2020! To watch/listen to this information go ahead and watch the video below and while you’re over there, be sure to subscribe to my […]
Thanksgiving Books and Activities for K-2
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and today I wanted to share some of my favorite books to read along with some activities to do with each! Some of these books may be new to you and they’re a little different from your typical turkey books! I also have a fun and free writing activity […]
Free DIGITAL game for Short Vowel (CVC words)
One of the positives of 2020 in the teaching world has been the transition to digital. It has been tough, don’t get me wrong, but digital games can be engaging for your students. I have been creating and adding digital games to my TPT store (you can see those >> HERE <<), but I thought […]
2 easy ways to get students adding details to their writing!
Once writing workshop has started, students quickly get into the habit of writing a beginning, middle, and ending to their short stories. Even if it is just one sentence for each, they can grasp that idea, but how do we get them to add more? Going back into our writing and adding details is one of […]
Math Games for Distance Learning!
Oh 2020, you are a weird one. Many teachers all over the country are currently teaching in some sort of “different” way than they are used to. Many are teaching remotely through a computer screen while others are in the classroom with or without masks and many are required to socially distance while in the […]
Two Mentor Texts I Love when Teaching Personal Narratives
Teaching students to write personal narratives is usually the first genre of writing we begin with in the primary grades. For students, writing stories about themselves and their daily activities can be easier than making up a story entirely! When I would teach personal narratives, I would use the “small moments” method and teach students […]