4 Best Practices for Teaching Writing (K-2)

In today’s blog post I wanted to share 4 research-based best practices for teaching writing in K-2 classrooms. I love to use the writing workshop structure where we begin with a focused mini-lesson, move to some modeled examples, then students practice writing on their own while I meet with students. And of course, we always […]

How to Foster Positive Classroom Discussions in K-2

Looking to hold positive classroom discussions in kindergarten, first, and second-grade classrooms? In this post, I share 3 easy ways to facilitate meaningful and positive classroom discussions with your youngest learners! Before I dive in, I wanted to let you know you can watch or listen to all this information in video format below: To […]

5 Tips for Teaching Phonemic Awareness

In today’s post, we are talking all about phonemic awareness. We know that phonemic awareness is an essential component of teaching students how to read. There are tons of different phonemic awareness activities you can do with your students, but in today’s post, I want to share 5 things you should keep in mind when […]

Picture Books About Honesty

In today’s blog post, we are talking all about honesty! This important character trait is a skill all humans should learn, but it’s great to reinforce in kindergarten, first, and second grade! Before we dive in, you should know I made a whole video sharing this information. If you want to watch this information, just […]

End of the Year Math Review Games (FREE Scavenger Hunts)

Need a fun end-of-the-year review game for kindergarten, first, and second grade? In this post, I share a math review scavenger hunt that can be used digitally or in person! Read the post below to see how it works, then grab yours with the link below! It includes an editable version for you to fill […]

How to use Math Talk in Kindergarten, First, and 2nd Grade!

In today’s blog post, we are learning all about math talk in primary grades! I have 3 different phrases for you to start incorporating in your math block to ramp up that “math talk.” We know that while it is important for students to be able to solve different problems, we also know that it’s just […]