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5 Decoding Strategies for Beginning Readers

Are you looking for decoding strategies to teach your young learners? I am going to share five decoding strategies that are helpful for teaching children to read. These skills and strategies will help your students to attack those unfamiliar words with confidence and ease! Before I dive in, I also shared this information in a […]

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How to Teach Addition in Kindergarten (in 5 Steps)

Teaching addition to kindergarten students is one of those building blocks of math that begins after students have developed number sense. In this post, I am going to share 5 steps to teach students addition to make sure they retain their learning. Step 1: explicit teaching & number sense knowledge Kindergarten students shouldn’t work on […]

Writing Sentences in First Grade

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 […]