Do you make any of these common mistakes when teaching phonics to your kindergarten, first, or second-grade students? Well, the good news is even if you do, these mistakes are easy to fix and I will show you how to make sure your phonics instruction is as good as can be! Before I dive in, […]
How to Teach Sight Words According to the Science of Reading
Today, I want to share 3 fun and effective activities to teach students how to read sight words. If you’ve been hearing a lot about the Science of Reading lately, you are not alone! The Science of Reading has been around for decades, but there seems to be a bit of “buzz” around it right […]
3 Fun and Easy Literacy Dice Games!
Looking for some fun and easy literacy games?! In this blog post, I am going to share 3 fun ones to play with some dice. These are perfect to add to your weekly rotation to help students practice the literacy skills they are working on. These games are great because there isn’t anything fancy to […]
5 Easy and Fun Math Games to Play At Home!
Do you happen to have any dice, dried beans, LEGOS, or cubes at home?! Then you can play so many of these educational math games at home with your kids. When teachers were thrust into distance learning a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to help by creating easy video lessons that can be sent […]
My 3 Tips for Distance Learning!
This whole distance learning thing is new for all of us. Teachers are home trying to tend to their own lives and the way it has changed along with trying to teach students from afar. Parents are taking on more of the educational duties while also working their own jobs from home. Curriculum-creators (like myself) are […]
Writing Personal Narratives in 1st Grade: A Week of Lessons!
Do you need any help teaching personal narratives to your kindergarten, first grade or second-grade students?! While many parents and teachers are embarking on this new adventure of E-learning or learning from home, I wanted to help out in a way that will provide some relief to both busy teachers and busy parents. To do […]
Chapter Book Read Alouds for Grades 1-3
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!
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.