Category: Sunday Spotlight

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 […]

Amazon Favorites for the Classroom | 2020

Do you buy everything on Amazon like me?! It is slightly embarrassing, but the convenience of getting everything I need delivered to my house within 48 hours is something I just love. Today, I wanted to share some of my favorite classroom tools and toys I have bought on Amazon. Before I dive in, I […]

Sight word games for kids

Sight words are critical in learning how to read. Not only are sight words the most frequent words seen in our texts, but most of them cannot be sounded out based on the “normal” phonetic patterns we teach to our students. Memorization is key when it comes to sight words. Since flashcards can be boring, […]

Fun Number Sense Card Game: TRASH!

We all know that having a strong number sense is vitally important to our mathematical ability. It’s why we spend so much time looking at, deconstructing, and working with numbers in kindergarten and first grade. I am always looking for fun and engaging number sense games to help my primary students practice how to identify, […]

Addition Dice Games for 1st and 2nd Grade!

Today, I am sharing two fun addition games and all you need to play is some dice! Both of these games are great for first or second grade and they are naturally low-prep. The first game is called “Going to Boston.” It’s a great way for students to quickly identify the largest number rolled and […]