Looking for some back-to-school read-aloud ideas for kindergarten, first, or second grade? In this post, I am going to share four of my favorite read-aloud picture books for the beginning of the school year! If you like this, you might also want to read another post I made last year where I share three more […]
3 Favorite Back to School Books
Are you on the lookout for some new back to school books?! In today’s blog post, I wanted to share 3 of my favorite books to use at the beginning of the year for back to school. A new school year can bring many different emotions as students’ schedules change and their summer rhythm and […]
Beginning of the Year Game: Cooperative Puzzles
At the beginning of the year, I like to have my students begin working together right away! The sooner they learn to cooperate and learn that we are all going to be a team this year, the better! During that first week of school, something I like to use is cooperative puzzles. This easy-to-prep activity […]
First Grade Homework For the Entire Year
Homework in first grade?! I wanted to share the QUICK homework I send home to my first grade students. It is simple to use for teachers and only gives a few students skills-based activities to complete each night! For the five years I taught first grade I was always trying to perfect the homework process. […]
The First Week of First Grade – Activities and More!
My, oh my! The first week of first grade is OVER! I swear, 5 years later and I still forget just how little and “new” to school 1st graders are. The growth is just so amazing and HUGE in first grade that all I can do is picture last year’s class at the end […]
I love the chance to take a peek into classrooms around the world so I thought I would take a minute and share my classroom with you! My classroom walls are a bit bare now since I save a LOT of my wall space for student work and anchor charts we make together, but I […]
First Week of School Activities and a FREEBIE!
My first day of school is in less than one month. 29 more days. The countdown is on. It is not as exciting as the countdown that happens at the end of the year, but I know a new school year is just around the corner, so I might as well start getting excited! (No […]
Quick Common Core Assessments for 1st Grade!
DATA! Data. Data. Data. I love data. That’s probably really nerdy, but it’s true. I like to assess and re-assess my students. I like pre-tests, post-tests, formative assessments and summative assessments. I like making charts, keeping track, moving students from group to group and tier to tier. I like to SEE it all in front […]