Morning Meetings for Back to School
Learn more about why morning meetings are an important part of the daily routine in your kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade classroom. We'll be gearing up for back to school soon, so read this post to learn how you can incorporate morning meetings into your class schedule, and also learn what it looks like if you're teaching virtually!
How to Improve Reading Accuracy
Reading fluency is an important part of building a strong reading foundation for your kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students, and one way to improve fluency is to teach your students how to decode words quickly. Part of teaching your students to decode words is working explicitly on phonics. Read my post to learn more about the reading activities I do with my students to work on both phonics, and then reading fluency. Plus, I'm sharing a FREE letter and word timing sheet!
First Grade Digital Reading Activities
A combination of interactive presentations and writing stations that can be used for distance learning in Google Classroom or Seesaw that allow students to understand the fundamentals of comprehension skills before they apply those skills to a text.
Editable Curriculum Night PowerPoint Template
Curriculum Night PowerPoint template-Looking for an easy and effective way to present to parents at your Back to School Night or Curriculum Night open house? This editable PowerPoint template can help! I’ve included my own classroom version with examples to help you customize your own presentation. #backtoschool #curriculumnight #parentnight #powerpoint
STEM Toys for the Classroom
One of my favorite ways to start my daily routine with my first grade students is by using morning tubs, and over the past year I've become slightly obsessed with adding new STEM toys to these morning tubs! So obsessed that I've actually compiled a list of 25 of the best STEM toys to use in your primary classroom! Read this list now, and learn more about each toy and how students can use them. I promise these STEM toys will be a favorite for your students!
20 Classroom Management Strategies You Can Start Right Away
Ouchie Lotion is perfect for those "My arm hurts! Can I go to the nurse?" questions... a squirt of Ouchie Lotion and they're magically better! Click to get the FREE label and read more fun classroom management strategies and ideas!
Apple writing activities & crafts
Publish your students’ writing with these apple writing activities and three easy apple writing crafts. The pack include a variety of story and publishing papers, writing prompts and templates for how-to writing, acrostic poems, narratives and more that are ideal for first grade and 2nd grade. They also make an easy September bulletin board!