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February Freebie: Name That Shape Activity Pack

February Freebie: Name That Shape Activity Pack

Do you play enough games during your educational day? Every month I TRY to create a freebie for my readers.  Because I strongly believe in the power of  games, I make sure to include some type of game in all…

K/1st Grade: Starting Your Homeschool

K/1st Grade: Starting Your Homeschool

    Did you take some time off during the summer or are you just beginning your homeschooling journey?  We traditionally slow things down in the summer and do only a bit of school here and there.  However, last week…

Short Vowel Word Work

Short Vowel Word Work

Last school year I wrote up a Short Vowel Word Work packet to provide fun and confidence to my reluctant writer.   This pack has been a great reinforcement for short vowel words!  As with most short vowel lessons, we start…

First Grade Resources

First Grade Resources

I love first grade.  I taught this grade 4 years in public school and have taught it twice as a homeschooler.  I really love it!  One of my favorite ways to teach this grade level is through literature studies! This…

Opinion Writing For Young Learners

Opinion Writing For Young Learners

  Opinion writing with young learners can be taught through interactive writing. Writing should have a purpose.  Young learners will not want to write if you’re just going to be throwing away their papers.  So, before you begin make sure…

March Pick 3: Top Pinterest Ideas For March!

March Pick 3: Top Pinterest Ideas For March!

Welcome to this month’s Pick 3!  I love planning for March because there are so many celebrations!  Dr. Seuss, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring, and Easter!  Hopefully you can find some ideas from this post to help you make it to…

What’s Working Wednesday: Frogs In The Cave Math Activity

What’s Working Wednesday: Frogs In The Cave Math Activity

Welcome to the first What’s Working Wednesday!  On Wednesdays I’ll be sharing what’s working in our homeschool.  It could be a lesson, a teaching strategy, or anything I feel was a huge success during our week. This week I asked…

Arctic Animal Highlights

Arctic Animal Highlights

We are two weeks into January!  We’ve been doing a lot of fun lessons on Arctic animals thanks to some really great teaching blogs!  Hopefully this post will help you find some fun lessons.  Here are the highlights! Writing  …

How I Teach Sight Words

How I Teach Sight Words

During my Christmas break I’ve seen a lot of questions about teaching sight words.  I’ve been thinking about this topic myself lately as I’ve been working on assessing my first graders.  I think since sight words are such a hot topic…

January Pick 3

January Pick 3

Now that Christmas break has come to an end, it’s time to regroup and focus on prepping lessons and motivating students through these cold days of January.  Before leaving for the holiday, I made sure I pinned lessons to begin…