Little Log Cottage School

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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…

3rd Edition Math Journal Pages FREEBIE!

3rd Edition Math Journal Pages FREEBIE!

This year I began making Math Journal Pages for my first graders.  These have been so helpful for me to assess skills and it’s been a fun way for the kids to practice these skills.  I have two sets complete…

How I Teach Math Skills

How I Teach Math Skills

This past month I’ve added a new element to my First Grade math work: Morning Spiral Math. This idea was something I used for homework with my First Graders in the public school classroom.  It was shared with me by…

Arizona State Study

Arizona State Study

                                                     This post contains affiliate links. We love learning about the United States! And I…

Sight Word Activity Booklets

Sight Word Activity Booklets

This time of year I’m assessing and reflecting on teaching strategies for my K-3rd grade learners.    I want to have a game plan to really hone in on skills my kiddos are having trouble mastering before we come back…

Making History Come to Life: Chickasaw Indians

Making History Come to Life: Chickasaw Indians

[ Studying history is just as important as learning reading and math skills.  History allows students to understand society and change.  It provides a sense of identity and inspires us.   I love it when I read a story to…

Space Lesson Plans

Space Lesson Plans

With a field trip to the Adventure Science Center this week, I had to divert my usual Native American theme and start hunting around for lessons on space.  Here are the lessons we used the past two weeks.   It…

Place Value Freebie

Place Value Freebie

Now that Halloween’s over, I know we’re all trying to make it through the next big party season. There’s so much to do at this time of year!  I was able to tackle one little activity for my first graders…

First Grade Fridays: Fall Theme

First Grade Fridays: Fall Theme

And we’re back!  It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about our first grade happenings.  I thought it was high time to take a peek on what’s been going on. As a recap, my first graders had been working on their Clifford…

Fall Explorers

Fall Explorers

One of my all time favorite ways to celebrate a new season is to do a thematic unit on it! My kids adore scavenger hunts, so I made sure I had one ready for the first activity of this fall unit.…