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Teaching Essentials: Using Trade Books

Teaching Essentials: Using Trade Books

When January comes along some of my favorite units of study are arctic animals and weather.                         To introduce these units I begin with a good trade book (library…

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…

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…

Arizona State Study

Arizona State Study

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

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…

Apples and American Folktales

Apples and American Folktales

Last week I created a few activities to go along with our apple unit.  Third graders were learning a lot about apples and folktales while my first graders were learning all about Johnny Appleseed.     Third grade students read…

Who Sank The Boat Literacy Unit in Action

Who Sank The Boat Literacy Unit in Action

I recently shared our Who Sank The Boat?-Kindergarten Literacy Unit.   We completed the unit at school this week and I want to share it with you!  This unit was a great way to assess my kiddos and to help me…