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Fall/Scarecrow Lesson Plans (Free Resource)

Fall/Scarecrow Lesson Plans (Free Resource)

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.  Here are lesson plans for your Scarecrow week.  Reading, writing, math, treats and crafts make this easy for parents and fun for kids.  I even have a free little file…

Second Grade Sunday: How to Use Library Books in Your Homeschool

Second Grade Sunday: How to Use Library Books in Your Homeschool

  I know what you’re thinking!  Looking for the right resources and curriculum for your kids can be FRUSTRATING to say the least.  That’s why it’s important to stop the madness and use what your kids already enjoy doing.  Library books…

3 Requirements For The Perfect Reading Curriculum

3 Requirements For The Perfect Reading Curriculum

  Choosing a reading curriculum can be one of the most overwhelming tasks a teacher can face.  Not only are there tons of great products to pick through, our children are also all unique in their learning styles, interests, and…

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…

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…

How To Teach Vocabulary {Fall Edition}

How To Teach Vocabulary {Fall Edition}

Long gone are the days of getting out a dictionary and writing down the definitions for vocabulary instruction.   I’m really not sure what that taught us, other than hating to write down definitions. I can remember a time when…

We’re Nutty For Fall!

We’re Nutty For Fall!

  Cross Curricular Fun Fall Activities For 1st-3rd Grades       We’re gearing up for cooler weather here in the South!  You can click on any of the images to download the complete Fall Unit.  When you click on the…

First Grade Fridays: Weeks 1 & 2

First Grade Fridays: Weeks 1 & 2

Happy Friday everyone!  I’m beginning a First Grade blog series this year for my little Pixie! This year we are beginning every morning with their Daily Calendar Notebooks.  The first week I copied the first couple of pages and modeled…

2015 Curriculum

2015 Curriculum

I can’t believe it’s almost time to begin another school year! I’ve been planning all summer and now it’s about time to implement those plans. I can hardly wait! Since I’d been challenged to do a periscope last week of…

How To Make Reading Fun

How To Make Reading Fun

In this post I hope to share with you strategies to make reading fun. No matter how long I’ve been teaching I’m always looking for better ways to make learning easy and fun. Going back to what we know about…