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6 Ways To Promote Life-long Readers

6 Ways To Promote Life-long Readers

As a classroom teacher reading was one of my favorite subjects to teach. I was never much impressed with the curriculum I had as a classroom teacher, so I was always trying to find ways to liven up and add…

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…

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…

School Tip

School Tip

Looking for a great Back to School Tip?  As many of you prepare for back to school, I know you’re looking for a school tip to make your year smooth and a little less hectic.  I have an amazing tip:…

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…

DIY Alphabet Gems

DIY Alphabet Gems

I’m so excited to share what my littles made with my mother in-law this week! I saw this idea posted on Kindergarten Smorgasbord last month, and I knew right away this project would be a hit. The reason it took…

Daily Math Notebooks

Daily Math Notebooks

Have you begun to plan for the new school year? Homeschoolers usually begin planning months in advance to make sure they have their curriculum ordered and ready to go before beginning in the fall. Even if you haven’t, I’ve got…

5 Steps For Successful Reading

5 Steps For Successful Reading

During my journey as an educator, I’ve often tutored children for reading.  Many students are labeled as poor readers if they’re not meeting the standards of state tests.  This can be alarming to us as parents if we’re led to believe…

Diary of a Worm First Grade Literature Unit Study

  Our first Diary of a Worm unit is ready for our June session!  I’ve had so much fun creating these printables to help my 6 year old practice her Kindergarten skills and to also begin a few first grade skills…