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Sight Word Centers Unit #1

Sight Word Centers Unit #1

  I’m getting ready to start school back up for the year, and I need activities and lessons for my K-2nd graders.  I want to start off with sight words to ensure we have a solid foundation right from the…

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…

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…

Clifford The Big Red Dog Pack

Clifford The Big Red Dog Pack

Hi friends! I hope you all are enjoying your summer! We’ve been off since June but will be starting up next month. While on our break, I’ve been thinking and planning for the school year. I know many of you…

16 Weeks of Homeschooling Down!

We just finished up our 16th week of homeschooling for this school year.  We were all very excited to be able to take three days off for Thanksgiving.  One of the best parts of this homeschooling gig is that we only have…

November/Thanksgiving Literacy Center Printables

November/Thanksgiving Literacy Center Printables

I have been hunting around for some hands-on ideas for my Prek and Kindergartners.  I hit the jackpot this week when I found some great center ideas from Kindergarten Smiles.  If you have a preschooler or a Kindergartner, you should check…

Ways to Use Cloudy With a Chance Of Meatballs

The above picture is Princess pretending to be our meteorologist.  We very much enjoyed pretending to be a meteorologist after reading the book,“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.” Connecting fun, literature, and other skills is always my number one goal…

How to Kill Three Birds With One Pancake

We began the month of September with a fun author study on Tomie DePaola.  The last day of the study we tied the whole day around his book, “Pancakes for Breakfast.”  I wasn’t quite sure how the kids were going…

Secrets To Teaching Multiple Aged Children- Week 4

There may come a point where you will be teaching more than one grade level at the same time.  This can be a challenge.  However, with a little patience and prep work your day can run as smoothly as a one-room schoolhouse!  Today…

Here Come Fun Activities for Beginning Reading and Spelling Week 1!

My Prissy Pixie has just completed  Beginning Reading and Spelling Week 1!  She has done amazing on these lessons and I’m excited to see how the rest of the year is going to go! Day 1 First up, I introduced…