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Snag this addition freebie! "Build it" cards have students practicing addition within 20 and showing their answers. Could be great in a guided math group for kinder. Math Classroom, Kindergarten Math, Teaching Math, Preschool, Math Resources, Math Activities, Math Games, Second Grade Math, Grade 1

Susan Jones Teaching: More Math Stations and an Addition Freebie!

I have been on a math kick lately. I think it is because my kids are strugglingggg with basic math concepts lately and it’s killin’ me! We have been learning addition strategies and practicing addition within 20 for two weeks now and my class has just started to pick up their momentum. They are […]

Tired of flashcards? Here are some creative (and effective) ways to teach sight … Tired of flashcards? Here are some creative (and effective) ways to teach sight words (or dolch, high-frequency, fry, etc. Love the hands on sensory activities! Teaching Sight Words, Sight Word Practice, Sight Word Games, Sight Word Activities, Literacy Activities, Listening Activities, High Frequency Words Kindergarten, Writing Practice, Literacy Centers

Beyond Flashcards: How to Teach Sight Words Creatively

“Sight words are boring!” They certainly can be… but they don’t have to be. When children are learning to read a huge emphasis is placed on the alphabet – working on l…

Math game: Addition game for first grade. Don't Get Zapped! This game was made for first graders, but could oh so easily be adapted for older students with multiplication, division, decimals and more. Fun Math Games, Math Activities, Dice Games, Therapy Activities, Math Stations, Math Centers, Math Addition, Addition Games, Math Facts


I combined the sweet frog idea from makinglearningfun to create a container with the Kaboom addidition game from Teacher Tipsters to create my "Don't Get Zapped!" Game... Our local Taget Dollar Spot has plastic jumbo craft sticks 30 for a dollar. (But you could just as easily use the wooden jumbo craft sticks.) I created labels to cut apart and attach to the one end of the craft stick. The kids pull out a stick and either solve the problem to keep it or follow the direction on the…

Todd & Even Steven This is a super cute and hands-on lesson to teach even and odd numbers using Even Steven and Odd Todd.This is a super cute and hands-on lesson to teach even and odd numbers using Even Steven and Odd Todd. Second Grade Math, First Grade Classroom, Math Classroom, Kindergarten Math, Teaching Math, Grade 1, Classroom Ideas, Teaching Ideas, Classroom Helpers

Odd Todd & Even Steven - Cara Carroll

So, lately my kids have been making some really great observations about numbers. They’ve been noticing patterns in our hundreds chart and they’re pros at skip counting {by 5’s & 10’s, anyway ;)} I really want to start adding the concept of odd & even numbers to our calendar routine, but before I started with …

Doodle Bugs Teaching {first grade rocks!}: Free Math Sheets Farrer Harrison might like these? Free Math Worksheets, Math Resources, Math Activities, Summer Worksheets, First Grade Math Worksheets, Math Games, Teaching First Grade, Teaching Math, Teaching Tools

Free Math Sheets

I recently got a sweet email from the cool people at MPM School Supplies asking if I would like to pick something from their we...

FREE School Year Calendar from Light Bulbs and Laughter. Updated for Bright colors and polka-dots make me happy. Teacher Binder, Teacher Organization, Teacher Tools, Teacher Hacks, Teacher Resources, Teaching Ideas, Organized Teacher, Paperwork Organization, Organization Ideas

Editable FREE Bright Polka Dot Monthly Calendars 2021-2022

FREE 2015-16 bright, whimsical school year calendar. Print in PDF as is or in PowerPoint to add text! From Light Bulbs and Laughter on TpT.

Teach Your Child To Read Tips - Here are some of the top tips, tricks, ideas, strategies, for teaching first grade and the first grade classroom. - TEACH YOUR CHILD TO READ and Enable Your Child to Become a Fast and Fluent Reader! Ela Anchor Charts, Kindergarten Anchor Charts, Reading Anchor Charts, Kindergarten Reading, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Anchor Charts First Grade, Teaching Tips, Learning Resources

Susan Jones Teaching: Anchor Charts Galore!

My class is becoming covered in first grade anchor charts. A couple weeks ago, I shared this picture on my FB page: This is only about 1/4th of the anchor charts in my room. I have used anchor charts in previous years, but only about 1 per subject and I would switch them out each […]

Teaching math · choose an operation - add or subtract - differentiated worksheets first grade worksheets, grade Math Classroom, Kindergarten Math, Teaching Math, Preschool, Math 2, Classroom Decor, First Grade Worksheets, School Worksheets, Free Worksheets

First Grade Math Unit 8: Balancing Equations, Choosing an Operation, and more!

Choose an operation - add or subtract - differentiated worksheets

Active sight word game for kids. Great for those kinesthetic learners. Could be like musical chairs but with poetry. I read the poem, and the students have to find the next word in the poem. There are less and less words available. Teaching Sight Words, Sight Word Practice, Sight Word Games, Sight Word Activities, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Spelling Practice, Teaching Ideas, Spelling Games

Bright Ideas for Kinesthetic Learning

First Grade Smiles: An elementary teaching blog by Melissa Machan. K-2 teaching ideas, resources, freebies, classroom tips, and more.

Evaluation of Work Habits and Behavior. First Grade Site!: Ready for Parent/Teacher Conferences! Parent Teacher Communication, Student Behavior, Student Data, Classroom Behavior, School Classroom, Classroom Management, Behavior Management, Class Management, Parent Teacher Conference Forms

Ready for Parent/Teacher Conferences!

I decided to share a little glimpse into how I put together my Parent/Teacher conferences each year! First, I start out by sending home this parent/teacher conference request form. When the parents return this form requesting a parent/teacher conference I schedule their conference and send home an appointment notice letting them know the day and time their conference is set for. I also send home this parent questions and concerns form. This really helps me make sure I am not caught off guard…

is time to learn all about our American Symbols this week! American Symbols Mini Video We watched this free video on Brai. Kindergarten Social Studies, Social Studies Activities, Teaching Social Studies, Student Teaching, In Kindergarten, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Strategies, 1st Grade Writing, Teaching First Grade

Flying into First Grade

So you learned in my first post in this series about Number Talks and how to do them in your classroom. I recommend reading that post here if you haven't already. There is a freebie in it for you! I introduced number talks at my school on last year and they have made a difference in many classrooms. I know they can for you too! I have put together a list of tips that will help you as you continue your number talks journey. In this post, you will learn my top 5 tips for better number…

Shape First Grade: Go Math and a Freebie 120 Chart!Ship Shape First Grade: Go Math and a Freebie 120 Chart! Teaching First Grade, Teaching Math, Maths, Math Tutor, Math Resources, Math Activities, Math Games, Math Worksheets, 120 Chart

Go Math and a Freebie 120 Chart!

Hello! I've been slightly awol these days what with, well, you know...summer. Like you, I'm trying to fit in all the summer fun and relaxation that I can. I'm a total stress case during the school year (ask my poor husband) and these sunny summer months do wonders for my mental state! I spent the weekend camping with my husband's family (so fun!) and preparing my house for a family visit this evening. I've also spent a little bit of time pouring over my school's new math text. This is our…

End of school year memory book to print and fill out at the end of each school year. End Of School Year, Beginning Of School, School Holidays, School Fun, School Ideas, Spring School, School Parties, Pre School, School Stuff

Memories, Like the Corners of My Mind - The First Grade Parade

Does that song remind anyone else of BIG?! Because that’s all I think about when I hear it. That dang Tom Hanks and his cute movies!! Speaking of which, who else begged Santa for an oversized keyboard?! HA! Okay, so the end of the year is rapidly approaching. For some of us it’s already happened …

It was in first grade when my teachers began forcing us to read out of school. I always hated to read in general and now that i had to I disliked it a lot more. That is probably a reason i still don& enjoy reading today. Teaching First Grade, First Grade Reading, First Grade Classroom, 1st Grade Math, Student Teaching, Homeschooling First Grade, Teaching Ideas, 1st Grade Activities, Classroom Activities

1st Grade Activities, Printables and ideas -

If you’ve been on my Facebook page in the last few days, you probably know that all things kindergarten are being packed away. A sad time for sure, since it will be a few more years before our littlest one is ready to use those materials. But it’s also an exciting time because it means ...