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Starting in kindergarten, students need to learn oral vocabulary to correct the 1 million word gap they may have before age 5. These interactive printables introduce these words and students love creating their own "pop-up" notebooks! Pair them with emergent reader printables and paper bracelets students wear home, to share their learning for a home-to-school connection.

September 10, 2016

Phonemic Awareness: Information, Resources and Freebies

Phonemic Awareness: Information, Resources and Freebies If you are like me, you may have just found out that you have a group of students who need more phonemic awareness support at the start of first grade. Here are some of the great links I found that have helped me educate myself and download resources (most >>>

September 5, 2016

What I Use to Organize Bullet Lesson Plans

What I Use to Organize Bullet Lesson Plans Disc bound are the binders I use. I’ve been using them for years and I can’t imagine ever using anything different. Even if I would need to use an electronic planner, I love using paper and pens, which my favorite are Pilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel >>>

September 3, 2016

Laying the Foundation in the First 2 Weeks of School

Laying the Foundation in the First 2 Weeks of School I was all ready with my classroom organized and my lesson plans. I put up our specials schedule and clock posters so that the students could just look to see the times and places we needed to be every day, all day.   The first week with >>>

August 27, 2016

Jumping Grades: What to Expect When Teaching One Extreme to the Next

    If I could go back to the summer before moving to first grade, what would I have wanted to tell myself? How would I prepare myself for a large jump from older students to primary students?   For the first 11 years, I taught middle school, enriched reading and technology.   When I >>>

August 20, 2016

Editable Specials Schedule Cards

  I’m so excited to share these cards with you (video originally shared on Facebook)! Many teachers at my school already use these and we have loved using them for at least 5 years. These schedule cards works best with primary grades and special education students. Students can use the picture clue to figure out >>>

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