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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.
Did you know there are 20+ critical vocabulary words that primary students should know before moving on to 3rd grade? There was a time that I didn’t. If you teach primary students, teaching critical vocabulary is important for us to teach starting now. If you teach upper elementary, you’ll know why it’s important to grow vocabulary >>>
Coach B (a.k.a Chris Biffle) wrote, “Every Whole Brain classroom is a writing lab.” This is the first sentence that starts Chapter 5 and I couldn’t wait to share it! “Every Whole Brain classroom is a writing lab.”–Coach B./Chris Biffle If there is talking, there can be a writing game, no matter the subject: >>>
I love how Coach B has included so many variations of Class-Yes, Mirror-Words and Teach-Ok. I know that class will be more interesting this year with all these variations to flip to in this book! My favorite is Wiggly-Woggly, Teach! So funny! The purpose of this chapter is to learn variations that are fun and >>>
FREE Editable First Week of School Bulleted Checklist There was such an amazing response to my last blog post, that I wanted to share a freebie with you! It’s a checklist that is editable for the first week of school. You will need a program that will be able to open the file, which is >>>
Have you heard of bullet listing lesson planning? It saved my sanity, and now my team and I do plans together, during planning time, during the week…hence, I’m not planning by myself on Sunday night anymore! We actually planned our first week of school during the last week of school last year. How do we >>>