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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.

August 17, 2016

5 Things Teachers Love to Hear

5 things teachers love to hear from Melissa Williams   There are so many things we teachers hear that make us jump for joy! From the sound of children gasping at a new wonder they just learned, to the announcement that the last bus is being loaded at the end of the day. Here are just a >>>

August 15, 2016

WBT’s 122 Amazing Games Chapters 7, 8, and 9 Book Talk

How does ASL (American Sign Language) help me teach math in a fun and engaging way? Oh, if you have difficulty teaching place value with tens and ones then keep reading. This is Pin-worthy! There are so many more WBT games to learn! Freebies too!     Chapter 7–Math Games (all free on Whole Brain >>>

August 13, 2016

Top 5 Ways to Grow Vocabulary

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 >>>

August 1, 2016

WBT’s 122 Amazing Games Chapter 5 Book Talk

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: >>>

July 25, 2016

WBT’s 122 Amazing Games Chapter 4 Book Talk

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 >>>

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