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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.

July 24, 2016

FREE Editable First Week of School Bulleted Checklist!

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 >>>

July 21, 2016

Bullet Listing Lesson Plans for the First Week of School

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 >>>

July 18, 2016

WBT’s 122 Amazing Games Chapter 3 Book Talk

Welcome to the chapter 3 link up for the Whole Brain Teaching 122 Amazing Games! book. If you didn’t get a chance to read the post for chapters 1 and 2, click here to go there now. I had quite an exciting week in Florida last week! I went to a 2-day teacher conference and >>>

July 17, 2016

WBT’s New Book – 122 Amazing Games Chapters 1 & 2 Book Talk

    I’m linking up with Heidi at Droppin’ Knowledge for a blog talk on the newest Whole Brain Teaching (WBT) book! Have you seen it? Do you have it? You need it!!! Heidi and I are WBT teachers (a.k.a Wibbiteers) and we couldn’t wait to dive into the book together and share it with >>>

July 2, 2016

School’s Out Blog Blowout

      Welcome! I hope you are enjoying this awesome blog hop! I’m Melissa and you can find me just about everywhere either as First Grade Frame of Mind or @1stgradeframeofmind. Thanks for joining me! I am rereading the Whole Brain Teaching book by Chris Biffle, 122 Amazing Games! I wrote some blog posts >>>

Purposeful Resources

Bullet Lesson Plans and More {B/W, Brights, Flora}