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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 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 >>>

June 25, 2016

Dollar Deals FOMO?

It’s that time of year! It’s summer and you start seeing all these marvelous things you need for your classroom! You start feeling FOMO thinking you need to get to that store before they are all gone!   Before you jump in the car, read this.       Wait, I know! You’ve gotta go now! Please, >>>

June 11, 2016

Get Kids to Write Over the Summer Easily with Little Nibbles Every Day!

I recently posted about first grade writing and what is important to be ready for second grade. Writing isn’t always about writing words ten times each or even writing a story. It’s one form of communication that we use. We sign our names on the line to show we are good on our promise. We >>>

June 1, 2016

Growing First Grade Writing

  Slideshare 2016 05 growing a first grader writing from Melissa Williams It’s the end of first grade… My students have grown so much! When I look back to the beginning of the school year, they were babies. They still seemed like kindergarteners to me. Then, in January and February they really took off in >>>

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