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Valentine’s Day Activities for the Primary Classroom

One of my favorite things about teaching young kids is getting to experience holidays with their excitement and expectation. Valentine's Day is no exception! I have found that by engaging students with the holiday I can better hold their attention and engagement so we can keep learning. Here's ... READ the POST

5 Engaging Sight Word Activities to Reach Mastery

Learning to read is tough! But nothing helps kick-start the process faster than sight words. Once students know a sight word - yep, just 1 - they can start finding it in books, on signs, in the grocery store . . . As students begin to see words they know in their world, they begin to feel like ... READ the POST

Everything You Need for the 100th Day of School

The 100th Day of School is one of my favorite classroom holidays. I love this day because it gives students the chance to celebrate all of their hard work. As both a kindergarten and third grade teacher, this was a holiday we celebrated While it was a day filled with fun, it was a ... READ the POST

Sight Word Practice Pages that Kids Love

I love watching my kids grow as readers!  That twinkle in their eye and the joy on their face when they can read a word on their own. I am a believer that nothing makes our students feel more like readers than learning sight words. These words that they can instantly recognize are the ... READ the POST

Pumpkin Science: States of Matter

I love fall!  After a looooong and HOT Texas summer, fall is so refreshing.  The crisp and cool morning air (before it warms up) just makes me want to be outside and enjoy the season.  I love connecting the seasons to our lessons too!  What's better for fall than some fun, ... READ the POST

Word Work for Kindergarten

These days time just seems to be flying by!  For some of you school has already started and for many others your days are filled with getting ready for school to start soon.  This is such a busy season that seems to usher in a busy school year.   As we introduce new learning stations I wanted to ... READ the POST


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