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Are you a first grade teacher? This board is all about teaching six-year-olds to read, write and do math.

What I Have Learned
Building character in our classrooms is as important as teaching students to read. Without meaningful interactions with peers, learning breaks down and teaching becomes a struggle. Here are a few ways we have built character throughout the year. Teaching Character, Character Education, Character Counts, Character Development, Education Humor, Emotional Development, Physical Education, Classroom Behavior, Classroom Environment

How to Build Character in Your Classroom

Building character in our classrooms is as important as teaching students to read. Without meaningful interactions with peers, learning breaks down and teaching becomes a struggle. Here are a few ways we have built character throughout the year. #characterbuilding

Teaching with a grade level team is hard! How do you make sure that you're working together and the all the students are getting what they need? Here are some tips to successfully teaching phonics while working with your grade level team. Primary Classroom, Elementary Teacher, Kindergarten Classroom, Upper Elementary, Classroom Ideas, Kindergarten Literacy, Elementary Music, Music Classroom, Classroom Management Strategies

Teach Phonics with Your Grade Level Team

Teaching with a grade level team is hard! How do you make sure that you're working together and the all the students are getting what they need? Here are some tips to successfully teaching phonics while working with your grade level team. #teachphonics

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The Real Me Halloween Craftivity • What I Have Learned

A fun Halloween craft for elementary students to complete during the month of October. The Real Me helps students write and draw about themselves through a variety of writing prompts. Students reflect on what makes them feel scared, how they feel safe, and who helps them. The craft comes with over 47 different Halloween costumes. Students can choose their own pictures! #halloweencraftivity #halloweencraft #growthmindset

Phonics Readers that help students learn to decode and sound out words while reading. These are highly controlled phonics passages for Short A and Short I words. Includes the passage, blending cards, sight word cards, and comprehension questions. Phonics Reading, Reading Comprehension Worksheets, Teaching Phonics, Phonics Activities, Kindergarten Worksheets, Comprehension Questions, Short I Activities, Free Worksheets, Learning Activities

Phonics Passages by Word Family • What I Have Learned

Phonics Readers that help students learn to decode and sound out words while reading. Comes with 22 phonics passages, comprehension page and phonics page. #smallgroupreading #whatihavelearnedteaching #teachingreading #earlyreading #shorta #decoding

We started our measurement unit this Fall by measuring the attributes of pumpkins. Students had fun working with their team to explore their pumpkins AND this pumpkin activity made a great introduction to measurement. Measurement Activities, Steam Activities, Science Activities, Preschool Science, Preschool Ideas, Second Grade Math, First Grade Classroom, Third Grade, Grade 2

Pumpkin Measurement Activity • What I Have Learned

We started our measurement unit this Fall by measuring the attributes of pumpkins. Students had fun working with their team to explore their pumpkins AND this pumpkin activity made a great introduction to measurement. Get a FREE copy of the student sheets for this pumpkin exploration! #pumpkins #fall #measurement #secondgrademath #pumpkinexploration #pumpkinmeasurement

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Google Classroom Tips for Elementary Teachers

As we enter into this time of school closures, students are now at home and parents are an integral part of students' learning. Teachers are assigning work with Google Classroom and students are required to do school at home. How can teachers learn to use Google Classroom? This post is a list of tips, ideas, and resources to get started with Google Classroom. Distance learning is new for many teachers. While we have had technology in our classrooms, we have received immediate feedback from…

Plan for Next Year: Organizing the Year, the Day's Topics Lesson Plans is about how teachers can plan ahead for their classrooms this school year. Get organized and be prepared for success as you head Back-to-School with your Lesson Plans ready! Curriculum Mapping, Curriculum Planning, Lesson Planning, Teacher Hacks, Teacher Binder, First Year Teachers, New Teachers, Classroom Jobs, Classroom Libraries

Plan for Next Year: Organize the Year, Topics & Daily Lessons • What I Have Learned

Plan for Next Year: Organizing the Year, the Day's Topics & Lesson Plans is about how teachers can plan ahead for their classrooms this school year. Get organized and be prepared for success as you head Back-to-School with your Lesson Plans ready! #backtoschool #planahead #getorganized #backtoschoolideas #school #teacher #teacherhacks #lessonplans #schoolyear #resource

What is Distance Learning - School at Home vs. What Is Homeschooling, Benefits Of Homeschooling, Teaching Second Grade, First Grade Teachers, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, School Closures, Learning Objectives, Home Learning

What is Distance Learning – School at Home vs. Homeschool

What is distance learning? How are teachers providing instruction for their students when students can no longer go to school? What is homeschooling? Are parents now homeschooling or are teachers doing distance learning? One thing I want to discuss in this blog post is the difference between school at home or at-home learning and homeschool. I am a former classroom teacher (16 years in K-5) and now homeschool our two elementary-age boys. While many parents (albeit every parent of school-aged…

Using 10 to Add is full of games and activities to engage your students in using ten to add and facts. Activities Include: Equal Equations (three different ways to play), Use the Facts Board Game, Four-in-a-Row, Number Puzzles, and Addition Chart Fill-in. Math Classroom, Kindergarten Math, Teaching Math, Creative Teaching, Teaching Ideas, Addition Chart, Math Addition, Addition Games, 8 Facts

Using 10 to Add (+9 and +8) Games & Activities • What I Have Learned

Making 10 or Using 10 to Add plus 9 and plus 8 facts is a key math skill for first grade students to develop in elementary school. This printable resource is full of games and activities to engage your first grade students use ten to add +9 and +8 facts. It's perfect to help students memorize their addition facts. #firstgrademath #make10 #addandsubtractwithin20

A fun Thanksgiving Craft that helps kids think about why they are thankful. The craft can last all month long as kids add a leaf each day with a thankful idea. Includes a graphic organizer and multiple templates. Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids, Thanksgiving Parties, Thanksgiving Activities, Holiday Activities, Fall Crafts, Kids Crafts, November Crafts, Thankful Tree, Books For Moms

Thanksgiving Craftivity - Thankful Tree • What I Have Learned

A fun Thanksgiving Craft that helps kids think about why they are thankful. The craft can last all month long as kids add a leaf each day with a thankful idea. Includes a graphic organizer and multiple templates.

Digraph Phonics Worksheets & Activities for Elementary Students Phonics Words, Phonics Worksheets, Phonics Activities, Language Activities, Teaching Second Grade, First Grade Teachers, First Grade Reading, Kindergarten Writing Activities, Teaching Reading

Digraph Phonics Worksheets & Activities for Elementary Students • What I Have Learned

Digraph phonics worksheets that help students blend, segment, and read words with TH, SH, CH, TCH, and WH. These phonics printables are great for kindergarten and first-grade reading centers or readers workshop. They make a great intervention for second grade and are differentiated from phonemic awareness activities to writing sentences. #digraphs #phonicsworksheets #teachdigraphs

Short A Phonics Worksheets that give students practice read and write short a CVC words. This worksheet asks students to read the word, using blending cues, and color the matching picture. Phonics Worksheets, Phonics Activities, Teaching Phonics, Kindergarten Worksheets, Kindergarten Reading, Kindergarten Classroom, Short A Worksheets, Work Activities, Short A Activities

Short A Phonics Worksheets - Short A CVC Words • What I Have Learned

Do you need some new phonics activities? These Short A Phonics Worksheets give students practice reading and writing short a CVC words. On this page, students read the word using blending cues and color the picture. This is a great no-prep printable for kindergarten word work centers and covers all of the short a CVC words taught in kindergarten and first grade reading.. #kindergartenworksheets #shortaworksheets #phonicsworksheets #phonicsprintables

Long Ago & Now unit helps students understand how their lives relate to things and events long ago. includes: compare and contrast artifacts long ago & today, nonfiction article, family tree, grandparent (or older relative) interview, and a timeline. 3rd Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Activities, Teaching Social Studies, Student Teaching, History Activities, Kindergarten Social Studies Lessons, Social Studies Projects, Le Social, Social Science

Long Ago & Now Social Studies Unit

Long Ago & Now unit helps students understand how their lives relate to things and events long ago. includes: compare and contrast artifacts long ago & today, nonfiction article, family tree, grandparent (or older relative) interview, and a timeline. Teaching social studies has never been more fun! #longago #socialstudies

Addition and Subtraction Word Problems by Problem Type allow you to differentiate the numbers for your students and teach them to look at the context of a problem before working with the numbers. Math Classroom, Kindergarten Math, Teaching Math, Classroom Ideas, Maths, Subtraction Activities, Math Activities, Math Talk, 2 Kind

Addition and Subtraction Word Problems by Problem Type Resource • What I Have Learned

Addition and Subtraction Word Problems by Problem Type allow you to differentiate the numbers for your students and teach them to look at the context of a problem before working with the numbers. #wordproblems

Student Goal Setting in Elementary School - Learn to set SMART goals, create action plans, and celebrate achievements. Students take control of their learning in small manageable ways. Goal Setting For Students, Smart Goal Setting, Student Teaching, Teaching Tips, Teaching Art, Student Goals, Classroom Behavior, Classroom Management, Student Motivation

Student Goal Setting in Elementary School • What I Have Learned

Student Goal Setting in Elementary School - Learn to set SMART goals, create action plans, and celebrate achievements. Students take control of their learning in small manageable ways. Student Goal-Setting | Motivating Students | Student-led Learning | Data-driven Teaching | Student Assessment | Internal Motivation

7 Ways Teachers Can Find Audio Books for Students Teaching Second Grade, First Grade Teachers, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Reading Centers, Literacy Centers, Creative Teaching, Teaching Tips, Reading Resources

7 Ways Teachers Can Find Audio Books for Students • What I Have Learned

Do you have a listen to reading center and struggle to find audiobooks for your students to listen to during this literacy center? Here are 7 ways teachers can access FREE audiobooks for the elementary classroom. Audible is one option, but so is your local library and FREE websites for read alouds. These tips will save your listening center. #listeningcenter #listentoreading #daily5 #audiobooks