Category: Reading

Keep Your Kids Learning in the Summer

Keep Your Kids Learning in the Summer

It’s finally summer! Most teachers have said goodbye to their classes and are taking some time to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. Others are hoping that their students don’t forget everything that they have learned during the previous school year. While it’s extremely important to exercise your body physically, it’s just as important to exercise your […]

Morning Work that Works

Morning Work that Works Morning work is such an important and engaging activity that helps your students review their ELA and math skills. This Morning Work pack is common core aligned. 1st and 2nd graders can practice adding, subtracting, place value, telling time phonics skills, writing, and language skills. #morningwork #secondgrademorningwork #2ndgrademorningwork

Morning work is such an important and engaging activity that helps your students review their ELA and math skills. This Morning Work pack is common core aligned. 1st and 2nd graders can practice adding, subtracting, place value, telling time phonics skills, writing, and language skills. #morningwork #secondgrademorningwork #2ndgrademorningwork

Teaching Contractions

Teaching Contractions

Contractions are a huge skill for second grade. We use contractions in our everyday speech. It’s the “shortcut” of our language. We want our students to be able to use contractions in their writing, so teaching contractions is a major focus for me. For some students, it’s a difficult skill to grasp. They’re often thinking […]

March Read-Aloud Book Recommendations!

March Read-Aloud Book Recommendations!

Okay y’all. I know February is a short month, but seriously… where did this month go!? In the blink of an eye, March is tomorrow and I’m hoping spring is coming soon. Didn’t Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow this year?!? Meanwhile, I am scrambling to change my classroom calendar and gear up for a naughty […]

Teaching Telling Time in the Classroom

Teaching Telling Time in the Classroom

Ready to teach telling time to your students? Read this blog post for some creative and interactive ways you can make telling time a breeze. Telling time is a very tricky skill for some students. Especially in a digital world, trying to instill and reinforce learning analog clock skills is extremely important. When most students […]

February Read-Aloud Book Recommendations!

February Read-Aloud Book Recommendations!

February is *almost* here! Do you have your books ready? There are so many holidays and celebrations you can incorporate into your classroom this month from Black History, Groundhog’s Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day… the list goes on. This month is busy, so this list will make planning your read-alouds a breeze. I am going […]

Phonics Flipbooks

Phonics Flipbooks

Phonics Flipbooks are an excellent way to get your students involved without the use of a basic worksheet.  They are effective, easy to administer, and able to be adapted to the needs of your students.  My students enjoy doing them and have now gotten to the point where they need a little direction on how […]