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3 Ways Mother’s Day Activities Promote Learning for Students

3 Ways Mother’s Day Activities Promote Learning for Students

Mother’s Day activities can be used to promote learning and provide valuable life lessons for your students. From reading and writing to character development, there are a lot of ways to be creative. Use the ideas below in your classroom to not only highlight Mother’s Day but to also foster important life skills. 3 Ways […]

Extra Practice with 2 Digit Addition and Subtraction

Extra Practice with 2 Digit Addition and Subtraction

Although I have been teaching two digit addition and subtraction for months now to my second graders, I feel like they can never get enough practice with this skill. That is why I created a bundle of extra practice with 2 digit addition and subtraction for my classroom. Place Value I always make sure to […]

Spring Worksheets for Your Primary Students

Spring Worksheets for Your Primary Students

I love using spring worksheets in my classroom, and if you’re not already using them, I highly recommend it. There are many thoughts around using worksheets, but the pros far outweigh the cons. Below are my top reasons for using spring worksheets to teach my students and the resource I use to do it. Top […]

Additional Practice for 2nd Grade Math Skills

Additional Practice for 2nd Grade Math Skills

Wrapping Up Learning We are quickly nearing the end of the school year…there is part celebration and part sadness as we get ready to say goodbye to our kiddos. But, before those bittersweet goodbyes can happen, we have to wrap up our learning and survive state-wide testing. The end of the year is always filled […]

Daily Language Resources for the 2nd Grade Classroom

Daily Language Resources for the 2nd Grade Classroom daily.langague.resources.for.the.2nd.grade.classroom

Why do we do this? Research shows that language skills are the foundation for literacy and overall academic success. This is why it is so important to use daily language resources for the 2nd grade classroom. We teach students grammar skills, like capitalization, syllabication and abbreviations but we also must give them time to practice […]

Teaching 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction

Teaching 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction Teaching 3-digit addition and subtraction

Hitting Reboot There are so many lessons that we teach over and over again each year to the point that we sometimes fall into a rut of materials and ideas. We forget that we sometimes need a refresh to enjoy the lesson again. Teaching 3-digit addition and subtraction is one of those things for me. […]

10 Free Reading Websites for Elementary

10 Free Reading Websites for Elementary

As a teacher, I’ve come across and used several free reading websites geared for elementary students. They are engaging game-like resources that can be used to keep a student’s attention and provide an educationally fun time. Kids start the process of learning how to read much earlier than most people think. But, there comes a […]

5 Must-Have Literacy Center Resources

5 Must-Have Literacy Center Resources

There are many benefits to having a literacy center in your classroom. For most of us, it’s not a matter of creating this space, it’s more about what to include in it. As teachers, we also want to offer meaningful learning experiences that help students work independently. So, if that’s at the top of your […]

What are Phonics Boxes & Why You Need Them

What are Phonics Boxes & Why You Need Them

Do you teach phonics in your classroom? Are you looking for an innovative way to help your students practice their phonics skills? It’s often said that when schools (and teachers) leave phonics out, most students struggle to read. While some teachers choose to focus on the meaning of words, there are some of us who […]