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What are the Best Teaching Tools for Kids?

What are the Best Teaching Tools for Kids?

“Best” is often a subjective term. A better phrase might be “What are the best teaching tools for my kid(s)? Since we all learn in different ways, what works the best for one might not be as effective with another. That’s why it’s imperative to try different...

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What are the Best Practices When Teaching Kindergarten?

What are the Best Practices When Teaching Kindergarten?

Kindergarten can be an extremely challenging level to teach as students are likely to come in with a wide range of preparation and soft skills. Here are some best practices to incorporate when teaching kindergarten: Since this may be children’s first time at the...

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What are the Best Practices When Teaching Kindergarten?

What are the Best Practices When Teaching Kindergarten?

Kindergarten can be an extremely challenging level to teach as students are likely to come in with a wide range of preparation and soft skills. Here are some best practices to incorporate when teaching kindergarten: Since this may be children’s first time at the...

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Bubble Gum Sound Mapping

Bubble Gum Sound Mapping

When students are struggling to hear the individual sounds in words they’re trying to spell, they often need to build a skill called phonemic awareness. And sound mapping is a simple but powerful way to boost it! Add in a fun gumball theme and some squishy playdough...

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Floss Rule Puzzles

Floss Rule Puzzles

Do you know the floss rule yet? When the sounds /f/ /s/ /l/ or /z/ come at the end of a one-syllable word, they're written with a double consonant. See some examples and then grab this batch of floss rule puzzles to make practicing it fun for kids! The Floss Rule Why...

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Sub Plans

Sub Plans

No batch of chicken soup could ever be strong enough to cure the sub planning blues... Especially when you already feel lousy! This makes it easy for you to pull together sub plans that'll last you for DAYS. And when you spend 15 minutes setting everything up NOW,...

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Slinky Phonemic Awareness Game

Slinky Phonemic Awareness Game

If you've ever had a student who could sound out each letter in a CVC word but, when it came time to blend those sounds together, they said something else instead like "D-O-G. Drop?" then this phonemic awareness game is for you. Grab a slinky and get ready to...

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The Better Way to Teach Sight Words

The Better Way to Teach Sight Words

If you're ready for a better way to teach sight words, these decodable lists are for you. Why?  When you take your sight word list and organize it by phonics skill, students learn the words faster… You see, old school lists like Dolch and Fry were sorted by...

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Playdough to Plato and The Stem Laboratory Help Teachers

Playdough to Plato and The Stem Laboratory Help Teachers

With the complications that have come from COVID-19 including online and hybrid teaching and the different achievement levels of students being even more of a factor, tools that can offer some assistance to teachers are in more demand than ever. Playdough to Plato and...

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Repetition and Reinforcement Key to Teaching Reading

Repetition and Reinforcement Key to Teaching Reading

How to teach reading involves laying the foundation and then practice, practice, practice - just like learning anything. Repetition is practice and it leads to reinforcement of ideas as well as increases confidence and strengthens the connections in the brain that...

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Hi, I’m Malia.

I LOVE helping Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade teachers save time, stay inspired and give EVERY student bigger results. I’m so glad you’re here!