Vowel Team Centers

Vowel Team Centers

If you're on the hunt for motivating vowel team activities your students will actually ASK to repeat, this mega pack is a must-grab! All 14 centers and 9 memorable posters make it fun to practice nine of the most common vowel teams: -AI, -AY, -EA, -EE, -IE, -OA, -OE,...

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Reading Bingo

Reading Bingo

If you need a simple way to motivate your students to read at home, this reading BINGO sheet is a must-grab! Kids will have so much fun trying to cross off all of the challenges that they won't even realize that they're reading! (I love sneaky learning, don't you?!)...

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10 Ways to Help Struggling Readers

10 Ways to Help Struggling Readers

This list of 10 ways to help struggling readers is a great one to bookmark or pin so you can quickly find it again! Since every child's brain is different, every solution can be slightly different too. Having this list handy will make it easier to find a just right...

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Free Reading Assessment

Free Reading Assessment

An important first step in teaching kids how to read is figuring out what they already know. This simple reading assessment makes it easy to see the letter names, sounds and sight words students have mastered so that you can determine what to teach next. It's the...

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Two Kinds of Readers

Two Kinds of Readers

Did you know that there are two kinds of readers sitting in your classroom right now? It's true! And if you've ever felt unsure about how to help a struggling reader, than you'll want to stick around, because knowing how to spot each type will help you get bigger,...

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Texting Templates

Texting Templates

My first graders are obsessed with anything technology related, so they were thrilled when I pulled out these texting templates to work on writing conversations.  This texting activity was a fun use of "technology" in the classroom! This post contains Amazon affiliate...

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Camping Themed Story Stones

Camping Themed Story Stones

Whether you're brand new to story stones or you're an absolute pro, this camping themed variety is a must-try. The colorful art project doubles as an inspiring way to get kids writing! Check out the step-by-step below and then download the writing center starter kit...

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4 Things to Teach BEFORE Reading

4 Things to Teach BEFORE Reading

When you think of teaching kids to read, you probably picture alphabet letters, little reader books and sight words.... lots and LOTS of sight words. But the truth is that what happens before you dive into phonics and sight words is key to skyrocketing students'...

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How to Teach Reading

How to Teach Reading

If you're wondering how to teach reading, you're in the right spot! This step-by-step guide covers everything from pre-reading skills to phonics, sight words and reading comprehension so that you can take kids from NON-readers to STRONG readers. Check out the...

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4 Signs Kids are Ready to Read

4 Signs Kids are Ready to Read

Just like we're never 100% sure when kids will take their first step, we also can't name the time and place when students will read their first word. But there ARE four signs kids are ready read... Dive into the 4 signs below and then request an invite to my 4 week...

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Weather Activities Kids Love

Weather Activities Kids Love

Teaching a weather unit?! These 14 weather activities teach young meteorologists about weather, temperature, clouds, tornadoes, precipitation, picking weather appropriate clothes, weather-themed math and more. Grab your set in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers!...

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Word Family Garden Activity

Word Family Garden Activity

Do your kids have a serious case of spring fever, too?  This word family activity is a great way to focus all of that warm weather daydreaming on an important reading concept: word families!  Watch them turn into a beautiful garden right before your eyes. Put simply,...

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Graham Cracker Plate Tectonics

Graham Cracker Plate Tectonics

This quick and tasty kids' science activity gives little scientists a hands-on way to explore plate tectonics - the movement of the Earth's crust that leads to the formation of volcanoes, mountains, and oceanic trenches. It's the perfect combination to our action...

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14 Must-Have Bug and Butterfly Activities

14 Must-Have Bug and Butterfly Activities

Do your kids love bugs and butterflies?! These 14 must-have activities will keep preschoolers and kindergarteners learning and engaged for weeks.  Practice alphabet letters, sight words, numbers, addition, writing, learn about the butterfly life cycle and so. much....

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11 Plant Life Cycle Activities

11 Plant Life Cycle Activities

Looking for fun ways to teach kids about the plant life cycle?! These 11 science activities and experiments are perfect for preschool, kindergarten and first grade.  Make a sprout house, try your hand at leaf chromatography, turn a flower not one but TWO colors and...

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Spring Centers

Spring Centers

If your math and literacy centers need a little love this spring, this is for you! These print-and-play spring centers include 18 math and literacy centers practicing word families, sight words, telling time, skip counting, addition, subtraction and so much more. The...

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My Little Sprout House

My Little Sprout House

Kids love learning about how things grow and these adorable Little Sprout Houses take the science fun factor up a notch. With just a few minutes of prep, you'll be ready for WEEKS of mesmerizing excitement! Grab these sprout houses (plus 30 more easy-to-follow science...

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Middle Vowel Cards and Puzzles

Middle Vowel Cards and Puzzles

Vowel sounds (A, E, I, O and U) are often the most difficult for children to master. These hands-on puzzles and word cards give kids plenty of practice sounding out short CVC words and identifying the missing middle vowel sound. They're great to use as...

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Paper Plate Flower Craft for Kids

Paper Plate Flower Craft for Kids

This paper plate flower craft for kids is sure to brighten up your home or classroom after a cold and dreary winter. And, as a big bonus, it's a great homemade Mother's Day gift too! My favorite Mother's Day gifts from the kids are items they have made themselves....

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