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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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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Life Skills Checklist

Life Skills Checklist

If you're like me, you want your kids to become responsible, capable and thoughtful grown ups. But it can be hard to know what life skills children are ready to tackle along the way. This free life skills checklist shares age-appropriate chores and responsibilities...

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March’s Playful Learning Checklist

March’s Playful Learning Checklist

March is right around the corner and spring fever is starting to kick in.  But don't worry! We have rounded up the best playful learning checklists in one spot so you can keep your preschoolers motivated and learning. Play with colors, talk about spring, work on...

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15 Super Fun Dollar Store Valentines

15 Super Fun Dollar Store Valentines

If you're in the mood to make homemade valentines this year, you've come to the right spot. This roundup of 15 super fun dollar store valentines are guaranteed to make kids smile. They're creative, playful and cost just $1 or less. Gotta' love that price tag! Grab the...

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100th Day of School Trail Mix Mats

100th Day of School Trail Mix Mats

These free 100th day of school trail mix mats are great to use with big and little kids alike. Just print the free 100th day of school trail mix mats (below), count out the goodies and munch away. They're the perfect complement to our 100th Day of School Activity...

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32 Must-Try Classroom Management Tips

32 Must-Try Classroom Management Tips

Classroom management is a critical piece of any successful school year. Students must know how to wait their turn, work out conflicts, stay on task - the list goes on.  There are so many components teachers need to orchestrate well in order for learning to happen. Get...

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24 Soothing Calm Down Jars

24 Soothing Calm Down Jars

Calm down jars offer a quick way to refocus kids and help them manage difficult emotions. It's hard to keep feeling angry or upset when there is such a mesmerizing bottle in your hands! These jars include more than just glitter, and offer nearly endless ways to play....

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25 Fun Quiet Time Activities

25 Fun Quiet Time Activities

When my oldest son gave up naps almost a year and a half ago, I scrambled to set up some quiet time activities that would keep him entertained for half an hour so that I could have a much needed break in the middle of the day. Fast forward to today, and we have a...

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Action Dice

Action Dice

Action dice are such a fun rainy day activity or brain break idea! Use these free action dice to get out some serious wiggles. Preschoolers and kindergarteners will love rolling the cubes and seeing what animal action they'll perform next. Getting Ready To prep, I...

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Free Elf Notes

Free Elf Notes

We're big Elf on the Shelf fans and my kids have been anxiously counting down the days until our little buddy, Jelly, makes his exciting return. This year, I wanted to add some more fun to his daily visits by leaving out playful elf notes every few days. Do you want...

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30 Must-Have Kids’ Craft Supplies

30 Must-Have Kids’ Craft Supplies

Need a ready-for-anything kids' craft supplies box? Throw these 30 must-have supplies in a large plastic tub and you'll have everything you need in one spot. And, for a little project inspiration, check out some of my favorite kids' craft finds from across the...

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20 Awesome Gifts Kids Can Make

20 Awesome Gifts Kids Can Make

Whether you're a teacher who's looking for a handmade gift students can give to their families or you're a parent who needs a guaranteed keepsake family members will love, this roundup of 20 awesome gifts kids can make are sure to be a hit. There's something for every...

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Free Teacher Planner

Free Teacher Planner

I loved every. single. second. of designing this free teacher planner for you! It's *jam packed* with helpful schedule and organization pages you'll use all year long. The type A in me went wild! Snag your set and then hop over and request your invite to our VIP...

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15 Flexible Seating Ideas

15 Flexible Seating Ideas

Flexible seating has become all the rage in elementary school classrooms. Rather than confining kids to traditional tables and chairs, teachers are giving students lots of different seating options so that children can take control of their learning and find a...

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21 Brilliant Classroom Organization Hacks

21 Brilliant Classroom Organization Hacks

These 21 brilliant classroom organization hacks will keep you well prepared all year long. Sort supplies, keep track of student work, find a label for almost everything under the sun! Ready for more?  Then hop over and request your invite to our VIP teachers’ club,...

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Lesson Planning Cheat Sheets

Lesson Planning Cheat Sheets

Do some of your students struggle to read but you're not sure how to help? If you've ever wished you had an easy lesson planning cheat sheet that would help you pick "just right" reading lessons, these are for you! Whether you need a quick reference to help you plan...

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Sight Word Lists

Sight Word Lists

The first 100 sight words make up about 50% of the text we read. Crazy, isn't it? That's why these handy sight word lists are so helpful - they make it easy for students to keep track of the words they know AND the words they still need to practice. Dolch Sight Words...

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20 Fun Reading Comprehension Questions for Kids

20 Fun Reading Comprehension Questions for Kids

Activity for ages 3 to 8. There are few things better than settling in with your students to read a good book. The miraculous way it calms kids down after recess... Their smiles and laughter... The "one more, pleeeeease." It's pure magic. And while kids are locked...

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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!