Activities

My First 3 Math Lessons of the School Year

Planning for the beginning of the year is so important for setting the tone in your classroom. For my first 3 math lessons of the school year, I ask myself “What do I want to communicate about what is valued in our classroom in this subject area?“ In math, I

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The Most Engaging Fact Fluency Games and Activities

Young mathematicians have an important job — mastering foundational math facts! But don’t worry, it doesn’t need to be mundane. Check out these super fun and creative ways to help your students stay engaged with their math practice at home or in the classroom! With these fact fluency games and

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The First Week of School: Free Lesson Plans

Last week was full of classroom prep and professional development (some good, some not so good). Now it’s time to get excited for a new school year! I finished my first week plans about a month ago…although some things have been tweaked and changed! The Solar Eclipse on Monday has

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First Day of 2nd Grade Activities & Lesson Plans

It’s mid-July and already starting to feel like a Sunday night, even though I have about a month of summer left. Our first official teacher day is August 16th, students come in on Monday the 21st. (EEK!) My family is going to the beach at the end of July which

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7 Easy Vocabulary Activities That Are Fun and Engaging

Explicit vocabulary instruction and opportunities to practice using words are crucial. Vocabulary instruction profoundly impacts students’ language proficiency and cognitive development. It is one of the indicators of strong reading comprehension. But often vocabulary does not get the attention it deserves! With these easy-to-implement- vocabulary activities, your students will get

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My First Week of School Lesson Plans and Resources

Get ready for the new school year! Teachers will be starting tomorrow, and our first day with students is coming up on Monday. I can’t wait to show you my awesome first week lesson plans and the resources I’ll be using for the first week. Let’s make this school year

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