Christmas Book Advent Day 1

Today was the first day of our Christmas Book Advent and I was so excited to give my kids the stack of wrapped books that they are going to open each day until Christmas. Looking at the big stack of books definitely increased the anticipation of Christmas since this gave my son a concrete visual of how many days are left until Christmas. Rather... Read more

Christmas Book Advent Book List

Now that I have two young children, I am always trying to think of new activities to enjoy during the Christmas season. Our family already has an entire collection of Christmas books that I read to my kids each Christmas season. A friend of mine shared the idea with me of turning our collection into a Christmas Book Advent. My favorite part of t... Read more

Christmas Clip Cards Freebie

It’s time for a Christmas freebie! I am always looking for fun ways to build vocabulary in my classroom and these clip cards are the perfect literacy center activity for the Christmas season. HOW TO USE IN YOUR CLASSROOM Not only do these clip cards work on vocabulary, but they also work on spelling. Once your students have identified the na... Read more

Spider Theme Day Classroom Transformation

Ever had a spider visit your classroom? We did! This amazing and realistic spider skeleton stopped by for spider theme day and it was incredible! Our spider skeleton brought some webs, toy spiders, and a fun spider backdrop to share. My students loved learning about spider body parts by labeling our skeleton! Our spider visitor even left with a ... Read more

Construction Math Puzzles Freebie

I love creating teaching resources that are based on themes that my students love. I like to spend the first couple weeks of school learning about what my students like to do, their favorite sports, colors, teams, pets, etc. I always see engagement increase during my lessons when I tie in student favorites. Here at home, I am doing the same thin... Read more