Blog Launch Giveaway Part 2 - Halloween Write and Wipe Activity

Small group reading and writing intervention is my absolute favorite part of the school day. So, for the 2nd day of my blog launch, I created a free Halloween version of my Write and Wipe Activities. I love this resource because I can address multiple content areas in one lesson including reading, ELD, writing, speaking, and vocabulary. The b... Read more

Blog Launch Giveaway Part 1 - Treat Bag Tags

I am SO EXCITED to share my blog with you! My blog is truly a labor of love and I cannot believe it is finally done. To celebrate, I am giving you 7 days of free giveaways! Be sure to come back each day this week for some special goodies! Halloween is just around the corner and if you are anything like me, then you are already planning fun acti... Read more

October Reflection Prompt Cards

Reflection in the classroom is an important part of learning. When we take the time to allow our students to reflect during the school day, it gives them a chance to soak in all that they learned that day. This year, I am closing each school day with a closing circle where we discuss and reflect on important topics in the lives of my students. ... Read more

Introducing Weekly Spelling Words

Memorizing spelling words is a daunting task for many of my firsties. I love to start out the week with 30 minutes of spelling word work centers. This week, my students were able to choose between six center rotations. Depending on the complexity of the center, some students may stay in the same center for the entire 30 minutes, while other stud... Read more

Incorporating Halloween Fun into Literacy Activities

Every time the season changes I rush out to Target to grab a few packs of mini erasers. I just can’t get enough! Who is with me?!?!? This year I grabbed the cutest black cats, pumpkins, skeletons, and spiders. I love these erasers because they give me a way to incorporate some seasonal Halloween fun into literacy activities. We are in full sw... Read more