Fall Activities for Kids

It’s my favorite time of year again! The one where the wind begins to blow and the leaves begin to change colors. To celebrate, I love breaking out all the Fall things at home and in my classroom to get into the Fall spirit! Read below to see some of my favorite Fall activities to do at home with my toddlers and at school with my first graders. ... Read more

Halloween Roll and Read Freebie

By LAURIN BRAINARD Updated Oct. 18, 2023 I can’t even believe that Halloween is already right around the corner! I don’t know about you, but I like to plan a couple weeks in advance so I can keep up with all the Holiday themed fun in my classroom. I put together this Halloween Roll and Read FREEBIE that includes the first 100 Fry words. It’s a ... Read more

Letter Name and Sound Identification

Teaching letters and sounds to children is one of my absolute favorite things to do! There is no better feeling than the moment when a child can identify all letter names and letter sounds. This shows the student is prepared to blend sounds and learn to read! I always have a handful of students in my first grade classroom who need extra interve... Read more

Watermelon Sensory Rice

Sensory bins are still all the rage in our house! Since we homeschool for preschool, we pick a theme each week and my son and I have so much fun learning all about our weekly theme. This past week was all about watermelon! Each day I put together a different sensory bin so we could learn about letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. This week, I t... Read more

My Sight Words Workbook

Hello friends!! I have been secretly working on another special project over the past 6 months and I am so excited to share the news! You were all so supportive of my first book, so I can’t wait to share that I wrote a second book! It is called My Sight Words Workbook and it is now available to order on Amazon! My Sight Words Workbook includes t... Read more