End of the Year Student Portfolios FREEBIE

One of my favorite projects to do with my students is to create student portfolios to store all of their special work from first grade. If you are anything like me, then you probably have a giant stack of student work that you have saved throughout the school year… Then you get close to Open House and the question becomes what do I do with all t... Read more

Father's Day Lapbooks

Father’s Day is such an important event in our student’s lives. But now that our school district is getting out at the end of May, we aren’t in class at this time of year. Since we do so much for Mother’s Day, we as teachers need to make an effort to create a Father’s Day gift for our students before we head out for the summer. I always tell my ... Read more

Long Vowel Cut and Paste Activity

This Cut and Paste Long Vowel Activity is just what my students needed to practice their long vowel spelling patterns. First, we review the two spelling patterns on the worksheet to ensure all students can read the pattern correctly. Next, students highlight the spelling pattern within each word at the bottom of the page. Then, students cut out ... Read more

Learn About Kindness through Lapbooks

Teaching my students to be kind is SO IMPORTANT to me. It is a major goal every year to instill the desire to be kind within my students before they head off to second grade. My students have to be given examples of what kindness looks like before they can be expected to put kindness into practice. I created this Kindness Lapbook to give multipl... Read more

Jar of Sunshine FREEBIE!

It’s that time of year where the whole school is testing and winding down to close out the school year. I thought our admin could use a little pick me up, so our class created a Jar of Sunshine for each of our administrators. This is also a great gift for Teacher Appreciation Week! We filled the inside of each jar with sweet notes that can be... Read more