Blends and Digraphs Word Sort Practice Activity

Learning to read blends and digraph spelling patterns in first grade is very tricky for some of my littles. They understand the individual sounds each letter makes, but they struggle to put them together to create new sounds. I created a Cut and Paste Blends and Digraphs Activity to extend their learning from our daily curriculum lessons that fo... Read more

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