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

May Reflection Prompt Cards

Can you believe the school year is already almost over?!?! May always brings beautiful weather, Mother’s Day, and fun end of the year projects. However, this can be a difficult month for so many of our students who live day to day without their mother in their lives. In this reflection prompt set, we discuss what is special about our mothers. I ... Read more

CVC Word Practice Activity

Learning CVC words in first grade is SO MUCH FUN! My students love all the various activities we do to work on these short vowel sounds. This year, my students needed a lot of extra practice with cutting, so we are using a cut and paste activity to review cvc words. In this activity, students begin by highlighting the sounds they are looking fo... Read more

How I Teach Fry Spelling Words

One of the hardest things for me to figure out my first year teaching was how to help my students master their spelling words. I tried a few different approaches, but over the past two years I have found the perfect spelling blend for my classroom. Each week, I give my students a spelling word list with twelve words for them to memorize. Six wor... Read more