Learning Numbers to 120

Learning how to order numbers to 120 is often challenging for many of my students. To help my students learn to count to 120, I created number cards from 1-120 that students can use to create a life-sized 120 chart on the carpet. I love watching my students work together to create this 120 chart. It is the perfect math center since my students a... Read more

Long Vowel Reading Activities

Teaching long vowels is one of my favorite concepts to teach in first grade! In all honesty, it can be exhausting and challenging to teach long vowels, but there are so many fun ways to teach these concepts. It is always so rewarding to see my students master their long vowels because I know how tricky this skill can be! Long vowels are easily c... Read more

Teaching Honesty in the Classroom

Honesty is a character trait that is so often forgotten in today’s pop culture. Our children are immersed in a life of social media, television, and other outlets that do not teach our students the value of honesty. As a first grade teacher, it is SO IMPORTANT to me that we train up our littles to be honest students from an early age. Hopefully,... Read more

CVC Word Work Freebie

I can’t believe the summer has already come to an end and we are all headed back to school over these next couple of weeks! I found these SUPER FUN alphabet erasers in the Target Dollar Spot and these Bananagram Letter Tiles on Amazon. We work so hard on mastering CVC words at the beginning of the school year, so I knew just the thing to use the... Read more

Teaching Patience in the Classroom

Teaching patience from the beginning of the school year is so important! I have found that when my students are patient through the day, we accomplish so much more. To introduce the concept of patience, we complete this fun Patience Character Education Lapbook together! We begin by completing a KWL chart on our character wall about what we Know ... Read more