Teaching Respect in the Classroom

One of the most important lessons I want my first graders to leave me with at the end of the year is a respect for one another. So many kids today are not taught the importance of respecting authority, their peers, or themselves within their own homes. Therefore, we as teachers have a huge responsibility to teach our littles how to show respect ... Read more

Countdown to Summer with Reflection Prompt Cards

The countdown to summer is ON in my classroom! This year, we counted down to the last day of school by reflecting on so many fun memories of our school year together. My Countdown to Summer Reflection Prompt Cards include 20 reflection prompts so that you can close out the last 20 days of school in a fun and meaningful way. As we counted down to... Read more

No Prep CVC Word Work

CVC words are one of my favorite concepts to teach and review at the beginning of the school year in first grade. There are so many fun activities to use to work on this reading skill. In my first grade classroom, my student’s ability levels at the beginning of the year range from learning letter sounds to reading whole words. I love to work on ... Read more

Back to School Writing Activities

One of my favorite things to do as a teacher is to watch how writing unfolds during the year for each of my students. So many of the littles who enter my first grade classroom are unable to write a complete sentence at the beginning of the school year. They lack basic sentence structure, capitalization, and punctuation skills. During the first m... Read more

Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Differentiation

Dot markers are such a fun and engaging learning material both in my classroom and at home with my son! I love how easy they make filling in bubbles when working on a hands-on worksheet. Even though my son is only two years old, we have already started working on uppercase and lowercase letters since he can identify most letters by name. Of cour... Read more