8 Space Writing Activities for the Classroom

8 Space Writing Activities for the Classroom We just finished our unit on Space which is always a favorite for first graders. This year I introduced a lot more writing into our unit and wanted to share them all with … Continue reading 

FREE Valentine’s Day Bump Game

FREE Valentine’s Day Bump Game Here I go with another bump game.  This one is for Valentine’s Day.  There is not much more to say about it except, here it is! Download it for FREE by clicking HERE.. NOTE: I … Continue reading 

Picture Books for the IB PYP Learner Profiles

Picture Books for the IB PYP Learner Profiles I have been collecting children’s books for over 20 years.  I have organized them in several different ways during that time- by theme, by author, by holiday. You name it, I have … Continue reading 

How to Build a Snowman (A Writing Activity)

How to Build a Snowman UPDATED VERSION NOW AVAILABLE The snow finally fell! Last Wednesday morning, we woke to about 2 inches of snow on our front lawn and that is when the excitement began. My boys were ecstatic and … Continue reading 

The Missing Letters: A Dreidel Story Plus FREE Printable

The Missing Letters: A Dreidel Story  PLUS FREE PRINTABLE I’m always excited to find a new book to share with my class. This week, I discovered a new Hanukkah story and I cannot wait to read it to my first … Continue reading 

FREE Thanksgiving Turkey Fact Families Practice Sheets

FREE Turkey Fact Families Practice Sheets UPDATE VERSION AVAILABLE HERE We are working on fact families in first grade. My students are doing really well with the concept, but I made this practice sheet set anyway. 🙂 What is a … Continue reading