Shape Trilogy Shape Characters with FREE Template

Shape Trilogy Shape Characters We are knee deep into a unit on shapes. I love teaching about shapes because there is SO much that you can do with them. A few years back, I shared some of my students favorite … Continue reading

Homework Packet and Survival Kit

Homework Packet and Survival Kit UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2018 As I plan for the new school year, I am rethinking homework. I will admit I am not a huge fan of homework and as a parent I really don’t like it. It … Continue reading

Back to School FREEBIES

Back to School FREEBIES It’s almost that time! Teachers are heading back to school, prepping their classrooms and awaiting the arrival of their students. I am, of course, doing the same.  Last year, I created a few FREEBIES for the … Continue reading

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