Ways to Make Ten Firefly Activity

I am SO excited to announce that I have joined the Education by Oriental Trading team! This means that I will be sharing great ideas that use some of their fabulous resources for fun, hands-on learning for you and your students! My first post, Ways to Make Ten Firefly Activity, combines so many of my favorite […]

Hundreds Chart More or Less Song and Freebie

Music and movement are a powerful tool for our students to remember and understand concepts! I use them all the time in my classroom! So in order to help my students understand how to use the hundreds chart to find numbers that are 1 less, 1 more, 10 less, or 10 more I created the […]

Daily Deal-50% off February Literacy, Math, and Center Activities!!

You know how much I love a good deal and working ahead, so today I’m throwing another Daily Deal on my February unit (hard to believe that February is not that far away)! You can get 50% off my iHold You in My Heart unit! This unit has 90 pages of literacy, math, and science […]

Race to Keep Up the Pace: Editable Practice and Intervention Activities

When I found out that we were going to have a cold day/snow day yesterday thanks to the -15 to -25 degree temps (Brrr!), I knew exactly what I was going to do! First, I was going to make a big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup for my hubby and I! Yum!! It smelled […]

I Spy: Shapes {Read the Room Brain Breaks}

Just a quick post tonight to let you know that I’ve finished the second pack in my I Spy Series!! This is probably one of my FAVORITE I Spy versions that I use in my classroom!  These I Spy Shapes Brain breaks are a great tool to get your students up and moving around the […]

Is That His Shadow? {A Groundhog Day Craftivity} and a FREEBIE!!

Y’all, (and yes, I know I’m from the north, but my youth pastors in highschool were from Texas and I find that it just rolls off the tongue nicely! Don’t you agree?) here’s what I love about Groundhog’s Day:  INTEGRATION! Groundhog’s day is the P.E.R.F.E.C.T. way to naturally integrate so many standards into one oh.so.cute (and FUN!) […]

Christmas Time is Here! {Literacy and Math Center Activities for December}

I’ve been working on this packet for over a month and am very excited that it is finished and finally up on TPT!! If you are still looking for some fun and hands-on center activities for the month of December your students will enjoy these hands-on Christmas themed literacy and math activities! This packet includes 8 […]

My Elf Style {A Pattern Craftivity}

It’s done! My second Christmas craftivity is finally finished and I am oh.so.excited for the kiddos to get to create their elf’s style in this elf pattern craftivity: We will be working on patterns right before Christmas break and this is going to be a fun way to assess their understanding of making, identifying, and […]

Pumpkin Fun!

I love pumpkins! I just love everything about them. They are cute and I love using them to decorate my house for fall (cloth ones!) They are fun to carve. They taste oh so yummy in just about anything you make them into–pie, chai, bars, muffins, whoopie pies (with cream cheese frosting, of course!) And they […]

Addition Song, Gesture, and Posters FREEBIE!

I LOVE using songs and gestures in my classroom! I’ve created many songs and gestures since I started teaching first grade and am always creating new ones too. We have been hard at work learning about addition in first grade. After the first day of introducing addition, many of my kiddos were really struggling. As […]