Art · Teaching

3D Paper Snowman Ornament

I love the Christmas season as a teacher! It is so fun to incorporate Christmas art into our routines and have the kids make gifts for their parents. I wanted to have my students make some sort of ornaments to put on their trees at home, and I found the perfect solution on Red Ted…… Continue reading 3D Paper Snowman Ornament

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Native American Buffalo Hide Art Project

With only two days of school this week because of Thanksgiving break, my regular lesson plans with our curriculum were not an option. I planned on filling language arts time with writing lessons and reading groups, but as the day went on, I realized that my students needed a fun activity to break up the…… Continue reading Native American Buffalo Hide Art Project

Art · Crafts · Teaching

Fluffy Slime

Every Friday, I try to do a science experiment with my class. I try to make it really hands-on and fun, since this is the first taste of science they’ve ever had! What better way to keep the kids engaged than slime? (Slime is a serious favorite among elementary schoolers.) This recipe is so simple,…… Continue reading Fluffy Slime

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Make at Home Beginning Readers

I can’t believe that it’s already November! This school year is going by so quickly. First grade has kept me quite busy, especially since it’s my first year in first! I’ve had a steep learning curve and have really had to take a step back and figure out that what works for third graders doesn’t…… Continue reading Make at Home Beginning Readers

Art · Teaching

Construction Paper Fall Trees

This cold weather had me thinking that my class should do an art project having to do with fall and the soon-to-be changing leaves. I didn’t want to do something too complicated, as it would be our first art project of the school year. I searched Pinterest for ideas, and obviously found tons that I…… Continue reading Construction Paper Fall Trees

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Roll and Read Sight Words

I have finished teaching my second week of first grade! First grade has been such a huge change from third grade. I was pretty shocked at the difference, even though I knew that, going in. The kids need much more assistance throughout the day with things that third graders can do independently, like shoe tying…… Continue reading Roll and Read Sight Words

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Under the Sea Classroom Reveal

You guys! My classroom is finished and ready for the first day next week. I am so excited with how it turned out. My aunt was dying to decorate it and we chose an “under the sea” theme. She had been gathering ideas on Pinterest, and we replicated our favorites. The theme went perfectly with…… Continue reading Under the Sea Classroom Reveal