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
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
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
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
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
I can’t believe that I only have three weeks of summer vacation left! I am really excited to get back into the classroom and working with my new little ones, but am also so nervous about the grade switch! Going from third grade to first grade is going to be quite the adjustment, but I’m…… Continue reading Making Word Work Powerful – and Fun!
This post contains affiliate links, which means that each click and purchase gives a small portion of the proceeds to me. Please note: This costs you nothing extra, and helps me be able to continue my many craft and sewing projects, along with our home improvement projects! We have been so busy working on our…… Continue reading Salt Dough Handprint Bowl