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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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Making Word Work Powerful – and Fun!

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!

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Making Learning Awesome with Kahoot!

What is Kahoot? I was completely unaware of Kahoot and had never even heard of it until a few weeks ago. My school district had a training, and the keynote speaker introduced us to this incredible website, even letting us use it. Kahoot is a free website that allows you to create learning activities for any subject…… Continue reading Making Learning Awesome with Kahoot!

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How To Use Games with Language Arts

I love to use centers for my language arts instruction. Based on my current schedule, I can really only fit them in once a week. Instead of giving the kids worksheets or having them complete a workbook page, I try to incorporate fun, learning activities into our centers. I was browsing Pinterest (I know, I completely have…… Continue reading How To Use Games with Language Arts

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Spelling Battleship

I’ve been so slow at posting lately, and I’m so sorry! I’ve been crazy busy with school starting back up and new programs being implemented at our elementary school, along with working on my thesis and wrapping up my masters program. More on my thesis and capstone project, an action research project taking place in…… Continue reading Spelling Battleship

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Classroom Jeopardy

Within my school district, we use Journeys language arts curriculum. Although I really like our program, it covers a TON of material each week. So much so that sometimes I’m worried about my students being able to retain it all. Rather than give my kids worksheets and busy work to check their understanding, I found a…… Continue reading Classroom Jeopardy