Teaching

Zearn Math

I have recently discovered a new math program that I’ve been using daily in my classroom. I actually changed up my math instruction entirely to accommodate using the program during math. Instead of using whole-group math instruction, I am doing twenty-minute centers every day. One center is Zearn math on our Chromebooks, one is small-group…… Continue reading Zearn Math

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When I Am 100 Years Old…

Our 100th day of school was a couple of weeks ago, and I had seen the cutest writing activity from a college friend and amazing educator, Alison Daugs, to celebrate. She let me in on how she made it happen, and I jumped on the opportunity to use it with my own students as the day…… Continue reading When I Am 100 Years Old…

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

Art · Teaching

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

Teaching

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