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Christmas Consonant Blends

We’re back again with some adorable Christmas literacy centers. This time we’re tackling consonant blends : s blends, l blends, and r blends. These centers are a fun and seasonal compliment to our phonics program. Word Play Phonics for 1st and 2nd grade is a differentiated word study program that incorporates weekly

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10 Ways to Revitalize Your Classroom in the New Year

My favorite part about the new year is that it feels like a second chance at a fresh start with your class! Here are some ideas and tips to inspire you to take this opportunity to revitalize your classroom! 1.     Sharpen your procedures Doesn’t it sometimes feel like you come back from

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Acquiring Vocabulary with an Interactive Vocabulary Notebook

  Words are not just words. They are the nexus—the interface—between communication and thought.  When we read, it is through words that we build, refine, and modify our knowledge. What makes vocabulary valuable and important is not the words themselves so much as the understandings they afford. –Marilyn Jager Adams

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Pencil Valentines

I know it’s a little late in February for a new Valentine idea, but I just threw together this Valentine for something yesterday and thought I’d share the free download with you! A couple of notes: The pencils were 8 for $1 at the Target Dollar Spot. The width of

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Freebie: Easy as Pie Game

We retired Easy as Pie from our etsy shop and we are now offering it as a free download for you! It's the perfect way to add a little math practice to some Thanksgiving fun next week. Concept: addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts Game Type: board game for 2-4 players

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2nd Grade Fluency Homework

Note: This product recently underwent a massive transformation! Read about our new and improved fluency homework in this post. Click here to download a free sampler of the newly redesigned fluency homework. Do you DIBELS? Doesn’t that sound like it should be something fabulous?  Or scandalous!   Not so much when

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Freebie Words Their Way Game

There is a newer Words Their Way post with more information. Click to see it now. Earlier this week I was looking through some of our Words Their Way posts and noticed that we gave away the game "Smackdown" but the link to the download was buried in another post

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March Busy Bag: Counting Leprechaun Gold

We’ve got a new printable busy bag activity for you in honor of St. Patrick’s day. Counting Leprechaun Gold. There are 10 pots of gold, each with a number 1-10. Using plastic gold coins, chocolate coins, pennies, or the printable coins included in the download, your little one will count

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Valentine Busy Bag

I want to share a fun heart themed busy bag with you today. Use the pattern cards and heart cut outs to make colorful heart patterns. This is a great opportunity to practice continuing patterns and building your own patterns. I used wooden heart discs from Hobby Lobby for our

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DIY Muffin Tin Meal Kit

Heidi gave me the most fun and thoughtful gift for Christmas. A muffin tin meal kit! Don’t know about muffin tin meals? Read about them here. Take a look at what Heidi included in the kit. The majority of the supplies are in this box which has 3 interlocking levels.

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November Writing

After last week's INSANITY (Halloween, torrential rain = inside recess, power outage, field trip) it was a relief to get back to normal today.  It gave us the first real chance to try out the November writing prompts.  I gathered a bunch of journal ideas from the internet and wrote

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