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sup-ER-hero unit is posted!

This unit might just be my favorite one so far… Clipart By: JW Illustrations This unit is designed to teach students about “-er” and “-est” word endings. You can get 10% OFF all items from TpT through this Saturday, April 9th!  Use Promo Code: A3F9D

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sup-ER-heroes (a phonics unit) giveaway! – CLOSED

Have I mentioned before how much I am L.O.V.I.N.G. my Spring Break? Relaxing and hanging out in my PJs all day has inspired me to create these little superheroes: These guys will help teach my students about adding “-er” and “-est” to the end of words. The actual superheroes are “-er” because they are

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Easter Themed Doubles Addition

When I return from Spring Break, I will focus on Doubles Addition with my students. Of course my students know how to do addition, but I want them to have their facts memorized by the end of the year. Teaching doubles addition will help my students recall other addition facts

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commutative property?

Growing up, I knew that 5+4=9 and 4+5=9, but I didn’t know it was commutative property. I didn’t learn that stuff until college (I wasn’t a great listener in grade school). But my students are required to know what commutative property is and define it… When it comes to teaching

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Inflectional Word Endings (-ed, -ing)

Last week we learned about word endings (-s, -ed, -ing). My students had a lot of fun with these activities and they loved the “ed” and “ing” posters I made for them. The “-ing” poster has young kids on it, because when words end with “-ing” it means it is

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Key Words for Addition & Subtraction

My students have been struggling with story problems lately. So I decided to make some math charts for addition and subtraction key words. I got the idea from Jodi at Fun in First (she has really great ideas… if you haven’t checked out her blog, you NEED to). These are the key

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Telling Time

I have recently introduced the analog clock to my students.They are now obsessed with it and they think it is the coolest thing! Teacher! Do you want me to tell you what time it is?   We are only working on the hour hand right now… minutes will come later.  

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Mini Leprechaun Hats

Have you ever made leprechaun hats? Not for your students, but hats for the actual, “REAL” leprechauns?? They are so fun and your students will LOVE them! To make the hats, you will need to decorate Styrofoam cups with markers (I used 8 oz cups). Then your students will leave them on

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Phonics: Double OO

Last week we learned about the double /oo/ sound… (example: good, book, cook). This is such a hard one to remember, because it isn’t an actual vowel sound. Instead, it sounds like a muscle man flexing his huge muscles. That’s why I called in the big guns. My big/younger brother, Mr. Cody,

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Compound Words

You know you’re a nerd when you get excited about words.   I am a nerd.   I was excited to teach compound words. Rain/bow. Cup/cake. Butter/fly. What isn’t to love? To teach my students about these lovely word pairs, we made a HUGE list of all the compound words

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we are family!

My students are loving my Fact Family Unit! It makes sense to them. I can see the “light bulb” turn on! I also incoporated a great idea I got from a Jodi at Fun in First! I made number necklaces to go along with each page in the Fact Family Workbook.

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March Bulletin Board Ideas

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! I’ve been working hard on my bulletin board for March and I am so excited to share it with you! This is one of my favorite quotes by Dr. Seuss. Painting this hat/cake was so much fun… I just wish I had more time to do

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dusty the desk mouse

 I am a little OCD when it comes to my classroom. I love things nice and tidy. Let me tell you–it is hard to being a neat freak in a first grade classroom! However, I am a believer that children can be trained. Since the beginning of the school year,

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POW! A Zeno Sight Word Game

This FREE activity takes regular, boring flashcards and turns them into a fun, competitive game. Your students won’t even realize they are learning!