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george washington artwork

I never really enjoyed history… and I didn’t pay attention to it in school growing up. Now that I am a first grade teacher, I have to teach it… right? I am actually learning a lot about the presidents… and guess what… I like it! Check out these cute Georgies:

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v-day madness

Whew!  Do I get a medal for surviving Valentine’s Day in first grade? They where higher than kites. Worse than Christmas. But it was so FUN! I felt like a kid again. We started off the day making valentine’s for their parents. I got the idea here. “No one touches

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v-day preparation

Valentines for my students: CHECK! I am giving them glow sticks that say “You make my heart glow!” Tomorrow, at the end of the day, I am sending my students home with a note that says: {Click picture to download note} Cute huh? And just in case you want to

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money management

In my classroom, all of my desks are in groups/teams. I can’t stand to have them any other way. Because we are learning about money, the teams all have a money related name. When I first introduced the “money teams” they had to earn tallies for their teams individually. We

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student artwork: valentine’s day sack

We made our valentine sacks today! They LOVED it! Check out some of the awesome creativity: And of course… what would Valentine’s Day be without a Cyclops Heart Man (with wings)? After searching the internet for a really long time, I finally found the link for this activity. You can click

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classroom valentine sacks

We are getting ready for Valentine’s Day in my classroom! We are going to make our cute valentine bags tomorrow. I got this fun idea online last year while I was student teaching. Unfortunately, I have searched the internet everywhere and I can’t find the website {it had the template}. I will see

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vocabulary word hunt

I always try to make vocabulary activities really fun for my students, because I want them to remember the words. When they have fun, it’s almost like I “trick” them into learning and I LOVE it! My students get so excited when they walk in the room from P.E. (or computer)

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100 year old first graders

I hope I look this cute when I am 100 years old… This fun idea was inspired by Finally in First and I when I saw them, I knew had to make them with my first graders! Our 100’s Day was cut a little short, because it was parent-teacher conference (SEP) week

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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!