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Easy Neighbor Gift!

Hello there! As you know, this blog is called The Teacher Wife and well… this post is a little less teacher and a little MORE wife! I love Christmastime and I seriously live in the best neighborhood. I’ve been looking for a great way to show my neighbors how much

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Multiplication and Division Math Packet

Before you start reading, I know what you are thinking… Lindsey, you are a first grade teacher. Why are you making multiplication and division packets on TpT? Well, remember my Double-Digit Math Packet? Since I created that packet a few years ago, I have had many requests to make a

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Mummy Bulletin Board

I have mentioned before that I have parent volunteers decorate my hallway bulletin board. They always do such a good job and I’m always so happy with the results! I wanted to share with you all my adorable, Halloween bulletin board: The kids love it!! They think is is pretty

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Writing Templates {Update!}

Hello friends!! I can’t believe I only have a 1.5 weeks until school starts! YIKES! I need to get to work! In the meantime, I want to share some updates I have been working on. I have added regular writing lines to all my Primary Writing Templates (they used to

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Popcorn Words Update!

I’ve updated my Popcorn Word Wall Sets! They are now EDITABLE, they have a more kid-friendly font, and you can choose between popcorn shaped words or rectangle shaped words. If you have already purchased these popcorn words, then make sure you go download the update!! If you have already printed,

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Double ‘OO’ Glasses! {Freebie!}

—————————————————————————————————— Originally Posted on March 6, 2011 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

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Primary Writing Templates

Hello, Sweet Friends! I can’t believe yesterday was the 4th of July! Where is the summer going?!?   Yesterday {in between family BBQs} I finished up my newest unit: Primary Writing Templates for Any Occasion. This packet is a year-long tool that you can use with any topic/subject. Most of

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Did you know that vowels are STICKY??

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends! I am linking up with Cara @ The First Grade Parade for some “Throwback Thursday” fun! ———————————————————————————————————– Originally Posted: Feb. 23, 2011 Have you heard that cute song from the Leap Frog – Talking Words DVD? If you haven’t you need

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Introducing…. PRETTY PAPERS!

Wahoo for SUMMER!! I love being a teacher and during the summertime, I really love being a teacher. Like many of you, I will continue to work on school lessons {TpT stuff}, plans, and activities during my summer break. I don’t think it’s possible to turn-off my teacher brain! I

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End-of-the-Year Gifts! (For Students & Parents)

Since I only have 5 days of school left, I finished up my end-of-the-year gifts for my students and parent volunteers this weekend. It took a whole lot of ribbon and cellophane, but I am finally finished! If you follow me on Facebook HERE or Instagram HERE then you got a little

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Word Family Workbook {Update!}

In preparation for next school year, I have added a few more word families to my Word Family Workbook. I’ve added a few new ones: -aw, -ix, -oke, -one, -ad, -am, -ill, -ent, -tch, th, ch, sh, wh, and ph. So, if you already own this product, be sure to

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Racing for Good Behavior!

Happy Sunday, Sweet Friends! I wanted to share with you all what I have been doing in my classroom to manage my students’ behavior lately. My students have a serious case of “spring fever” so I had to get a little creative on this one…  My students are really into

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Summer Countdown

How many more days do you have left in the school year? To make your own summer countdown download the printable here and put it in a glass picture frame. I got this frame at the dollar store. Then you can use a dry erase marker to write in the number of

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Pirates (and First Graders) say “ARRR!”

Along with learning about the /ow/ and /ou/ sound, we’ve also been learning about the /ar/ sound.  To help reinforce this particular r-controlled vowel, I gave all my students an “ar” eye patch. I got them cheap from Amazon HERE. To put the “ar” on them I cut out vinyl with

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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!