You probably already use clip cards in your classroom! They are a great hands-on way for your students to practice specific literacy or math skills. An easy independent activity to add to your centers with the added bonus of being a fine motor activity. We know them and love them! But even great ideas can get stale after a while. Usually when your students start clipping noses and ears ... Read More about Clip Cards 8 ways to use them all year long!
Number words can be tricky! They are filled with irregular spellings and are both a math and a literacy skill. Where do they fit in and when should you teach them? As soon as you start teaching numbers and number sense in your math lessons they are hard to avoid! Here are some ways to integrate teaching number words into your math block right now. Introduce Number Words with the ... Read More about Teaching Number Words during your Math Block
Beginning sounds and bubble gum? It sounds fun...but is also important! Our students need a strong foundation in letter names and letter sounds. This free resource focuses on consonant letters and their most common sound. Give your students some extra practice with beginning sounds worksheets, a literacy center activity and some bubble gum added in... just for fun! Letter and Picture ... Read More about Free Beginning Sounds Worksheets and Activity
Need some help with your classroom library organization? Or maybe... you know how to organize you classroom library but keeping it that way is another story! One thing doesn't really work without the other. Keep reading for tips to a well organized library and how to maintain it throughout the year. Sort, Contain & Label Yikes! I remember my first classroom and the random books I ... Read More about How to Organize Your Classroom Library and Keep it That Way!
Do you have a classroom calendar time or routine? Keep reading for some tips and activities to make the most of this popular daily classroom routine. I was a classroom teacher for 20 years and I always had some type of calendar time or routine. It was an important part of our day as a whole group meeting time, a way to practice all sorts of related math standards daily and (we can't forget ... Read More about Tips for an Effective Classroom Calendar Time Routine