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Setting Up Your Reading Centers

Have you ever been to a professional development where you left and felt like you had 1,000 things to do? It’s can be so stressful figuring out how to get your reading centers and literacy stations ready! Recently I spent some time working with a few teachers on setting up

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Organizing Math and Reading Rotations

Are you stressed about organizing your math & reading rotations? When it comes to organizing your math & reading rotations, small groups, and centers, it can get a little overwhelming! Be honest – Do you… Feel lost when it comes to organizing your small groups? Worry about meeting with all

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Classroom Focus Wall for Math & Reading

Putting together a focus wall is a great way to display learning, so I wanted to share with you a few tips & ideas on how to put one together to fit your classroom! Why should I use a focus wall in my classroom? I like to think of focus

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These spiral math review and math warm ups for 2nd grade are essential for the second grade classroom. Each day, students will complete a small set of problems that work on number sense, place values, equations, and more. They are perfect for test prep, and teachers love that they are only one page a week. You can use these as worksheets, homework, or morning work. They are a fun, quick way to review Common Core math skills and standards!

Spiral Math Review for 1st & 2nd Grade

With busy classroom schedules, it can be extremely difficult to fit in continuous practice of all of the math standards. Have you ever taught a certain skill in September and then didn’t review it or go over it again until April? So frustrating! You need quick spiral math review! Oftentimes

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Skill-Based Elementary Math Interventions & Strategies

Think about targeted, skill-based intervention in your elementary classroom. For me, I think: Too many students. A huge variety of skill levels. Where do I start? How do I find the time?! What intervention activities will I use?  Sound familiar? You’re not alone! I had all of those questions/stressors thinking

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Creating & Planning Math Centers Ahead of Time

In my classroom, I only have three math rotations, and the third rotation, math centers/games, is the only one I routinely have to plan & prep ahead of time. Today I want to share with you how I plan and choose the best math centers to make that third rotation

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Word Work Centers & Phonics Instruction

When setting up your word work centers, there’s lots of things you need to consider. In my classroom, I want my word work centers to match the phonics skills we are working on. I also think it’s important that my students can do these activities independently! That’s why I keep

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No Prep Sight Word Game

Looking for a new way to practice sight words? Today I’m sharing with you my favorite sight word game that my students LOVE! Bonus: It’s a NO PREP, easy to implement game! No Prep Sight Word Game Directions This game is called Guess My Sight Word and works best if

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Creating Effective Individual Student Behavior Charts

Finding yourself with a student who might need a little extra help when it comes to managing behavior? I feel you! That’s why I wanted to quickly show you my favorite little behavior charts that you might find helpful with one (or a few!) of your students! These {editable} behavior

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