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Editable Sight Word Games

Free Editable Sight Word Games

This year, my oldest child started kindergarten, and she LOVES it! Each week she brings home an index card with 5-8 sight words to learn and practice for homework. The teacher doesn’t mind how we practice her sight words, as long as we’re working on them. Being a teacher mom, I

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8 Winning Strategies to Improve Addition Fact Fluency

If you’re a K-2 teacher, I’m sure you already know how important it is to build addition fact fluency. By the end of 2nd grade, students should, students should be able to quickly recall addition facts within 20. This means students should be able to recall answers in a matter

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3 Tips for New 2nd Grade Teachers

I’m going to begin this by saying what all 2nd grade teachers know is true: 2nd grade is the BEST grade to teach. It is truly the sweet spot in elementary! Students are fairly independent. You don’t spend recess tying shoes. Students still love coming to school each day, and

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Surviving the First Day Back After a Break

Nothing makes me want to stay in bed and avoid going to work more than having to teach after a break or holiday. Whether it’s fall break, Halloween, winter break, or spring break, heading back to work after being off is downright difficult for everyone! Better yet, if you aren’t

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Math Spiral Review Strategies to Make Content Stick

5 Math Spiral Review Strategies to Try How many times have you taught something, only to have your students magically “forget” it one month later? It can be so frustrating. You may feel like you want to backtrack or start over. Today I’m sharing 5 math spiral review strategies you

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4 Back to School Teacher Tips You Must Do

Let’s be honest, back to school is stressful no matter how many years you’ve been teaching. That’s why I’ve curated my top 4 back to school teacher tips you MUST do! Use this blog post as a guide to simplify back to school whether you’re a new teacher or just

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Simple Activities for Phonics Practice

Coming up with simple activities for phonics practice doesn’t have to be time-consuming! This easy-to-play phonics practice game is a lifesaver! Whether you’re working on a specific phonics skill or learning new sight words, this no-prep practice game is a quick and easy way to get your students engaged and

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Picture Books for Narrative Writing

Writing workshop… the time teachers either love or dread. When teaching narrative writing, we want students to tell a story, much like in picture books. I have the perfect set of picture books you need to grab from your school library to use for your first or second-grade students. Keep

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Guided Math Starter Kit

In this free Guided Math Starter Kit, download lesson plans for launching guided math, planning templates, student data tracking, and so much more!

Free Spiral review

Leave your email to access FREE weekly spiral math review, problem of the day, and daily word problems for 1st & 2nd grade!

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