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The Easiest Way to Make Weekly Guided Math Lesson Plans

Getting your guided math lesson plans together each week doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s how I plan an entire week of math instruction. For my classroom, there are three big things I spend my time thinking through and planning: Small group lessons Independent practice activities Math centers Guided Math

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Reading Groups: How to Plan Teacher Tips

Have you ever felt like planning guided reading groups each week is time-consuming, complicated, and you just don’t even know where to start? You’re not alone! Here’s a peek at how I plan my activities for guided reading groups each week! My Guided Reading Groups Binder First, if you feel

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End of the Day Routine: Peaches & Pits

Dismissal at the end of the day can be quite stressful. You’re busy making sure your students are all packed up to go home. The office is calling down to your room to tell you of transportation changes. The noise level in your room is a tad bit louder than

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3 Essential Routines for Word Work Activities

3 Essential Routines for Engaging Word Work Activities

An important part of literacy instruction is word work. Whether during literacy centers, guided reading, whole group instruction, or spelling practice, word work activities give students time to practice important phonics skills! Implement these 3 essential routines for word work activities in 1st grade and 2nd grade. Word Sorts Word

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Teacher Resumes: A Simple Guide

Tips to Make Your Teacher Resume Stand Out from the Stack Let’s be honest – Job hunting is stressful, and teacher resumes are, too! I don’t think many people would describe it as “fun” – that’s just not how it goes. But you know what I love? RESUMES. I know,

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5 Keys to a Stress Free 100th Day of School

If you’re a primary teacher, part of our everyday routine is counting to the 100th day of school. And it will come as no surprise that the 100th day of school is pretty special! Not only is it quite the milestone, but you finally get to regroup all of tens

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Google Keep for Teachers

As teachers, we LOVE office supplies. The number of sticky notes I have in my desk is astounding, but there’s just one problem. I start way too many lists on way too many different sticky notes. I can’t keep them all straight! Then, inevitably I lose one and that’s a

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Free Apple Activities for K-2 Classrooms

Fall is here, and that means it’s time for all things APPLES! I absolutely LOVE using apples for teaching so many skills and standards. I’ve rounded up over ten free apple activities for kindergarten through 2nd grade! Don’t forget to check out these related posts for Fall: 6 Fall Reading

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Digital Phonics for First Grade & Second Grade

With our current pandemic, teaching remotely is becoming very common. Plus, we don’t know how long distance learning will last. So, I wanted to create an engaging way for first grade and second grade students to practice phonics skills. That’s why I’ve designed these digital phonics activities! Even if you’re

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10 Books for Building Classroom Community

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE finding new picture books to read during the first few weeks of school! These picture books are all about building classroom community, which is what we spend a ton of time doing at the beginning of the year! I’ve rounded up TEN

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1st Grade Math Centers for Common Core

Struggling with planning 1st grade math centers that are engaging and align with Common Core standards that you can use all year long? You’ll love this post with tons of helpful links to help you find the best 1st grade math centers for your classroom! *If you’re a 2nd grade

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Free Planning Templates for Teachers

How many times have you wanted to plan ahead, only to get overwhelmed by all of the standards, resources, and ideas you have (or don’t have)? Finding the right planning templates for teachers can be hard! Sound familiar? I’ve been there! I get excited planning for the upcoming month(s), but

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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

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