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How to Get Started with Literacy Reading Centers

3 Steps to Setting Up Your Reading Centers

Does figuring out how to set up reading centers stress you out? Do you have some decision fatigue trying to determine which literacy centers to use in your classroom? Maybe you’ve searched “reading centers” or “literacy centers” on Pinterest and found hundreds, if not thousands, of ideas for your classroom.

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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 are many different 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

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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 you

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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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Morning Tub Ideas from Oriental Trading

I’m so excited to share with you some amazing resources I’ve tested out from Oriental Trading that are PERFECT for your morning tubs! This year I wanted to give my students a morning that was less stressful (for them and for me) when they arrived in the morning, so I

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Organizing Your Math Rotations

The organization and planning/prepping that comes with math rotations can sometimes feel daunting, so today I’m going to share with you a few different ways I plan my math rotations every year. If you’re just diving into math rotations for the first time, I suggest choosing starting with only three

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Math at the Teacher Table

I’m so excited to share with you all my favorite time of the day… Math at the Teacher Table! I’m not even kidding, it’s the best 15-20 minutes of my guided math because this is where I truly get to know my students as mathematicians! So today I’m going to

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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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