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Phonics Activities for Early Learners

Phonics skills are an integral part of my literacy curriculum in my classroom. I absolutely love teaching phonics and watching my learners grow as readers. Much like math, phonics must be hands on for little minds to understand how words are built. These phonics activities for early learners are perfect for any classroom or homeschool […]

September Literacy and Math Centers

Being a teacher keeps you busy! With all the different activities you have to plan, you spend every minute you have planning your lessons. Have you ever forgotten one part of your lesson plan after it was too late? For me, it was always my math and literacy centers. But I got smart! My September […]

Are You Making the Most of Circle Time?

Circle time, morning meeting, calendar, morning message, carpet time, whatever you choose to call it in your classroom or home…it is one of the most important times of the day for learning with your little ones.  Are you making the most of it? If your learners are sitting on the carpet for 30 minutes…probably not.  Or, […]

Boom Cards Freebie

Have you heard about Boom Cards? It’s the new craze in the teacher world and it’s really cool! You find more and more technology in classrooms these days, and teachers are always on the hunt for interactive activities. I recently jumped on the book cards bandwagon and I’m offering you my first freebie! A Simple […]

Christmas Alphabet Sentence

Gift giving is the best part of the holiday season. Don’t you agree? In our house, we make an attempt to talk about how important giving is rather than receiving. We make a lot of our gifts to give, and it’s such a joy to see the creations the kids make. But of course, we […]

FREE Beginning Literacy Assessment

It’s the beginning of the year, and you have a whole new class that is sitting in front of you.  You don’t know them besides the information you got on the student information card.  You know the first few weeks are getting to know them.  Both personally and academically.  You also know the first few […]