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Winter Resources for Early Learners

Winter is here which means teachers are prepping for students returning to the classroom from a long break. It’s quite possibly you will have a full classroom of sleepy learners. Planning engaging activities is a must to get learners excited for their return! These winter resources are perfect to use that first few weeks in […]

Winter Rhyming Digital Activity for Little Learners

Winter months are here, which mean colder temps and more inside learning. I find it hard to get students motivated during the winter months due to the cold and wet weather. Usually, there are a few days a week where we are all crammed in the classroom all day not seeing an ounce of outside […]

Sequence of Events with Snowmen at Night

I love pairing authentic read alouds with classroom lessons and activities. Using a read aloud where your learners can relate to the topic or excites them makes the introduction to the activity more engaging for everyone. One of my favorite winter books is Snowmen at Night. Of course, creating a sequence of events activity is […]

Penguin Center for Teaching Short Vowels

Penguins, penguins everywhere! And for a very good reason…they are so adorable. Creating literacy centers that are fun for learners might include a cute critter to catch their attention. This free penguin center is a great way to engage learners while teaching short vowels. Short Vowels Short vowels are the cornerstone of learning to read. […]

20 Gingerbread Books for Little Learners

Teaching our little learners about gingerbread is such a fun unit to get to explore this time of year! They’ll love learning about gingerbread men, gingerbread houses, and more! There are so many fun ways to go through this unit and watch them learn. It’s even more fun as you read through gingerbread books related […]

Sentence Building Made Easy

Writer’s Workshop was hands down my favorite part of the day while in the classroom.  The challenge of turning my students into great writers was something I looked forward to every day. Unfortunately, writing didn’t come easy to a lot of my students.  Sentence building seemed to be the hardest part for some of them. […]