Parts of a Tooth Diagram

This post contains affiliate links of products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Learning the parts of a tooth is an important part to understanding dental care. While we can’t open up a tooth and look inside, kids can draw a parts of a tooth diagram for […]

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Polar Bear STEAM Activity

Design a Den Polar Bear STEAM Activity

All bears hibernate during winter, right? Not quite! Polar bears don’t hibernate in winter. In fact, male and non pregnant female polar bears stay active all winter long. Pregnant female polar bears, however, do build a den where they birth and raise their cubs for the first three months of their lives. Challenge students to […]

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Free Winter Writing Craft

Free Winter Writing Craft

Here’s a free winter writing craft that’s perfect to do on a snowy day or as a way to welcome the season. Hang the completed crafts together in the hallway or on a bulletin board with the title, “Welcome, Winter!” for a beautiful wintry display! Materials Construction paper Winter writing prompt paper Craft templates (optional) […]

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If I Can Spell Worksheets

If I Can Spell CVC Words

Years ago when my son was learning to read, he needed extra phonics practice. The phonics curriculum I used didn’t focus on words families, but I thought he would benefit from studying them. I created these If I Can Spell worksheets for him for added support and they really helped fill in some gaps. If […]

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Christmas Kindness Idea for Kids

This post contains affiliate links of products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. I love the book Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud and intentionally teaching students to be bucket fillers, not bucket dippers. But what if this December your students were stocking stuffers instead? Here’s a Christmas kindness idea for […]

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Christmas Bulletin Board Idea

Reading Makes Us Merry and Bright Bulletin Board Idea for Elementary

Reading makes us MERRY and BRIGHT! Stories often leave us happy and we learn something each time we read a book. Use this catchy phrase as the starting point for a fun and colorful Christmas bulletin board idea for your classroom! Materials thick black yarn hot glue gun construction paper scissors stick glue crayons or […]

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Gingerbread Man Unit for Kindergarten and First Grade

This post contains affiliate links of products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. If you want to bring Christmas into your classroom, but without Santa Claus, the Gingerbread Man is a great alternative. There are so many concepts to teach or incorporate into a gingerbread unit. Here’s the layout of my gingerbread unit for […]

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Fractured Fairy Tales Lesson

This post contains affiliate links of products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. I love using The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone to teach the elements of a fairy tale. This book fits perfectly, especially when it comes to finding something in sets of three or seven. After reading the book, use these fractured […]

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Creative Writing Idea for Sentences

Teaching the parts of a sentence or types of sentences doesn’t have to be boring! Here’s a hands-on creative writing idea for sentences that has students use words from magazines to practice both skills. Materials old magazines scissors stick glue crayons or colored pencils writing template Directions The general directions for the activity are the […]

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