Spider Web Scavenger Hunt

Spider Web Scavenger Hunt | Spider Activities for Kids | Types of Spider Webs

This post contains affiliate links to products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. When planning for my upcoming spider unit, I wondered just how many different types of spider webs I could find around my house.  I wanted to take pictures for students to see, so I went on a little spider web scavenger […]

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Egg Carton Math Games First Grade

Egg Carton Math Games for First Grade. Perfect for Math Centers!

Many elementary teachers use math centers in their classrooms.  They’re fun and engaging ways to review math concepts or extend instruction.  However, it’s often time consuming to put them together, and they usually only cover one math skill. Here’s an easy solution:  Make 22 math centers in a matter of minutes using something I’m pretty sure you have sitting […]

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Place Value Games for First Grade

Place Value Games 1st Grade

I love incorporating games into math as much as possible.  Who doesn’t love playing games, right?!  But the problem with games is that they often require quite a bit of prep work for us teachers.  I’ve been trying to come up with some that require little to no preparation to use.  I’m so excited to […]

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Compare and Contrast for First Grade

Compare and Contrast Activities | Compare and Contrast First Grade

This post contains affiliate links of products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. During our recent polar bear unit, I came across the most adorable book called Polar Opposites. It’s an amusing story about how Alex the polar bear and Zina the penguin are complete opposites, yet are able to be friends and enjoy a […]

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Paper Bag Turkey Craft

This post contains affiliate links to products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. I love seeing all the cute turkey crafts pop up in my Pinterest feed this time of year.  Handprint turkeys, footprint turkeys, paper plate turkeys, turkey hats…there’s just so many ways to make an adorable turkey!  My kids are a bit too […]

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Parts of a Pumpkin Free Printable

Free printable templates to create this engaging parts of a pumpkin craft. A great addition to any pumpkin unit!

This post contains affiliate links of products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. Falling leaves and a chill in the air mean it’s the perfect time to study pumpkins!  I’m excited to share with you this parts of a pumpkin free printable from my latest unit. We begin by doing a pumpkin investigation.  We […]

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Number Sight Words

Fun Ways to Teach Number Sight Words Without Worksheets

This post contains affiliate links to products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. Very early on in our math curriculum I knew my kids were going to need to know their number sight words pretty quickly. They were required to read and write numbers in words right off the bat and that’s hard to […]

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Graphing Game Printable

Bug Hunt Graphing Game Printable- A fun graphing activity for an insect unit!

Here’s a fun graphing game printable that is perfect for an insect unit or to use when students are learning to graph.  Students move around the game board, collect bugs on their hunt, and graph their results! Materials: Going on a Bug Hunt game board game pieces (buttons, coins, etc.) paper clip pencil bug hunt […]

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Bee Craft Template

Free Printable Torn Paper Bee Template and Writing Activity

The weather is finally warming up, flowers are blooming, and we’re all abuzz about insects!  I’ve just wrapped up a huge insect unit.  As part of the unit, we learned why insects are important, with a particular focus on bees.  Bees are so critical for the pollination of our fruits and vegetables.  They also provide […]

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