Gingerbread Writing Center Idea

Here’s a fun gingerbread writing center idea for your classroom this Christmas!  Make a mixture of dark brown sugar, salt and a bit of flour. Have students write letters or words in the mixture using their finger, a pencil or a candy cane! This activity is great for tactile and kinesthetic learners. Materials: pan or plate […]

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Fall Writing Craftivity

Here’s a fall writing craftivity that’s fun and easy to make.  Hang them together to create an adorable bulletin board or hallway display! Materials construction paper (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, brown) tree template writing template stick glue scissors Directions Print the tree template on brown construction paper. Cut it out and glue it on […]

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Mummy Writing Template

This post contains affiliate links of products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. Need a quick Halloween craft that’s educational to boot? Use my free mummy writing template to make the easiest, cutest mummies around.  Hang them together with the title, “Wrapped Up in Great Books!” for an adorable Halloween bulletin board.  Watch this […]

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Parts of an Apple Craft

Parts of an Apple Craft for Kids

Apple stamping is a fun activity to include in an apple unit.  Simply cut an apple in half, paint the flesh and press the apple onto a piece of paper.  Use this same method to create this easy parts of an apple craft! Parts of an Apple Craft Materials apple cut in half paint brush […]

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Science Word Wall Ideas

I always incorporate a word wall into every science unit or theme we study. We call the science vocabulary “Wow Words”. I encourage my kids to use them when they write about a topic. These words make the reader say, “Wow, you know a lot about _______” or “Wow, I learned a lot about _______ […]

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Greater Than Less Than Lessons for First Grade

  Comparing numbers in K/1 using the greater than, less than symbols can be challenging!  Young students often confuse the symbols and struggle with the concept.  These three Greater Than, Less Than lessons for kindergarten and first grade will help you teach your students how to confidently compare numbers. Use these lesson ideas with your […]

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Fun Greater Than Less Than Activities

Comparing numbers doesn’t have to be boring.  Here are five fun greater than less than activities your kids will love.  They make easy, low-prep math centers, too! Greater Than Less Than Stamp Do you have an alphabet stamp set?  If you have one with a letter “v” that isn’t too fancy, use it as a […]

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Back to School Writing Craft

I love a good craft that’s meaningful and adorable!  This back to school writing craft is a fun way for students to write about themselves. Read through them to get to know your students, or share a book each day with your class for students to learn more about each other.  Display them on students’ […]

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