Keeping skills sharp through the summer months

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Early Childhood, Intermediate, Kindergarten, Math, Middle, Writing.

This special guest post from Sunshine and Lollipops who offers a few ideas on how to keep student’s skills sharp through the summer months so they are ready to learn in the fall. We all know how we wish our students would work during the summer to keep all the skills and strategies that they… Read more »

IPads and Basic Skills Are Perfect Together: Sushi Monster

Posted under 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Grade Levels, Intermediate, Math.

This post was written by Shop owner Chalkspot.com. Math Apps that help students practice their basic facts are very important in my classroom. When I find one that becomes a favorite, I have to share. I use this app with my second and third grade math students. It is a called Sushi Monster (ITunes: Free; Ages 9-11)…. Read more »

Out of the regular routine

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Math.

 Today we share an idea from SisterBBB for a way to keep students engaged throughout the year! Every 1-2 weeks change the regular procedures to integrate at least one topic into your subject. Of course, Reading and Writing are the two primary subjects, which are required in every class. But it is possible to put… Read more »

Help kids develop fine motor skills while building fact families

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Common Core, Kindergarten, Math, Pre-K.

When kids really “build” fact families, they remember them well. Here’s a tip from Common Core Connection for helping kids develop fine motor skills while learning math facts. Awhile back, I saw a great idea on Pinterest where the students were using clothes pins and craft sticks to build sight words. I loved the idea… Read more »

Gobble up these Thanksgiving freebies

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Classroom, Holiday, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Math, Parents, Pre-K, Social Studies, Writing.

The holidays are a stressful time. Let us help make holiday planning in the classroom a breeze! Here are some of our favorite free Thanksgiving classroom activities. Free Thanksgiving Toddler Mini Printable from Preschool Printables Writing, coordination and counting activities for pre-K/K. Save the Turkeys! A Fun Craftivity from Wild About Firsties Writing prompt plus… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Free math apps for your students!

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In today’s post, Krazyaboutteaching shares a list of her favorite math apps for students. Students love technology. Using free educational apps in the primary grades is an excellent way to get children excited about learning. Today’s focus will be on math apps. Krazyaboutteaching shares 7 free math apps for iPhone/iPad that are fun and educational!… Read more »

Help us Sock It to Cancer!

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Every day 42 children are diagnosed with cancer. 1 in 8 will not survive. Have you ever had a student become diagnosed with cancer? Have you taught any survivors? Have you ever wondered how you can help? Teacher’s Notebook is partnering up with CureSearch on their Sock It to Cancer program. What is CureSearch? CureSearch… Read more »