This post contains affiliate links. One math skill I always seem to forget about teaching my first graders is adding three numbers together.   In my state, students are expected to be able to add three numbers together within 20, but I usually just start within 10.  To teach this concept to my class, I simply…

## 100th Day of School Challenge

This post contains affiliate links. The 100th Day of School (or 101st) can be a bit overwhelming if your school is like mine and does things BIG!  Whether you’re a teacher who wants a unique activity, or a homeschooling parent who wants to mix it up this year, this freebie has got you covered! Prep…

## Unicorn Spin and Graph Freebie

This post contains affiliate links. My first graders are OBSESSED with our mini erasers from Target… maybe even more than me!  Is that even possible???  But really, during indoor recess, they just want to sort them, stack them, and put them in piles! To harness all this eraser love, I created this Editable Unicorn Spin…

## Blank Books for Writers’ Workshop

This post contains affiliate links. Every day my students have plenty of writing opportunities!  After putting their things away first thing in the morning, they know their job is to write in their “Morning Journal”.   Each day of the week has a guideline: Monday — Weekend update. Tuesday — True story Tuesday. Wednesday —…

## Fix Em Up Sentences

This post contains affiliate links. Each day, my first graders complete a few hands-on literacy activities during our reading rotations.  Students get to choose what they work on, and I even have some kiddos who take centers home a few nights a week to do for fun with their families– it melts my teacher heart!…

## Letter and Number Matching Puzzles

This post contains affiliate links. Although I currently teach first grade, I do occasionally have students move-in from other areas in need of some kindergarten skills.  To help these kiddos out, I like to have literacy and math centers on hand that they can do independently and feel successful with! These adorable zoo-themed matching puzzles…

## Free Fraction Puzzles

This post contains affiliate links. This past week, my first grade class learned about fractions!  I started out with 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 using the language “one OUT OF two pieces,” and so on.  This seemed to work best for introducing the concept, but as the week progressed I wanted my students to also use…

## Penguin Letter Identification Freebie for B D P & Q

This post contains affiliate links. My first graders are really starting to take flight with their reading and writing, but I’ve noticed lately that some of my kiddos still haven’t quite made it over that tricky B/D and P/Q “hump”. Because I’m somewhat obsessed with centers, I whipped up this quick and easy letter identification…

## Classroom Friendly Supplies – Pencil Sharpener Review

This post contains affiliate links. When my \$60 electric pencil sharpener began to wear down, I did what any teacher would– I started browsing the internet for pencil sharpeners to replace it.  Although my electric sharpener did a good job for a solid two years, I still wanted to find something less expensive that would…