## Back to School Made Easy for Elementary Teachers

Returning to school can be tricky for teachers, from curriculum updates to classroom management, but fret not! Our resources are here to simplify your transition and make the back-to-school process a breeze.

## Rainbow Money Matching Game

This post contains affiliate links. Spring is in the air (at least hopefully soon!!!) and if you are teaching money, this is the perfect freebie for you!   Directions: This low-prep activity is super simple to get ready!  Simply print off the free download (linked on the blue button below).  Then, laminate the pages in Scotch…

## Free Penguin Number Bonds

This post contains affiliate links. I have so many routines and procedures in my first grade classroom, so when fun holidays like Valentine’s Day roll around I love to break out of our normal routine and mix in some fun and cute work stations! I knew this FREE Penguin Number Bond Activity would be engaging…

## Buggy Partner Cards

This post contains affiliate links. Routines and procedures are GOLD in my classroom.  My kids know what to expect, I know how to plan, and things just run smoother in general!  For the most part, my math block looks like this each day: Student-Led Math Calendar on the SMART board (5 min.) Teacher-Led Math Warm-Up…

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…

## 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…

## 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…

## Apple Subitizing Cards

I recently attended a math training where I learned about subitizing cards! Although I didn’t know what we were talking about initially, I jumped right on board when I realized what “subitizing” meant! Basically, students work to quickly and automatically recognize the number of objects in a group without actually counting them!  Typically black dots…