## 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.

## Back to School Transportation Graph

This post contains affiliate links. Back to school season is upon us!  If you teach littles like I do, you know how crazy end-of-the-day transportation can be those first couple of days! To make things just a little easier, I always work in an activity on the first day to go over (AGAIN) how everyone…

## 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…

## 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…

## Subtraction without Borrowing Freebie!

This post contains affiliate links. As a first grade teacher, it’s my job to help my students gain an understanding of mathematical procedures– not just show them how to do something and drill it. Even understanding that the number 26 is made up of 2 bundles of 10 and 6 individual “ones” is a tricky…

## Addition True or False Freebie!

This post contains affiliate links. Halloween is right around the corner, and I’m probably more excited about it than my first graders!  Anyways, we are working on true or false equations in math and I wanted something simple enough for my kiddos and a little spooky too, so I whipped up these two practice sheets….

## 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…