Fresh Baked Fractions: A Sweet Math Treat!

Teaching fractions–to first graders?! You heard me correctly. I am always up for a challenge, so when fractions were added to our teaching standards a couple of years ago, I knew I had to get the creative juices flowing. As it turns out, the kids fall in LOVE with fractions…

Meet Star Sentence Sam

Hands down, my favorite thing to teach in 1st grade is reading and writing. Perhaps this is because I enjoy it so much personally, but there also is such an abundance of ways to make reading and writing fun for the little ones! One of my new favorite things is…

Veterans Day: First Grade Style (And a Freebie!)

Three years ago, my husband and I moved from Ohio to Virginia to pursue teaching jobs. We teach 20 miles outside of D.C. and three years later, I am still amazed at the military presence in our area. A lot of (if not the majority) of our students have parents…

Wonderfully Wicked Witches’ Brew

Yikes! Talk about a blogging break! I am so impressed with the regular updates my favorite bloggers do. I am going to try to improve, I promise 🙂 Although it’s a couple days late, I HAVE to share about our Halloween celebration in first grade last week. At our school,…

Back-to-School FREEBIE!

In the spirit of joining this lovely blogosphere, I am posting a free gift for all! This set of apple cards 1-100 is great for a math station and has so many uses! Ordering from 1-100 Sorting by even & odd Making 2 sets and playing concentration or “War” Creating…