Guided Reading Activities

Guided-Reading-Activities for -Elementary

Hey friends! A few of my friends have asked me about Guided Reading  Activities  I use in my classroom. Teachers also wondered why I think it is a necessity to any ELEMENTARY Classroom. Yes, I just said Elementary. That means Kindergarten through Fifth Grade can use these guided reading activities. Guided reading activities are teaching …

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Map Skills for Kids

map skills for first grade teacehrs

Hey friends. We are gearing up for Thanksgiving around our house tonight, but I thought I’d take a second to share with you some of the fun we’ve had in my first grade class working with maps ! Today I thought I’d share some ideas for  teaching map skills for kids. Teaching Map Skills in …

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Election Day In the Classroom

Teaching About Elections in the Classroom This week we dove into election day and the voting process.  In first grade, it’s a tough standard because it’s not very engaging and the students do not really have much real world application. This skill can be kind of boring for firsties so I tried to make it …

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Literacy in Content Areas

So my husband has this hobby–it’s called HUNTING! He spend countless hours in the woods…tracking, preparing and hunting animals! His hobby costs a few bucks here and there!! Many ask me “Why do you let him do that”…well, friends, this is a marriage, I’m not keeping him hostage! But don’t think I don’t get something …

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Balanced Literacy Plunge

As an elementary teacher, I find that the balanced literacy approach is something that I simply cannot live without. One approach that I’ve added to my day is that I try to add at least two content area centers throughout the week. We have seven stations a day, so that’s pretty easy for us to …

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