A Quick and Easy Classroom Easter Egg Hunt

The days in the classroom leading up to Easter are exciting like any other holiday.  The children in my class are counting down the days until the Easter Bunny comes and I am trying to keep them engaged.  Some days it feels like I am fighting a losing battle.  So why not use Easter Eggs to keep them engaged?  Read on to learn about a FREE and straightforward classroom Easter egg hunt.

a quick and easy classroom easter egg hunt to practice your sight words or any other skill you would like to practice.

A Simple Way to Get Students to Add Details to their Writing

Teaching writing in first grade is a huge job.  Student ability ranges greatly.  You will have some students who are not yet able to write at all and students that are filling pages.  It is such a challenge to reach all these learners.  I want to share one simple lesson that I have been using for a few weeks that is really working in my classroom.

teach your first grade students to add more detail to their writing

Using WODB to get Students to Think Critically

Have you heard of WODB - Which one doesn't belong?  If you are old like me (gasp) you might remember the song from Sesame Street... "One of these things is not like the others, one of these things doesn't belong"  Which one doesn't belong now takes on a math spin.  It is a great way to get your students to think critically.

I first came across WODB through twitter.  If you search the hashtag #WODB, you will find a treasure trove of images to use.  I believe this is the brainchild of Christopher Danielson who wrote the book of the same name.  Another amazing resource for images is WODB.ca

5 Simple Reasons Why You Need to Switch to Morning Tubs

How do you start your school day?  Would you like to leave morning work behind and switch to a paperless option? If you answered yes, then it is time to switch to Morning Tub Tasks.  Morning Tubs will allow your students to practice all those crucial skills but without the papers to mark.  Today I am sharing 5 reasons you should make the switch to morning tubs.

5 reasons to use morning tubs for morning work in your classroom