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Free Halloween NO-PREP Activities for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade

Are you looking for fun, NO-PREP and free Halloween Activities for your Kindergarten, First or Second Grade Classroom? Find the free printables your Halloween-loving students desire right here! As a Primary Teacher, I know how hectic the month of October can be, I’m in this battle with your friend. So, each year I try to …

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The Go-Getters Guide to Teaching the Alphabet: Engagement

Well hey there, primary teacher/difference maker/go-getter. Yes, that is right, my friend. I know what kind of teacher you are, because you’re here in this moment sharing your brain space with me in hopes of finding something to better serve your students. I thank you for being here and for doing what you do. Today, …

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Secret Sauce for Phonological Awareness: Learning Style

Post Promise: Literacy is vital to our students’ success, and phonological awareness is crucial to mastery of this skill. Today, I’ll share one big reason some of your learners may be having trouble grasping this important concept (hint: it isn’t that they aren’t intelligent enough!). Keeping learning style in mind is vital to gaining phonological …

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Ten Sight-Word Activities to Vitalize Virtual Classrooms

Is the virtual classroom draining the excitement out of your instruction, especially with sight-words? Well, if teaching were a fall festival, this post would be the apple cider, cinnamon stick and all. Because you can’t have fall without apple cider! Today, I’m going to share 10 engaging sight-word activities to spice up your virtual classroom. …

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5 Essential Skills for Phonological Awareness

Get your FREE Phonological Awareness Skills Overview! Send my Reference Sheet!  We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe at anytime. Post Promise: Phonological awareness is vital for our learners to achieve, but it isn’t just one concept. It’s made of many skills. I’ll break them down for you here so you can ensure your students have a …

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3 Easy Active Learning Strategies (That Also Work Virtually)

Hello there, teacher friend! Today, I’m going to share three active learning strategies that will engage your learners whether you are in person or teaching virtually. Plus, if you’re teaching virtually, I’ve got a tool especially for you at the end – The Virtual Classroom Survival Guide. Did you know that I’m sharing content in …

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Classroom Cheers: An Active, Motivational Tool for Primary Teachers (54 Free Cheer Cards to Download)

Post Promise: Classroom cheers aren’t only fun, they are an effective tool for teachers. Today, I will share with you the key benefits of using Cheer Cards in your Primary Classroom, whether you are teaching in-person or virtually. Stick to the end to find your free set of cheer cards (in English and Spanish) created …

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The Primary Teacher Friends Podcast: An Encouraging & Informative Place for K-2 Educators

Hey there, teacher friend! I’m extra excited to share the news I have for you today. Can I get a drum roll? 🥰 The Primary Teacher Friends Podcast is LIVE! I’ll be bringing my quirky Southern voice to you with encouragement, strategies, tips, and insights to make your teaching journey enjoyable and successful. Those two …

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How to Build Authentic Relationships in the Virtual Classroom

During this unusual season of uncertainty and unrest, the anticipation and drive with which educators typically get ready to go back to school might feel more like anxiety and dread. Will we be teaching in-person, hybrid, virtually, or all the above? And though those of us going back virtually may be equipped with the technology …

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What is Phonological Awareness? (v. Phonemic Awareness & Phonics)

Post Promise: Literacy is one of the most vital skills we teach in the primary grades. In this post I’ll help clear up what phonological awareness is and how it’s different from phonemic awareness and phonics. This will set the stage for future posts where I share what skills are involved in phonological awareness and …

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5 Game-Changing Tips for Home-School Success with a FREE Home-School Survival Kit

Post Promise: In this post you will find my TOP FIVE tips for how to manage teaching your K-2 child at home. If you haven’t implemented these ideas, they have the power to transform your home-school experience. Don’t miss the FREE Home-School Survival Kit included below that can help you implement these ideas as soon …

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How to Teach with Flashcards: Flashcard Teacher Secrets for Grades K-2

Post Promise: In this post, I will provide you some helpful tips and resources to help your student(s) master a deck of flashcards- whether these be sight-words, math facts or any other skill. Don’t miss the FREE Rainbow Flashcard System included at the end of this post! See my FB Video Training Here! The Dreaded …

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Virtual Classroom Rewards for K-2: How to Engage Students in Distant Learning

Post Promise: On this page you will find 5 fun classroom incentives that you can use during your distant learning endeavors in grades K-2. With the FREE Virtual Rewards BUNDLE included below and a little prep time, you can implement these strategies as soon as today. Watch the Video of this Content Digital Learning: An …

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Teaching Teen Numbers: A FREE Song & Routine your Students will LOVE

Post Promise: Within this post you’ll find a FREE Teen Number writing routine that will help your students master those tricky teen numbers 10 through 19. With the Teen Number Song and the Teen Number Writing Routine download you’ll find at the end of this post, you can implement this fun and simple strategy as …

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How to Increase Letter & Sound Fluency in Kindergarten

Hey there, friend. I hope you happened upon this post with intentions of helping your students to increase their letter and sound fluency- because I’m totally about to drop that bomb. I will describe an incredibly easy approach that will boost student engagement (whether you’re a teacher or home-school parent) and help your students master …

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3 TOP-SECRET Classroom Management Tricks for Primary Grades (K-2) with Video Demos

I created a VLOG to go along with this content. You can see it here: Y’all, I’d never brag on myself- it’s truly against my religion- but I can faithfully say that I live, eat and breath CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT. I sincerely believe without effective classroom management strategies in Kindergarten, First and Second Grade- you’ll never …

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