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seesaw tools

Use This Fun Scavenger Hunt To Teach Your Students The Seesaw Tools

Do you want to use Seesaw with your students but dread the beginning of the year when they don’t know how to use the Seesaw …

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classroom management

What Style Of Classroom Management Will Help Your Spelling Centers?

I’ve said in previous blogs that my literacy stations were always a mess. I never knew how to organize myself or my supplies. And don’t …

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spelling puzzles

How To Use Spelling Puzzles For Some Awesome Phonics Activities

Hey, there teacher friend! Let’s talk puzzles. Spelling puzzle games in the classroom. It’s not as chaotic as it seems. Promise! They can be so …

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reader's theater scripts

7 Tips To Make Reader’s Theater Scripts Fun In First Grade

How much fun is reader’s theater? I loved giving my students a set of reader’s theater scripts. Their face would light up, and they’d be …

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How Much Is A Boom Card Membership In 2022?

This past summer, I did a “What Are Boom Cards” challenge for teachers who want to know how to use the Boom Learning platform from …

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Teaching literacy and facilitating literacy stations has been a passion of Rachael's and she wants to help you gain the confidence to use technology in your classroom! Rachael's blog, Teaching Firsties blends literacy and technology with helpful articles for K-2 educators.

Literacy Stations

How To Easily Organize Independent Reading Groups For Effective Literacy Stations

Hey hey, teacher friends, I’m excited to begin the first of a 5 part series to help you set up and maintain the literacy stations …

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Technology

Edpuzzle Tutorial For Elementary Teachers

I will admit, I’m easily impressed with technology. The amount of cool things we can do now is something that I geek out over. In …

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Literacy Stations

Five Activities For Fast Finishers To Avoid Hearing “I’m Done”

How many times have you heard the phrase “I’m done!” in an elementary classroom? Too many, right?! And it’s so catchy too. Once one student …

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How To Teach Social Emotional Learning To Young Students

Emotion drives attention, attention drives learning”-Tim Shriver, co-founder and board chair of CASEL The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines social emotional …

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Listening Stations

Use Epic For Reading Comprehension And Keep Virtual Learning Boredom At Bay

This app was a lifesaver. I don’t know how I would have survived virtual learning without it. Using Epic for reading comprehension strategies was the …

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Spelling Stations

How To Make Your Spelling Activities Fun With Emojis

Do you remember the Emoji movie? I never saw it, but I remember how popular emojis were. Around this time, I was making my first …

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