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How To Build Classroom Community With A Fun Time Capsule

It’s back to school time and you have a million things to do. You know you need to build classroom community, but you also want a fun beginning of the year activity. Your kiddos are going to be nervous as they enter your room, so you need activities to get to know your students right

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Yes! You Can Use Google Classroom In First Grade!

To me, Google Classroom was something that my teenagers used for their classwork, and not something I’d dream of using with my first grade students. Enter Covid-19. All of a sudden, I knew I’d better come up with a plan and quick! Here is the fifth post on the best classroom apps you can use

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Choosing The Best Picture Books For Read Alouds In February

Over the years, I collected a lot of picture books for read alouds. When a new month arrived, I loved pulling out the seasonal children’s books for interactive read alouds with my students. Here are some of the picture books for read alouds that I brought out in February. If you don’t own a copy,

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The Best Ways For Teaching Ruby Bridges To Your First Grade Students

As a first-grade teacher, I felt honored teaching Ruby Bridges to my students. Since the famous fact about Ruby Bridges happened when she was a first grade student, my students could make connections between her life and their own. Children’s Books About Ruby Bridges My favorite of the children’s books about Ruby Bridges is “The

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How To Teach Martin Luther King Jr Accomplishments To Your Students

Teaching the many Martin Luther King Jr. accomplishments to my students is a humbling and honoring experience. Since I taught first grade, we could do a unit on Dr. King without my students having learned about him their entire school lives. I felt very honored to give my students the opportunity to learn about Dr.

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New Gingerbread Classroom Activities That Will Surely Be Your Favorite

My absolute favorite week of the school year is the last week before Christmas break. It is chaotic, but it’s the perfect time for gingerbread classroom activities!  Using gingerbread theme activities in your classroom is going to be so fun for your students. They LOVE the story The Gingerbread Man! This is also good for

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The 5 Best Gingerbread Man Books Read Aloud For Kids

December is one of my FAVORITE months in my classroom! I love the excitement in my student’s faces, I love the fun Christmas activities for the classroom, and I’ll be honest, I love the countdown to Christmas vacation! I love Christmas read aloud stories too. When I get to do a gingerbread man books read

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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 start to finish. You can access this for FREE right here! One of the challenges was choosing the right membership level for your classroom. In order to do that, you’re

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