An Engaging Way to Teach Blends!

An Engaging Way to Teach Blends!

    Ok, this is hands down my favorite way to teach blends. We make “smoothie” blends and my kiddos have SO. MUCH. FUN. 👏 Here’s how I teach this lesson: Start by telling your students you’re going to make a {smoothie} blend today. You’re going to take two...
How to Teach CVC Words

How to Teach CVC Words

    Let’s talk CVC words! I like to use a construction theme to teach CVC words. We have so much fun “building” words! I start by showing my students a CVC word picture card and then we “build” the word together. (Aren’t these construction cards adorable? 🚧😍)  ...
A Fun Way to  Teach the Alphabet!

A Fun Way to Teach the Alphabet!

     I’m excited to share how I use a “mystery bag” to teach the alphabet. It’s so fun!! And it’s a really interactive, tactile way for students to learn the letters/sounds.      So, what is this mystery bag?? It’s a bag full of items that begin with the “letter of...
How to Set Up Your Centers

How to Set Up Your Centers

I’ve always been a fan of centers and wanted to make sure I incorporated them into my own classroom. So when I was a first year teacher, I eagerly dove right in…unfortunately, without training my students like I should have. Sure, I explained what to do and I thought...
Classroom Rules and Rewards

Classroom Rules and Rewards

    Let’s talk about classroom rules and reward systems!     I’ve learned it’s so important to introduce the class rules on the VERY FIRST day of school! I personally like to limit my rules to just three to make it easier for students to remember. I also like to...