A Few Things

20 February 2020
In first grade it is always important to know which holiday is next on the calendar, haha.  My students are always excited when we have a special day coming up so I am doing my best to be prepared.  After I took down my Valentine's Day decor, as well as the Presidents' Day stuff, I got out the St. Patrick's Day box and set to work to create some fun themed activities for my little learners..  Here is what I have to share with you so far.  And, spoiler alert, more is in the works so stay tuned!

My students had such fun with my Valentine's Day puzzles that I decided to create a St. Patrick's Day version.  This inexpensive packet has four scenes and a variety of puzzles including the following: skip counting straight cut, traditional jigsaw, easy-cut, and puzzle keys.   PLUS I have included black/white versions of ALL of them so that you can save on some ink or have your students color them.

  My first graders are so proud of their puzzles, especially when they color them themselves!

I've also created a fun little file folder game that I plan to use during math centers.  There is a version with addition equations within 10 as well as one with addition equations within 20. 

Click HERE for the puzzles and HERE for the file folder game.  Happy Teaching!


Valentine's Day Sight Words

13 February 2020

Valentine's Day is TOMORROW and I can hardly believe it.  Between working all day and the late night feedings with my baby boy life is a bit of a blur, haha!  I was able to finish this Valentine's Day themed sight word packet in the nick of time though and I am excited to share it with you.  Oh, and it is FREE through tomorrow!  Grab one quick right HERE or click on any of the images below.  Here's a sneak peak! 



Valentine's Day File Folder Game

07 February 2020
I've recently dusted off some of my old file folder games that I inherited some awesome teachers (who were teaching in the nineties...) and I have decided that the FILE FOLDER GAME needs to make a comeback in a big way.  Kids love them!  They're convenient!  They're productive!

With that in mind I have created a couple of file folder games with a more modern look.  I plan on making a bunch for all year round, but check out these two that I created for Valentine's Day! 

Definitely using this one with my students who need a little bit of practice with their letters.

And this one I actually plan on using with my own little preschooler!  He keeps asking me to make him "games like at your classroom", haha!  This should fit the bill!

Click HERE to snag these for CHEAP!  Happy Teaching!



Valentine's Day Puzzles

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and we are in full preparation mode in my classroom.  I made up these fun themed puzzles to use during our center time next week and am excited to share them with you as well!

There are four different skip-counting puzzles including counting by 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's.  You can use the full color versions or black/white versions!

I also put in some traditional jigsaw puzzle renditions of these Valentine's Day scenes!  
There are colored and black/white versions of these as well.

And, if you're feeling a little extra lazy (like me!), I put in some easy-cut versions which involve much less cutting work and are a bit more challenging for your puzzle-doers.  
Again, choose from color or black/white!

There are also full color puzzle keys so students can check their work.  
You could use the black/white versions as a coloring page as well!

Grab these fun puzzles HERE for CHEAP, and Happy Valentine's Day!


Valentine's Day Alphabet Activities

01 February 2020

Hey!  It's been a minute since I've posted anything on this dear old blog of mine and there is one very good reason for that...

Our sweet little baby boy joined us in November and we've been devoting every waking minute to snuggling and nurturing him.  However, my maternity leave has come to an end and I have been able to find some time here and there (i.e., when I am pumping for that cute boy, haha) to work on some new stuff.

This Valentine's Day themed packet of alphabet activities is going to be a total hit with your little learners.  I've packed it full with a variety of hands-on, engaging learning activities that will aide in letter formation, phoneme and grapheme recognition, initial sound correspondence, and more!  Take a look!

I just know that your little learners will love working on their alphabetical fluency with this packet, especially as we gear up for Valentine's Day!  Click here or below to purchase.  Happy Teaching!

Love, Bethany

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