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FREE printables to make your own focus sticks for your students. Students use focus sticks to develop and assess their own writing. FREE corresponding classroom posters.

Focus Sticks - Make Take & Teach

Resources: Free printables for creating your own classroom set of focus sticks. Helps students pay attention to different features in writing. Free classroom posters to match too!

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Potato head as a whole group behavior incentive. When the class is caught being good or behaving appropriately as a whole, we allow a student to add a Potato Head body part. Potato Head is completely together, we have a celebration.

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READING FLUENCY Fluency Strips - an activity to teach reading fluently and with expression - Freebie

Developing Part/Whole Thinking - Math Coach's Corner

Developing Part/Whole Thinking

Understanding part/whole thinking helps students work flexibly with numbers as they learn all the ways numbers can be composed and decomposed.

I often receive questions/emails about how I set up and manage my guided reading groups in my first grade classroom.  I also receive questi...

Guided Reading: What to do BEFORE you start your groups

Teach Your Child to Read - I often receive questions/emails about how I set up and manage my guided reading groups in my first grade classroom. I also receive questi. - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

Morning work for 2nd grade--FREE educational resource--math and language arts spiral review for second grade

FREE morning work for second grade that helps students master essential Grade Common Core English Language Arts and Math skills

Organizing Word Work Centers into drawers for use the whole year long #daily5 #organization #wordwork

Launching Permanent Word Work Centers {Week 2}

Classroom environment and students with autism and other developmental disabilities. A blog on the set-up of my structured classroom. http://adventuresinspeducation.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/classroom-environment-for-students-with-autism-and-other-low-incidence-disabilities/

Classroom Environment for Students with Autism and Other Low-Incidence Disabilities.

Classroom Environment for Students with Autism and Other Low-Incidence Disabilities. – Adventures In Speducation

Rekenreks are one our favorite math manipulatives to help build number sense in Kindergarten!  Come check out how we made over 200 DIY dry erase rekenreks in only one day!  Don’t forget to grab our rekenreks FREEBIE, which is the perfect complement to any

Rekenrek Freebie & Number Talks

Rekenreks are one our favorite math manipulatives to help build number sense in Kindergarten! Come check out how we made over 200 DIY dry erase rekenreks in only one day! Dont forget to grab our rekenreks FREEBIE, which is the perfect complement to any

Great Earth Day blog post with freebies!

Earth Day

Earth Day in First Grade! Great Earth Day ideas for first & second grade- reading passages, craft, writing & more!

A jar full of activities for early finishers! love idea, I want to place one at each table so no one needs to get up and they can be more customized to the students specific need

A jar activity for early finishers Summer Kubicki I like this idea because it gives students something to do when they finish early. It manages the class by keeping the occupied to reduce goofing off and nonsense chatter.

Miss Kindergarten: I'm Done Jar 2.0!

I'm Done Jar 2.0!

"I'm Done Jar" - a list of activities that are fun & meaningful for the kids to do after they have finished their assignments. Need to do this with second grade type activities

FREEBIE!!  August Daily Math ~ This set has 10 worksheets that follow the same style and layout as my other months.  Each month concentrates on specific skills that spiral throughout the month and (month to month).

Daily worksheets for beginning grade. Can be used for morning work, early finishers, centers, homework, or independent work.

Classroom Management Ready Reminders

Add flair and fun to your classroom or activity center with the Teacher Created Resources Classroom Management Ready Reminders. The pack consists of 18 circles, three headers, single-sided rib