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I made mats like this and my class loves to play. We keep score on the board for who wins each 'hand'. I call out, "Draw 2 (or 3) cards and make the least/greatest number possible." I also made one which includes thousands, for later.

The Destitute Teacher: place value

AR Book Tub Labels Freebie!!! Come check it out and download. Hope you like it!

This is How We CVC - The First Grade Parade

This is How We CVC - The First Grade Parade

Silly Sentences

Just Reed: Silly Sentences & Smart Cookies

Put magnets onthe back of unifix cubes for place value. Use cookie sheet

The First Grade Parade: Classroom Pics

paper tube owls - could be used as a fun way to package something small.

Here is a sample of our ever changing Data Wall. The kids add a sticker every time they get a 100% on their spelling tests. As you can see from the sticker chart, we went from less that 50% of the kids achieving a 100% to almost 100% once we started keeping track of the data! The other charts consist of Excel graphs made up of various pieces of classroom data. The post-it notes on the graphs are the students "thinking" in regards to the data. Great motivation wall!

Elementary Literacy Resources

JLH... Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker -- A book about the importance of listening. A definite read during the first week of school. It is important to establish my rules and expectations for my class within the first week and learning when to speak and when to listen is very important to me as a teacher and to my students, who should learn such manners and apply them anywhere they go.

Books That Heal Kids: listening skills

First Week of School!

A Spoonful of Learning: First Week of School!

Letters in our name - use with Chrysanthemum first week of school

Pencils, Glue, & Tying Shoes: Chrysanthemum

Great Acrostic to make the first week of school...I would do this with letters of their names instead of adjectives

A Cupcake for the Teacher: Today is... Friday!

Love these surveys for Walk Through or First weeks of school, might also be fun for Parent Curriculum Night or Parent Conferences-Kids can come up with questions.

Ginger Snaps: First Week of School Activities

Teacher eCard - I'm such an amazing teacher...

Funny Teacher eCards - Laughs for Teachers

Building A Reader At Home - Parent Handout - Reading Strategies for Parents

Primary Junction: Building A Reader At Home - Parent Handout

This looks like a great parent handout for open house or back to school night! These sites would also make an educational behavior incentive for during computer lab.

"They are also GREAT throughout the year if I have a new student walk through the door, it is quick and easy to just hand this to the parent to at least introduce how my class is run and details they will need to know....without me trying to remember everything I need to tell them."

First Grade Blue Skies

Summer Review Packet - 10 weeks of language arts & math printables that cover 90% of the CCSS for 2nd grade. Free example sheets included in the preview. All you have to do is print and send home. $$$

Language Arts & Math - Summer Fun Packet (2nd Grade)

musical chairs with sight words

Learning Ahoy!!: Sight Words: games

30 Back-To-School Lunchbox Ideas | Very Culinary

30 Back-to-School Lunchbox Ideas — Very Culinary

Spotted in First Grade: Favorite Pins...Classroom Organization

Spotted in First Grade: Favorite Pins...Classroom Organization

GREAT idea for homework organization---or any work that needs to be turned in! You can quickly see who is missing their work!

2nd Grade Stuff: Managing Your Turn-In Tray Using Clothespins