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Language Arts

watermelon stories for small moment units. Bringing in a watermelon, slicing it, then picking out the seeds really brings this idea home. Bonus: snack time. :)

Small Moment Stories

Phonics printables - short vowels!! Perfect for the beginning of the year!

Phonics Printables- Short Vowels (Common Core Aligned)

Great reading comprehension games for first and second grades!

Online Reading Comprehension Games For Kids |

Sight Wordle - Simple Sight Word Center

The First Grade Parade: Sight Wordle - Simple Sight Word Center

The children hop on a dot as they say each sound in the word. This is great for those kinesthetic learners!

Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten: Phonemic Awareness

Corkboard Connections: Interactive Notebooks – Let’s Get Started! Tips Tricks for implementing Interactive Notebooks including a freebie!

Corkboard Connections: Interactive Notebooks – Let’s Get Started!

Interactive Notebook FREEBIE fiction/nonfiction packs for Kindergarten, 1st 2nd grade! (English Spanish)

Nicole & Eliceo - Blog

1st Grade Interactive Reading Notebook {100% Common Core Aligned}

When beginning to teach inferring I use riddles. I explain to them that often writers include details and we, as readers must use these details to make an inference. When you infer, you use observations, prior knowledge, experiences, and details from the text to make connections and come up with ideas.

$. Inference Activity - The Wonderful Inference of Oz. Just got the book from Kohls Cares to read to my class!!

11 different writing prompts and 22 pages of prompts all together. There is a set of 11 prompts with handwriting lines for more beginning writers. The same prompts are also on worksheets with plain lines that are slightly closer together for more mature writers.

One Lesson at a Time: Author's Purpose Interactive Notebook Freebie

Sorry I'm so moody, I got my period and it is like my vagina is on an episode of hoarders and it's at the part where they are throwing everything out.

Spotted in First Grade: Opinion Writing anchor chart

word work...I'd switch it up a bit, but I like the idea of a routine

Students write a persuasive essay on why they should be voted president. They will have the background knowledge about presidents and the duties they are expected to complete. They will campaign and create a poster saying why they should be president.

Adventures of First Grade: Reading Comprehension

I like this graphic organizer but I would add it to the mooseltoe craft I already do.