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Life Cycle of a Butterfly (cut, paste and write!)

The Moffatt Girls: Spring Math and Literacy (1st Grade)

Forget the Words: Wordless Picture Books for Children | The Jenny Evolution

Forget the Words: Wordless Picture Books for Children

Here's a (free) fun way to review adjectives. This is a part of a larger paid product. Enjoy!

Fix the Sentences for First Graders (includes 33 pages with 5 sentences on each page related to a picture book). Use one sheet a week (a sentence a day), make a booklet for center work or use for extra practice. $

Fix the Sentences for First Graders

Text evidence pack! I just like the poster with phrases to help students respond with the evidence

Text Evidence (Proving What We Know!)

Great Word Work packet for the whole year! Each activity comes with a SHORT STORY that introduces the word families in context. Kids identify, sort, create their own words, write sentences, and alphabetize words.

"Fractured Fairy Tales" - classic fairy tales with a twist that kids love

Fractured Fairy Tales for Kids

Books About Divorce For Kids - No Time For Flash Cards

@Sue Goldberg Goldberg Goldberg Goldberg Goldberg Kapovich capitalizing, not sure how you do capitalizing with your first graders but I saw this and had to share!

Thirsty Firsties: Busy, Busy...and a freebie!

using sight words

Filth Wizardry: DIY spinny spellers and repurposing Duplo bricks

FREE 93 page Math and Literacy Activities for first grade common core

1st Grade Common Core Activity Pack

Love these ideas and freebies for shoe tying!! Perfect to send home with families.

Fluttering Through First Grade: Shoe Tying Take Home Freebie

Research shows that when students track their own data, they perform better. Get your students to be organized, intrinsically motivated, and accountable for their own learning. Read how to start the next school year off right by clicking this picture! Student Data Tracking$

KETCHUP folder: When students are absent, place a "ketchup folder" on their desk and slide their missed assignments inside the folder throughout the day.

TheHappyTeacher: KETCHUP folder

Common Core Ninja Turtle Math Centers from Teaching Upstairs on - (50 pages) - Common Core "Ninja Turtle" Math Centers are based on the Core for Kindergarten and will allow you to address Common Core standards with your students. These centers could also be used in Pre-K or 1st

Common Core Ninja Turtle Math Centers |

Read aloud activities are wonderful in the classroom. It allows for more complex and intriguing stories for the children to experience while putting the actual learning activities at their level.

30+ First Grade Read Alouds with Activities

35 Uses for Post It Notes in the Classroom | Minds in Bloom: Instant mood survey: Students have three colors to display on one corner of their desks, green (I'm feeling great), yellow (things are okay), red (I am not doing well). It will help you to know who to call on, who to give a break to, and who might need some extra attention, all without the student having to say anything.

35 Uses for Post It Notes in the Classroom | Minds in Bloom

Student led conferences - I would love to do this next year!

Lesson Plan SOS: October 2012

My Sea Animal Report {3-Page Student Research Template} $

My Sea Animal Report {Student Research Template}

Here's a poster defining what fair means in the classroom.

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First Grade Wow: Free Retelling Posters

First Grade Wow: Retelling Rope

Writing anchor chart

Goldfish Pond - Short and Long i and o from Rochel Koval on - (24 pages) - Practice and learn the short and long vowel i and o spellings with this product! CCSS aligned.

Journeys Unit 1 Lesson 4 Smartboard First Grade from Zizzers In First on - (110 pages) - These slides follow Journeys First Grade Lesson 4 through all five days.

Journeys Unit 1 Lesson 3 Smartboard First Grade from Zizzers In First on - (123 pages) - These slides follow First Grade Journeys Lesson 3 through all five days.