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April Brzezinski
April Brzezinski
April Brzezinski

April Brzezinski

Elephant Ear Bread. This was so good, we stood around the counter and devoured it! #recipe

TGIF! - Thank God It's First Grade!: Cheap n' Easy Phonics Center - Onset and Rime Activity

Idea for phoneme segmentation practice ... stretch out the sounds on each picture card and match to the correct bucket.

Practice syllable counting with these free syllable cards! Count the chunks in 1,2,3, and 4 syllable words.

Creating Readers and Writers: How to Use Wordless Picture Books (With Older Children, Too!) #wordlessbooks

FREE Beginning Alphabet Sounds Clip Cards: Which Sound is Different? | This Reading Mama

This packet is FREE... tons of cute posters, check for understandings.... worth printing!!!!

30 Pages of FREE Daily 5 Resources @Emily Haynes

Asking for Seconds: Spelling Tic Tac Toe

First Grade Wow: Readers Read...

Get your students' attention, and teach the Common Core at the same time! Get great video and activity links on this post, plus a worm lab record sheet freebie!

Food Chain Collage - such a great way integrate science and art. Fun extension for Project Learning Tree's Web of Life activity.

First Grade Curriculum Map - FREE! Curriculum Maps are a great way to organize your instructional thinking for the year. This freebie included a year long plan for your word study (phonics and phonemic awareness), readers workshop, writers workshop, and math workshop.

Little Bird Kindergarten for Hello Sunshine: Conspire to Inspire Growth Mindset! FREE poster!

Daily 5 Check-in; what's working in my class

Do you have students with poor fine-motor skills? Messy handwriting? Read this post for strategies to help them.

Feeling unsure about how to handle cell phones, tablets, video games, or computer use in your family? This FREE PRINTABLE for the Family Rules of Technology could be a help! You MUST talk to your kids about using all the technology available properly! Taking Control of Technology Before Technology Takes Over Your Family

Cheap and easy back to school gift

Flying into First Grade: Freebie and BrainPopJr. video (free)

{Image Only} What Can I Say to Myself? Such a great way to teach your kids about positive self talk. Love this one!

Literacy Centers and Guided Reading, oh, my! FREE download - letter sorts.pdf

What do you do when she digs her heels in and says, "you can't make me"? Tips and ideas for dealing with a defiant child in the light of the cross.

Pinner said: Today, my team and I had the pleasure of visiting another teacher in our district and they did some of the coolest brain breaks! Of course, I want to share them with YOU! I can't wait to show them to my kids! They will FREAK! Check these out!

A beautiful example of using watercolor paint with Osmo!