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Launching Writer's Workshop and Personal Narrative Unit (CC Aligned)

Show Not Tell anchor chart


I love the idea of giving the parents an envelope with a checklist on the front for beginning of year forms!


First grade blog with great pics and ideas and freebies, see ideas for pumpkin unit


How to Teach Reading & Writing: Letters

Teach your child to read and write letters using this recommended sequence for introducing letters and these four guidelines.


sticky labels - As you walk around making observations take notes on the children then stick them in your data or conference binder.


groundhog.... sing this on Groundhog day! easy enough for the kids to learn quickly.


Paper Bag Tepees-Native American Art/Symbols-1st Grade-Art with Mr. Giannetto

Snacking On Words!

Students are making words in this activity. They are creating a word in a consonant-vowel-consonant patteren. This could be extended into word families or sight words. Students could do this as word work or at a station.

Want to build your child's home library? Try these 8 FREE ideas!

Would you like to build your child's library? Here are 8 FREE ways to get books for kids!


Early Childhood Themes...thematic units for preschoolers and kindergarten children. Has links to activities for each theme