Books For Your Apple Thematic Unit

In September here in Connecticut, everything is APPLES APPLES APPLES! I try to use this beginning of the year opportunity to engage my students in all sort of curricular activities related to themes they know a lot about already.  One of the things that I've really focused on in the past is having access to [...]

5 Favorite Math Manipulatives for First Grade

Teaching math was something I never dreamed I would find fun. In fact, it was the one subject I felt worried about teaching my first year, and quickly became a personal professional goal of mine. As I became aware of more and more math manipulatives, and saw how they empowered my students and unlocked those [...]

Favorite Back to School Read Aloud Books

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. This post may contains affiliate links. This is at no charge to you. As back to school time creeps nearer, it's time to [...]

Tips for Tutoring

  Whether you've been teaching for years, or haven't landed your first full time gig yet, tutoring can pose some unique challenges which are much different than being in a classroom setting. I've taught third grade, first grade, worked as a teaching assistant and substitute, and still I sometimes get a little nervous before tutoring. [...]

Reasons to Love Write the Room Practice

Write the room activities (and write and solve the room activities) are among my favorite center activities for my students. In my classroom, write the room activities consist of task cards hung around the room with pictures on them. Students go on sort of a scavenger hunt around the room to find the cards that [...]

Newsletter- Finally!

I have been tinkering and tweaking ...and I've finally decided to just go for it! On October 15 I'll send out my very first PrintablePrompts monthly newsletter! I'll include a line or two about new blog posts, updates about new resources and of course a FREEBIE or Two! Make sure you subscribe (its FREE!)