Meaningful time (The Go To Teacher)
I fell in a trap this year. I didn't make every minute meaningful for my students. I followed the crowd even when I knew it wasn't working. It was easier for me. Although I was very aware of the ch
Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten
Free, fun and useful Kindergarten - 1st Grade, Common Core aligned lesson plans, math games, calendars, behavior charts, materials and more!
20 Perfect Anchor Charts for Teaching Phonics and Blends
We love these phonics charts and blends anchor charts from real classrooms. Your readers will master difficult subjects and build confidence!
Wonderful Word Work
Hello Everyone! I am gearing up for some seriously Wonderful Word Work during Daily 5 this coming week. We'll be introducing our "chunks" for the week as well as all of our fun ways to practice using those chunks in words. We will work hard on learning the differences between vowels and consonants as well as continuing to understand the phonics rules and exceptions. I have posted on the different choices the kids will have for word work during our Daily 5 rotations, but I wanted to share my…
Start A Fire
Well, I sure hope that everyone is officially on Thanksgiving break now. I couldn’t believe how many teachers had to teach all three days this week. I think that’s really rude. If you ask me. Just saying. I haven’t been doing a whole lot of anything which is just the way I like to spend my ... Read More about Digraphs and a Freebie!
April FUN-Filled Learning!
First Grade Compound Words worksheet- in the NO PREP Packet for April! So many FUN activities!
Confessions of a Teacher: I Sing Cheesy Songs- Part 1 - The Classroom Key
Take a G and an E and O, And add a little R-G-E, To a W-A-S-H, I…N…G If you add 2,000 pounds, That makes a ton, So what have you got? You’ve got a lot! George Washington! This is part of a silly song I remember from way back in 5th grade when we were…
Meet Lori from Teaching With Love and Laughter
Hello, everyone! I am Lori from I've been a blogger for about a year and a half and I cannot imagine my life without my blog. Blogging is the reason I have "met" literally hundreds of teachers from all over the world. Teachers are such special people! I feel especially blessed to be a part of Freebielicious. I am happy to call all of the authors of this very special blog, my friends. I often wish we all lived near each other so we could teach in the same school! A girl can dream, right? I've…
Consonant Digraph Garden - I Can Teach My Child!
Teach your child to recognize and read consonant digraphs /th/, /sh/, and /ch/ with a digraph garden!