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Farmhouse Flair Primary Classroom Decor

Farmhouse Flair Primary Classroom Decor

It's SUMMER!!!! Oh how I love summer! I mean.. I love my students... but I also really love waking up with my kids, walking to the pool, staying in our pajamas, and forgetting what day of the week it is! It's unusually cool here in Kentucky this week.. but we sure...

Teaching Homophones

Teaching Homophones

It has been a CRAZY few weeks in my house! A birthday party, a root canal, parent teacher conferences.... shew... Spring is BUSY!! On the other hand... My students had a lot of fun learning about homophones the past two weeks! Today, I'm going to share all of our FUN!...

Teaching Suffixes

Teaching Suffixes

This week in my classroom it's been all about SUFFIXES!! We started out with an anchor chart and some fun puzzles! My students worked with partners to solve a set of puzzles... I used the second set of puzzles as a center/literacy station. I printed on colored paper...

Teaching Dialogue and Point of View

Teaching Dialogue and Point of View

It's MARCH!!! WOOHOOO! But... it's also been SNOWING all day. I'm ready for SPRING. I'm SO OVER indoor recess! My kids need to go outside to play! Heck... I need to go outside to play! On another note... I just uploaded one of my favorite units. So, I'm celebrating...

Word Sorts in the Classroom

Word Sorts in the Classroom

I hope you're having a great weekend! Today I want to share with you one of my favorite classroom activities.... WORD SORTS. Word sorts have become a Monday morning staple in my classroom... Every Monday, before introducing the phonics pattern for the week, I like to...

Teaching Shades of Meaning

Teaching Shades of Meaning

I hope each of you have enjoyed some rest and relaxation during your Christmas Break! I've had the best week with my family! We made some gingerbread houses, played a lot of games, Beckett got a haircut (without sitting on my lap!!), and we really just had a lot of...