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Student-Created Portfolios For Your Primary Classroom

After a big year of growing, learning, and reaching new heights, hand your kiddos ownership over the progress they’ve made with student-created portfolios! Student-led portfolios are a great way to engage students in their learning, and they give families a wonderful chance to learn more about what their student has

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Bring Your Primary Classroom Outdoors 

Something awesome is happening at my school right now. The parent fundraising committee is raising money for an outdoor classroom!!  They hope to have enough money for benches, picnic tables, and even a learning gazebo! I’m so excited about this addition to our school, and I absolutely LOVE combining enriching

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Fun Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22nd, and I’ve been brainstorming ways to celebrate in the classroom. I’ve rounded up some resources here that you can use to help your students understand the importance of Earth Day and help them learn how they can protect our Earth every day. Cute Earth Day

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Inclusive Easter Activities for Younger Students

Spring is here! And Easter is one of our favorite fun holidays to celebrate with the kids! Bunnies and chicks are hopping, singing birds are everywhere, and flowers are beginning to bloom! There are lots of fun activities we can use to celebrate while the weather warms up! I have

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At-Home Reading Tips to Share With Your K-2 Parents

Parent communication is a big deal for our young learners. Our students rely on parent-teacher partnerships that help them grow their skills and feel excited about learning.  As teachers, we encounter all kinds of families with varying degrees of knowledge, motivation, and confidence when it comes to supporting their child’s

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My Favorite Coding Bots For Primary Students

Using coding bots in your classroom is a fun way to get students excited about programming. If you’re wondering why learning to program is important for young learners, I address that in my blog post “My Favorite Coding Apps for Kids.” Take a peek to learn more!  In a nutshell,

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Winter Games Resources To Freshen Up Your Curriculum

I love the opportunity to teach kids about the winter Olympic games. Between learning about different countries, focusing on teamwork and sportsmanship, giving students real-world context, and just finding a fun and fresh way to address our curriculum, my winter sports craftivities and centers are full of valuable learning connections

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Teaching Kids to Read and Write Great Sentences

Reading and writing literacy for our young students is one of the most important and fundamental skills to master. Building an understanding of the difference between letters, words, and sentences is a complex process. It takes lots of exposure, lots of practice, and most of all, lots of opportunities to

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