15 Hands-On and Fun Trigraph Activities (Consonant Clusters)

Ready to teach trigraphs? Check out these 15 hands-on and fun trigraph activities to help your students learn shr, scr, spr, sqr, str, and thr trigraphs or consonant clusters.   His face screwed up into a funny frown. ssss, tttt, rrrr, ong. “That doesn’t sound...

Six FREE Spin and Color Games For Addition Fact Practice

“Mom, I’m going to go color,” is a phrase I hear at least once a day. Then that child will quietly disappear for a short time, only to reappear with a “present” made especially for me. There love for coloring is so great this...

Ready to be Santa’s Helper? (Free Decomposing Numbers Activity)

Want to help your little ones develop an understanding of place value? This decomposing numbers activity is a fun, Christmas themed center that will help. The free printable can be found at the END of this post. Click on the blue “get your free printable here”...

How to Teach Subtracting Mixed Numbers With Regrouping Visually

Want to clearly teach your students how to subtract mixed numbers with regrouping? Check out this free interactive notebook. Do you love teaching fraction or do you absolutely dread it? It may sound weird, but I love teaching fractions. They can be complex and simple at...

Grab These Free Puzzles to Help Model Addition Of Fractions

Adding fractions can be confusing for some students. Help them by modeling addition of fractions with these free pie puzzles. If you have ever taught adding fractions to children you have probably seen this. 1/4 + 1/4 = 2/8 Even in a classroom filled with...

How To Memorize Addition Facts with Fun Turkey Expression Match

We’ve been practicing subtracting numbers in the tens and hundreds. The regrouping is actually going great!! He understands the concept, performs it perfectly with manipulatives, and has almost conquered the algorithm. There is just one thing that is causing more problems than I would like. He...

10 Incredible Building Toys for Under Forty Dollars

I want my boys outside. I want them playing in the dirt, exploring the woods at their grandma’s house, climbing on play sets at the park, and burning energy as they race their bikes around the cul de sac. Let’s face it though. Sometimes...

Here’s a FREE Diphthong Game For Extra Reading Practice

Want a fun way to work on diphthongs? Check out this low prep, diphthong game that encourages children to read diphthong words and find matching pictures.   The free printable is at the very end of the post. You can get it by clicking on...