The Naughty Numbers - Cara Carroll
One of my favorite things about teaching is the people with whom I teach. I love my team. I really, really do. I love that we all have our own little set of experiences and talents we bring to the team. I love that we all love to share. And I love that we’re all …
Launching Guided Reading Small Groups & Independent Centers
Syllabication Activities for First Grade and Kindergarten - great for independent work, centers, or small group guided reading warm-ups! Hands-on, relevant, and engaging! These activities provide tactile and visual relationships to foundational skills!
Stoplight Sounds (Freebie!)
So, I was in Wal Mart the other day (I promise this isn't the start of a bad joke ;)) I was grabbing a few things from the travel secti...
The Week I Had No Internet - Cara Carroll
Let me just start by saying that I absolutely love my little town. There is a certain charm that comes with living in a small, tight knit community. It’s been a HUGE adjustment getting used to being so far away from so many things…mainly the mall and Starbuck’s. The downside to living out this far …
Our Week in Review - Cara Carroll
Real quick, I just wanted to say “thank you” to the sweet folks over at Teacher Certification Degrees for including The First Grade Parade on their list of the Top 50 Early Childhood Education Blogs. SO not deserving to be in that category with all the BEYOND amazing blogs they have listed. It should be …
5 Tips for Teaching Sight Words - How to Make Them Stick!
5 effective tips for making sight words stick! Great ideas that are easy-to-implement and produce results. Hands-on, engaging activities to provide students with opportunities to identify & read sight words in isolation and in context. Great for Kinder
Ready, Aim, FIRE! - Cara Carroll
Whole Group sight word game - Ready, Aim, Fire! Your students will LOVE this game that encourages them to correctly identify and read sight words. Did I mention they get to throw things in the classroom?! Get excited about learning!!!
Reading & Writing Simple Sentences - Cara Carroll
Reading and writing simple sentences are great independent and/or partner activities with LOTS of possibilities to make planning for writing a breeze!
Fluency Fun and a Sale! - Cara Carroll
Well…hello there! Long time no blog. My days have been crazy and I’ve been enjoying my nights with the family. When people used to tell me that kids grow up fast, I halfheartedly listened and nodded. Y’all. They weren’t kidding. I blinked and my boys grew up. They’re still not done growing…Praise God!…but wow. They’re …
Storage Solutions for the Classroom
Earlier this afternoon I posted this picture on Instagram…. I received a few messages after posting regaring the containers I used for organization, so I thought I’d take a minute to break it all down in case anyone else is curious, too! Storage containers, Sterilite drawers, and clear shoe organizers!!! Affordable and efficient!!! I absolutely …