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The Ellie Grip - a "sock puppet" to help kids with their pencil grip! Teaching how to hold pencil: cut two holes in an old sock for the index finger and thumb. The other fingers remain in the sock. Motor Activities, Preschool Activities, Kids Education, Special Education, Pencil Grip, Fine Motor Skills, Early Childhood, Kids Learning, Teaching Kids

Ellie Grip (Left)

The Ellie Grip is a 'sock' for the hand to maintain correct pencil grip. The Ellie Grip has two holes for the index finger and thumb. The other fingers remain in the sock. The Ellie grip comes in red for the right hand and blue for the left hand. #329

Have you heard of It's the easiest way to contact parents in the century! This app/website sends a text/email to all of your students or parents that have signed up without giving away your phone number. Who wouldn't read a reminder sent d Teacher Organization, Teacher Tools, Teacher Hacks, Teacher Resources, Teacher Stuff, Classroom Resources, Future Classroom, School Classroom, Classroom Ideas

Remind 101

A blog to find the best advice for primary teachers and their issues with Common Core Standards, classroom management, technology, and lessons.

Letter Matching Activity: lower case letters written on clothespins, match to upper case cards. -great for fine motor skills too Alphabet Activities, Literacy Activities, Educational Activities, Preschool Activities, Kindergarten Literacy, Early Literacy, Early Learning, Kids Learning, Learning Letters

Clothespin Capital & Lowercase Matching Activity - I Can Teach My Child!

This was a super-easy activity for Big Brother that combined fine motor skills and alphabet recognition. I was pleasantly surprised how much Big Brother

Daily 5 Work on Writing-Monthly Resources - Second Story Window Teaching Language Arts, Classroom Language, Teaching Writing, Teaching Ideas, Phonics Words, Spelling Words, Spelling Ideas, Too Cool For School, School Fun

Second Story Window

Two teachers share ideas for young toddlers and school children alike, while keeping the teachers in mind as well.

Voice Level Chart with BRIGHT POLKA DOT and Chalkboard Design! The Voice Level Chart is a quick and easy way to refer to the noise level in your classroom. I've included a clip chart for you to use and voice level cards per Chevron Classroom, Classroom Posters, Classroom Setup, Classroom Displays, Kindergarten Classroom, School Classroom, Classroom Noise Level, Classroom Job Chart, Future Classroom

Voice Level Chart ~ Chalkboard and Chevron Theme!

Voice Level Chart with Chevron and Chalkboard Design! So cute! The Voice Level Chart is a quick and easy way to refer to the noise level in your classroom. I've included a 8.5x11 clip chart for you to use and voice level cards (2 per page) for you to show your students the appropriate voice level ...

Think I could change this to spotlight on good problem solving! "Spotlight" on good writing! Great idea to encourage students to write and make them proud of their writing! Kindergarten Writing, Teaching Writing, Kindergarten Classroom, Writing Activities, Classroom Activities, Teaching Tools, Teaching Ideas, Classroom Ideas, Literacy

Daily Five Choices

My students love Daily Five time and I have tried to include lots of things to that are educational and fun. Each Daily Five station has...

Setting Up Guided Math- FREEBIE Day by day instructions for introduction. Math Acronym makes 4 stations. Mandy's Tips for Teachers: Setting Up Guided Math- FREEBIE Math Strategies, Math Resources, Math Tips, Daily 3 Math, Daily 5, Math Rotations, Math Centers, Numeracy, Guided Math Groups

Setting Up Guided Math- FREEBIE

I love guided math. Ironically, I hated math as a child. As a teacher? Love it!

Kids look for random acts of kindness to fill the Grinch with love. Whenever they see someone doing something nice for someone else, the person doing the kind deed gets to put a heart on the Grinch.Fill the Grinch with hearts Grinch Christmas Party, Grinch Party, Holiday Fun, Xmas, Christmas Ideas, Christmas Door, Christmas Crafts, Christmas Time, Christmas Program

beauty tutorials

I will just complain for a moment here about Customs in New Zealand. I can’t tell you how many hours me and the team has had to spend on the phone to get stuff shipped into New Zealand. Of course, this is my first time dealing with shipping Customs… and I, regularly, weekly, literally, get stuff Stuck In Customs. I’m constantly having to fill out forms, pay tariffs, and do all other kinds of nonsense that get in the way of the free flow of goods around the world. Of course, it’s not just New…

Feed the Shape Monsters! Fantastic beginning of the year shape activity for Preschool, PreK and Kindergarten. Fun, engaging and developmentally appropriate! Learning Shapes for Toddlers Preschool Lessons, Preschool Learning, Kindergarten Classroom, Preschool Crafts, Shapes Activities For Kindergarten, Preschool First Week, Emotions Preschool, Year 1 Classroom, 3 Year Old Preschool

Preschool Shape Activities...Making the First Weeks a Little Easier - Teach Pre-K

The beginning of a new school year is getting closer and closer. I have some preschool shape activities that will make that first-week fun for the kids and less stressful for you! Preschool Shape Activities First of all, make sure shapes are used throughout your day. I start with some simple preschool shape activities during ... Read More about Preschool Shape Activities…Making the First Weeks a Little Easier

Learning to Read: Word Attack Strategies Beyond Sound It Out – Imagination Soup Fun Learning and Play Activities for Kids Reading Resources, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Literacy Activities, Teacher Resources, Kindergarten Reading, Kids Reading, Teaching Reading

Learning to Read: Word Attack Strategies Beyond Sound It Out

Learning to read individual words is a tricky business. Some words kids memorize - those are the sight words. But most words require kids to decode, or figure out, the word.

do with weekly science activity----Interactive alphabet notebook! Crafts, poetry, and open ended response questions! Kindergarten Writing, Kindergarten Literacy, Teaching Reading, Alphabet Crafts, Letter A Crafts, Alphabet Book, Classroom Fun, Classroom Activities, Learning Letters

Wish list Wednesday!

I'm joining my sweet friend Jen for Wish list Wednesday! For the month of July I will be spotlighting a different product {that might alread...

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Guided Reading and Guided Math Essentials Guided Reading Groups, Guided Math, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Ideas, Reading Lessons, Kindergarten Literacy

Guided Reading and Guided Math Essentials - Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits

This year I have put a lot of time and effort into orchestrating guided reading and guided math. I have 24 kids {moment of silence for me please} so it has taken reworking, retweaking, {wait, what was that?} and a couple come to Jesus sessions for us to get it just right. Now that we […]

Long vowel freebie phonics sheets Know and apply grade-level points and word analysis skills in decoding words. Teaching Phonics, Kindergarten Literacy, Teaching Reading, Teaching Tools, Kindergarten Pictures, Preschool, Vowel Activities, Literacy Activities, Literacy Centers

Long Vowels? No problem

We are doing a review/run down of the long vowels and their rules this week. We have taught them and used them for a while, but this week...