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Do you feel overwhelmed with knowing the best way to help your students with their phonics, so that they can become successful readers and spellers? Are you struggling with the…

Do you want to make your life as a teacher easier? How the Ultimate Digraph Teaching Kit will benefit you Save you time in finding and creating your own lessons,…

***You save 30% when you buy this bundle*** There are 5 individual packs in this bundle that includes 330 pages of fun, hands on activities and games for teaching all…

At times it can be challenging to engage children during math lessons as well as provide the content needed in order to meet the demands of the curriculum. That is…

Do your students need help with skip counting and getting past skip counting barriers? These skip counting puzzles are a fabulous way to help your students master skip counting by…

This pack includes fun, hands-on activities and games for teaching long O words. These activities are great for individual or small group work. There are also posters that can be…

4 Easy Ways To Practice Skip Counting

4 Easy Ways To Practice Skip Counting

Skip counting is being able to count forwards and backwards in multiples, such as twos, fours, fives, tens, etc. Skip counting is an important skill as it helps kids develop fluency in calculation and is the basis for multiplication and division. I love watching kids learning to play with numbers, but I’ve noticed that there…

Who Needs Phonics Homework Done For You?

Who Needs Phonics Homework Done For You?

It’s not easy to provide a variety of engaging activities for students to practice the phonics skills they learn in class. Wouldn’t you love to have phonics homework ready to roll? Right now you can get two weekly phonics homework packs…free! Phonics homework packs make your life easier. All you have to do is copy…

3 Easy Math Games To Teach Kids About Shapes

3 Easy Math Games To Teach Kids About Shapes

Square, triangle, rectangle . . . most kids learn these pretty early. What about other shapes? Pentagon, hexagon, octagon, nonagon . . . Teaching about shapes can be fun. Before we jump into some math games to teach kids about shape, let’s talk a little about the language you need to teach them. Polygon A…

My Gift To You: 12 Days Of Math Games

My Gift To You: 12 Days Of Math Games

This holiday season, I decided to give you something more useful than a partridge in a pear tree—or another #1 teacher mug. I find you can never have too many math games to keep kids engaged, so today I’m sharing 12 of my favorites. 12 math games to use in class These 12 games cover…

How To Make Phonics Homework Easier (on yourself)

How To Make Phonics Homework Easier (on yourself)

Last week I shared math skills games to end homework battles. Making homework easier for students and parents is one thing, but you deserve a break too! Today we’re turning from math skills to phonics, and as always, I want to keep it positive and fun for your students without crazy making for you. As…

3 Easy Math Skills Games To End Homework Battles

3 Easy Math Skills Games To End Homework Battles

Homework gives students another chance to practice and review concepts and skills that you teach in class, but nobody loves it. Help students and parents end homework battles by giving homework that doesn’t feel like a chore. Today I’m sharing 3 easy math skills games I love for practicing math and ending homework battles. 3…