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A Quick Game To Practice Sight Words
14 Dec, 2015. 3 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Hi Friends! Today I wanted to share a SUPER quick and easy game that we play often in my classroom. To practice ANY…
Guided Reading At The Beginning Of The Year (kindergarten)
1 Jul, 2015. 12 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
I often get questions asking me how I store all of my centers and classroom materials. I am in a little bit of…
Teaching Students to Read
6 Mar, 2015. 3 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Teaching students to read is such a JOY. Helping my students LOVE to read (instead of DREAD to read) is one of my…
Cause and Effect
25 Feb, 2015. 5 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Cause and effect is not always the easiest concept for students to grasp.  However, I was determined this year to make it tangible…
Quick! Grab a Lesson– Jackie Robinson {FREEBIE!!}
9 Feb, 2015. 6 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Hello Everyone! I hope that this post finds you well! Can you believe that it is February already? Where is the year going?…
Digraph Reader FREEBIE!!
20 Jan, 2015. 7 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
I have a VERY long commute home and have been using these car rides as an opportunity to listen to podcasts. I don't…
5 Ways To Encourage Reading At Home
28 Dec, 2014. 3 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Reading is a skill that takes time to develop. In young children,…
Dry Erase Board Challenges
20 Nov, 2013. 3 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Teaching children how to read is probably one of my favorite things to teach. On any given day in my classroom you will…
Life as a Pilgrim
16 Nov, 2013. 4 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
The last week we have been so busy it's crazy. With only 5 days left until Thanksgiving break, we are working so hard. The…
Help from Elephant and Piggie
27 Mar, 2013. 2 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
I don't know about your first graders, but mine simply adore Gerald and Piggie.Who can blame them? They are so fun and lovable…
Spell with me!
24 Feb, 2013. 4 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
My kiddos have been having a "hard time" when it comes to spelling their long vowel words correctly. They add letters, omit letters…