Tagged: First Grade

Books first graders can read on their own

Picture Books for First Graders to Read on Their Own

For me, it was a bittersweet moment when my daughter started reading on her own. I LOVED that she was excited about reading and improving her fluency. But, I was a bit sad that from now on there would be books that she would enjoy without me or her dad. We would have other memories...

Sort a Scene – Long Vowels and Dipthongs Practice

Mastering long vowel sounds is an important part of learning to read. There are so many vowel teams and phonics words for emerging readers to memorize and understand, that it can be daunting. Today, I’m sharing an activity an activity that I like to use with the first grader – Sort-a-Scene: Long Vowel Sounds. Related...

Reluctant Writer Activities

5 Writing Activity Ideas for Reluctant Writers

Fun activities can go a long way to helping a kid who hates writing get more comfortable and improve their skills. When students gain just a little bit of confidence in their writing abilities, it can make writing much less frustrating. Here are a few fun writing activities that have worked well with my child...

Reluctant Writer Silly Sentence Template

The MOST CREATIVE Silly Sentences [FREE Printable]

Inside: Add some silliness to your next writing activity! WHAT A SILLY SENTENCE is a great way to increase your child’s interest in writing and have some laughs, too! Writing can be hard for early elementary kids and, as a result, it can be hard on both of you! One of the writing resources that...

Make it fun to practicing counting money with these hands-on activities free printables.

Free Printable Hands-On Activities for Counting Money

These free printable counting money activity worksheets are great for practicing counting coins and creating amounts of money using different coin combinations. Counting money is one skill that requires hands-on activities. Holding the coins in their hands helps students learn so much faster and more thoroughly than just seeing the images on a worksheet or...

Free story template for young reluctant writers.

Reluctant Writer Activity: Draw & Write Story Template

Today, I’d like to share one of my favorite reluctant writer activities – my free, printable Draw and Write Story Template. Being a reluctant writer is very common in the early elementary grades. Writing is a hard skill! It takes memorization, patience, fine motor skills, grammar knowledge, the list just goes on. So, it’s understandable...

Lapbooks in Homeschool

Why and How to Use Life Science Lapbooks

Lapbooks are a great interactive teaching resource that you can do at home with your children. The best part about lapbooks is they can be adapted to fit any subject or grade level. So, if you are teaching different ages, you can easily teach the same subject and just vary the difficulty of the lapbook...