Ketanji Brown Jackson Biography for Kids

This Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson biography for kids will help you teach your young students about an inspiring, ground-breaking woman. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman to serve as a Justice on the Supreme Court. This social studies resource includes a 1- page biography reading passage, 1-page reading response questions, vocabulary words, 1-page vocabulary handout,Continue reading “Ketanji Brown Jackson Biography for Kids”

Classroom Elf Activities for December

There are many things I miss about teaching first grade, and celebrating the holidays ranks high on the list. I particularly enjoyed the classroom elf activities we did every December. We always had a visitor from the North Pole and celebrated with lots of literacy and math activities! I’ve gathered a list of elf-themed teachingContinue reading “Classroom Elf Activities for December”

Mindfulness in the Classroom

As I sit down to write this post about mindfulness in the classroom, a notification pops up on my phone, the dryer buzzes, my baby lets out a cry in her sleep, and I realize I’m a little hungry. I consider going upstairs to grab a snack, but instead I remember the advice I receivedContinue reading “Mindfulness in the Classroom”

Pumpkin Day Activities and Free Resources

I’ll admit it- I’m one of those people who loves fall. I just got home from Trader Joe’s, and it was like a pumpkin spice bomb exploded in that place… and I couldn’t have been happier. Now I’m writing this between bites of apple cider donuts dipped in pumpkin spice coffee. Heavenly! Late fall wasContinue reading “Pumpkin Day Activities and Free Resources”

June 2021 Newsletter- First of the Month Freebie

Happy June! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to dive headfirst into summer. I’m pretty excited about this month’s freebie. After taking a break to adjust to life as a mom-of-two when my little one was born in March, I’m back to work on a line of digital fact fluency activities. June’s First of the Month Freebie includes 9Continue reading “June 2021 Newsletter- First of the Month Freebie”

$1 Math Center Spotlight: Barnyard Games

Reinforce measurement skills in your first grade classroom with this hands- on, Common Core- aligned math activity! Barnyard Games is a printable math center that will help your students practice comparing the length of two objects indirectly by using a third object. Use this center to supplement any standards- based, 1st grade math curriculum!  First Grade Common Core Math Standard: Continue reading “$1 Math Center Spotlight: Barnyard Games”

April Fools’ Day Classroom Prank: Donut Seeds!

What teacher can resist pulling an epic prank on her unsuspecting students? If you’re looking for a great April Fools’ Day classroom prank, look no further… I LOVED planting “donut seeds” with my first grade students! This joke is great for kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade classes! When you tell your students that you’reContinue reading “April Fools’ Day Classroom Prank: Donut Seeds!”

Teaching: It’s Like Climbing Mountains

(This post was originally published here on January 8, 2016) I love mountains. If you know me, that’s no secret. I recently got engaged on top of one, if that tells you anything! Last month, I successfully completed my first winter climb. If you’d told me a year ago that someday I’d be standing onContinue reading “Teaching: It’s Like Climbing Mountains”