How To Writing | tips. tricks. ideas. (and freebies)


Hello there!  We are dropping in to share a little bit about how we teach How To writing.  It's one of our favorites and we find that students share the same feelings!

Find ideas and resources for teaching How-To writing in the classroom!



Let's Teach Place Value!

Teaching Place Value?  Here are several activities we do with our Place Value Unit to get the kiddos up and moving!  We start by doing the activities whole group, with kiddos rotating around the room in partner pairs.  Then, we add the activities to our math center shelf for the kiddos to pull out later for review.

November Notes: Ideas and FREE Resources


The leaves are beautiful and swirling around!  We're deep into fall!  Time to prep your November resources.  Here are a few mini lessons and activities we mix into our daily routines this month.  Scroll along to see several mini lesson ideas and grab some free resources you can use for a fall theme in your own classroom!

Opinion Writing: Tips, Ideas, and Freebies (W K.1 + W 1.1)




Opinion Writing has always been a favorite for us.  Read on for tips, ideas, and freebies to help you plan and teach your Opinion Writing (W K.1 + W 1.1) unit in your primary classroom!

Halloween Fun! Ideas and Free Resources


As the days get shorter, we get closer to a favorite spooky holiday!  Here are a few Halloween mini lessons and activities we mix into our daily routines.  Scroll along to see several mini lesson ideas and grab some free resources you can use for a fall theme in your own classroom!

Graphic Organizers for ANY Book!



We've gathered up all of the graphic organizers we've created and put them HERE!  They are FREE graphic organizers that work for any book!  Useful all year long!  Click on each picture get the download!  We've given links to find many of our featured books on Amazon! (affiliate link)

Classroom Simplified: Freebies for Your Classroom