Rev Up Your Sight Words!

Rev Up Your Sight Words!

Need a quick and easy way to rev up your sight words instruction?  ;)  {Ahem}.  Grab some small cars, like these and you’re ready to go!  We will warn you that it does take rather a lot to build each word.  If you find yourself running short, it would be easy to have your students write each word down after building it (and perhaps use it in a sentence) and then break the word apart...

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Fall Leaf Patterns

Fall Leaf Patterns

The days are getting shorter and Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  As the busy holiday season nears, give yourself a break with this quick and easy way to practice making patterns.  Despite the easy preparation, this hands-on activity is not only fun and engaging, but it looks great as part of a seasonal bulletin board.  Plus, handling the small little leaves is great fine motor...

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10 Easy, Hands-On Dollar Store English Language Arts Activities

10 Easy, Hands-On Dollar Store English Language Arts Activities

Budget taken a beating?  Don’t have time for endless prep work?  Looking for low-cost hands-on ideas that will get your kids engaged and learning for less?  Look no further!  Here are ten easy hands-on English language arts activities – all using items you can find at your local dollar store!   1) Pipe cleaner letters.  Have your children bend pipe cleaners to make the target...

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Kiss Boredom Good bye and Say Hello to Hands-on Math Graphing

Kiss Boredom Good bye and Say Hello to Hands-on Math Graphing

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, here’s a cute activity that’s guaranteed to have your students excited about graphing!  Kissables are available in snack sized bags, making this a super easy hands-on math activity to prepare for, too.  Just make enough copies of the recording sheet for your kids, and hand each of them a bag of candy.  (Ziploc bags make it easy...

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