Personalized Magnet Boards Make Learning Letters and Numbers Fun!

Personalized Magnet Boards Make Learning Letters and Numbers Fun!

The end of January is fast approaching.  Do you still have some students who are struggling with letter and/or number recognition? Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip is here to help!  First Grade teacher Julie McGreevy shares this easy and simple to personalize idea with us. You’ll want to make the dollar store or a thrift store your first stop – they carry cookie sheets.  Then,...

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Clothespins and Bulletin Board Boarders

Clothespins and Bulletin Board Boarders

Have you picked up some of the cute bulletin board boarders at Target recently?  They’re in the Dollar Spot.  (They often have similar ones at the Dollar Tree).  Here’s a quick way to turn them into an easy activity to help your students learn their letters.  All it takes is writing the letters on the clothespins and you’ll be ready to go! Need to make it more challenging?...

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ABC Sticker Matching

ABC Sticker Matching

Looking for some super simple yet fun ways to kick off a new year?  This one couldn’t be simpler!  Simply take a large sheet of paper and write out the alphabet.  Give a small group of students some foam letter stickers and have them match them to the written letters.  Want to up the ante?  Write the alphabet out in lower...

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Stepping Stones to ABCs!

Stepping Stones to ABCs!

CKA Co-President and TK Teacher Debra Weller shares this week’s Tuesday Teaching Tip with us: CKA Co-President and TK Teacher Debra Weller shares this week’s Tuesday Teaching Tip with us.”Put letters on stepping stones. The child says letters and sounds while jumping over the letter...

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Frosty the Sight Words (or Numbers, or Letters)

Frosty the Sight Words (or Numbers, or Letters)

The weather outside may be delightful, but you can still add a touch of frost to your sight words.  Now, many of you may have added a wintery touch to drawings with a touch (or splattering) of Epsom salts.  Here’s what the classic take on this activity looks like.  This example was done with a 1:1 ratio of Epsom salts to boiling water.  Using a paint brush to splatter the solution adds...

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