Free Mother’s Day Acrostic Poem Template

mother's day acrostic poem template

Need a simple Mother’s Day writing activity that is also a sweet gift for your students’ mothers this May?  Have your students write a simple Mother’s Day acrostic poem, back the poem with colored paper, and even laminate it for durability!  Grab our free template below for a simple and fun Mother’s Day writing activity! [...]

Recycled Earth Day and Mother’s Day Craft for Kids

mother's day craft for kids-recycled desk caddy craft

Tired of the coupon books and flower crafts for Mother’s Day?  This is what my first grade class made for Mother’s Day in lieu of the traditional classroom Mother’s Day gifts. It was a hit! The moms LOVED that we attached a picture of their little one. Moms are always in need of office supplies, [...]

Free Earth Day Recycling Sorting Center

free recycling sorting center for earth day and science from theclassroomcreative.com

Need a fun Earth Day activity for your centers this April?  This free Earth Day sorting and science center is very hands-on and sensory-friendly.  All you need are our free printables, a few containers, and some recyclables for students to sort! Here are the printables you need to make the center! Each center label has [...]

Free Spring Reading Challenge (Bee Bulletin Board Printables and Book Logs)

spring literacy challenge, spring reading challenge

With the end of the school year approaching, many students need the extra motivation to reach the finish line!  Motivate your students and homeschoolers to read, read, read this spring with our Spring Reading Challenge! Can you read 100 books this spring?  If you have older students, use chapters as a motivator instead of books. [...]

Bee Unit Craft and Activity

updated bee unit craft and activity

We are excited to be a part of Elmer’s blogging team.  This post is sponsored by Elmer’s.  All opinions are 100% ours. Are you teaching your students about types of bees and body part nomenclature?  This hands-on and multi-sensory bee craft will make science come alive in your insect units!  Whether you are teaching about [...]

Free Printable Spring Poem for Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade

spring poem for preschool, kindergarten and first grade

Need a simple printable spring poem for your primary grade classroom or homeschool?  This playful and short spring poem is filled with vivid sensory imagery and a few sight words.  The rhythm and ease of short poems are essential for young readers’ fluency practice and auditory processing. Enjoy this free spring poem for your preschool, [...]

Our Favorite Spring Read-Alouds and Spring Emergent Readers

spring read alouds and spring picture books

Need some new ideas for spring-themed books to add to your spring picture book collection?  Below, find our favorite spring read-alouds, along with some spring emergent readers for your children to enjoy.  From rainbows to gardens, here’s some of our top picks for spring picture books!   A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman.  A [...]

Free End of Winter Poem for Kids (Sight Word and Fluency Practice)

preview winter go away poem cover

Poems, rhymes, and songs are a must-have for all primary grade classrooms and homeschools who need to work on reading fluency.   Practicing rate, intonation, and expression with short poems give all students a chance to shine without the cumbersome weight of long passages!  It is perfect for struggling readers and also great work for [...]

TpT Sale: Teachers are HEROES!

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Hey everyone! In case you haven’t seen around social media, there’s a major TpT sale starting tomorrow, February 25th!  Time to stock up for the spring semester, and even start prepping for next school year! Take 28% off our entire shoppe with code HEROES at checkout. Stop by and stock up! Take 28% off our [...]

Spring Countdown Craft for Kids (free printable)

free printable countdown to spring

With about a month to go before winter ends, we know classrooms and homeschools here in the northern hemisphere are tired of snow days and polar vortex cabin fever.  What better way to work on math skills while welcoming the next season than with a spring countdown?  Even if you start this spring countdown activity [...]

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