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 [...]

Free Valentine’s Day Math Activity for Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade

kindergarten, preschool, and first grade valentine's day math game, valentine's day math activity

Counting with one-to-one correspondence is the most critical math skills children gain in the primary grades, so repetition is key! This Valentine’s Day math center turns much needed daily practice into a fun and interactive game.  Roll, count, and cover is a favorite approach to basic numeracy at our homeschool and was a big part [...]

Dental Health Month Poem: Brush Your Teeth!

free printable dental health month poem for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade

Need a catchy poem to motivate your students and kids to brush their teeth during Dental Health Month and all year?  I know teeth brushing is a colossal struggle in my home, and catchy little tunes make the routine more fun! Here’s a free printable tooth brushing poem that teaches self-care and good dental habits. This [...]

Winter Book Challenge and Free Printable Penguin Book Log

winter reading challenge and free book log

With about two months of winter still ahead, we here at The Classroom Creative have a challenge for all your classrooms and homeschools- try to read at least 100 books during your read-aloud time! To make it even more fun, we are offering a freebie that will help you create a “rookery of good reads!”. [...]

Penguin Math Center for Kindergarten and First Grade

penguin math center kindergarten and first grade

This penguin math center has been a consistent part of our homeschool this month, and I wanted to share it with you! My son is working on adding three digit numbers, but often turns his nose up at simply filling out worksheets. Our penguin math center works on adding numbers into the teens, so it’s [...]

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