Free Spring and Summer Math Center: Garden-themed Addition BUMP!

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Keeping math skills going this time of year is critical, as most students (and their teachers!) are burning out.  Game-based math takes the “ill” out of skill and drill.  Enter one of the most popular math centers in my primary grade center’s rotation: BUMP! BUMP! is a fast-paced math center that is a perennial favorite [...]

Free Printable Spring Bucket List for Kids

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Looking to create adventures for your kids this spring?  Grab our free printable spring bucket list. I always love having lots of things to do with my kids. I left the printable blank so you can fill in activities that reflect your children’s ages. Have fun together and brainstorm lists of things to do with [...]

Spring Scavenger Hunt Ideas

spring scavenger hunt ideas for kids

Take your spring literacy fun outdoors with our spring scavenger hunt! Whether you teach preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special needs, or ELL students, scavenger hunts are a perfect way to blend movement with literacy! The moment the weather warms, my kids want to be outside until dark.  Now, our outdoor adventures have an educational [...]

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

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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. [...]

Free Spring Directed Drawing: The Step by Step Process of Drawing a Bunny

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I catch my son drawing at his little teal blue drawing table at least ten times a day! It makes my heart sing considering I am an artist and love to create myself. He is only 5 and often asks me how to draw specific animals, insects, and science related things. Lately, I have been [...]

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, [...]

Free Spring and Easter Math Center {Bunny Themed}

free printable bunny and spring math center roll, count, cover

Need a new spring math center? This bunny math game works well as both an Easter math center and a spring math center. Differentiate this activity with your kindergarteners and first graders by adding two or three numbers with dice. Play this Bunny Roll, Count, and Cover math center with up to 4 students.  Encourage [...]

Our Favorite Spring Read-Alouds and Spring Emergent Readers

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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 [...]

How to Differentiate Writing for New Writers

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One of our readers asked us advice on how to differentiate writing for her kindergartener.  Our reader was told that her daughter needed more support in writing.  Anyone familiar with the new common core standards for kindergarten knows the rigor placed on our little ones now.  Any kindergarten teacher understands that the levels of students’ [...]

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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