Are you looking for ideas to make your classroom holiday party a success? Check out these seven tips that will help you plan and execute an amazing party everyone will enjoy. From food ideas to games, we've got you covered!

Seven Tips for an Easy and Fun Classroom Holiday Party

The holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate with your students! But if you’re anything like me, the thought of planning a party for 20+ kiddos can be daunting. Never fear! With a little planning and these six easy tips, you’ll be on your way to hosting a stress-free classroom holiday party that your students will love. 1. Keep it Simple The holidays are already a busy time for you

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Ways to Teach Greater Than and Less Than

Ok, you’ve made it over the hump of teaching basic place value, so now it’s time to build onto that skill. Number comparison (greater than and less than) is a skill that usually comes soon after teaching basic place value. And whether you were one of the teachers that loved teaching place value or one of the teachers that didn’t, we can all usually agree that comparing numbers and ordering

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Activities for Teaching Place Value in First Grade

There are two types of teachers in this world – Teachers that love to teach place value and teachers that don’t.  Ok, there’s definitely more than two types of teachers, but you get what I mean. Show of hands of those who love teaching place value in first grade? Show of hands that don’t? See what I mean? Definitely a house divided. One of the most vital foundational skills to

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How To De-Stress Your Class Holiday Party

We’ve all been to a class holiday party. Well, 99% of us at least. The plates and napkins get passed out; Next comes all of the junk food, and then the movie. As a student, these were the fun days. As a teacher, these are some of the more stressful days. In theory, it doesn’t seem like it should be stressful. Teachers are used to passing out materials and showing

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Are you looking for ideas to make your classroom holiday party a success? Check out these seven tips that will help you plan and execute an amazing party everyone will enjoy. From food ideas to games, we've got you covered!

Seven Tips for an Easy and Fun Classroom Holiday Party

The holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate with your students! But if you’re anything like me, the thought of planning a party for 20+ kiddos can be daunting. Never fear! With a little planning and these six easy tips, you’ll be on your way to hosting a stress-free classroom holiday party that your students will love. 1. Keep it Simple The holidays are already a busy time for you

read more »

Ways to Teach Greater Than and Less Than

Ok, you’ve made it over the hump of teaching basic place value, so now it’s time to build onto that skill. Number comparison (greater than and less than) is a skill that usually comes soon after teaching basic place value. And whether you were one of the teachers that loved teaching place value or one of the teachers that didn’t, we can all usually agree that comparing numbers and ordering

read more »

Activities for Teaching Place Value in First Grade

There are two types of teachers in this world – Teachers that love to teach place value and teachers that don’t.  Ok, there’s definitely more than two types of teachers, but you get what I mean. Show of hands of those who love teaching place value in first grade? Show of hands that don’t? See what I mean? Definitely a house divided. One of the most vital foundational skills to

read more »

How To De-Stress Your Class Holiday Party

We’ve all been to a class holiday party. Well, 99% of us at least. The plates and napkins get passed out; Next comes all of the junk food, and then the movie. As a student, these were the fun days. As a teacher, these are some of the more stressful days. In theory, it doesn’t seem like it should be stressful. Teachers are used to passing out materials and showing

read more »

How to Teach Counting to 120 in First Grade

Some of the very first math skills children learn revolve around counting.  Counting to 120 is something that sounds so easy, but in reality, is so much more than just saying numbers in sequential order and calling it a day. Gone are the days when we stood up in front of the class counting each number one by one. Well, I shouldn’t say the days are gone. The days are

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Tips for Teaching How to Read and Write Numbers to 100

Read and write numbers to 100 is a skill that sounds so simple but can actually be a touch challenging for students. Such a sneaky, sneaky standard. Students are expected to read numbers in standard form, word form, and expanded form while writing numbers in standard and expanded form up to 100. What’s the tricky part you ask? *insert drum roll…..* Reading numbers in word form at this age level

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