Year 1

Collection by Emma Ashley

Emma Ashley
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A Teenage Dream kind of mood...

I am in a good mood because: 1. Today was the second day of the entire school year I had in my classroom alone, no students. Finally, got that work done I cannot accomplish with them in the classroom! (Besides the time I show up early or stay late to prepare for my weekly lessons) But I got to do some house cleaning! 2. I am wearing this bomb nail polish that has put Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" in my head on repeat. I can't even lie to you... I have really enjoyed seeing my nails sparkle on…

Making a 10 to Add step by step instructions on how to teach it in fun ways and lots of awesome ideas and resources to do it with!

Making a 10 to Add

Making a 10 to Add is a great math strategy to help students mentally add bigger numbers. It's a skill I picked up somewhere along the way i...

Love this for objectives/ aka standards or for goal setting

P-Interesting Projects for the Classroom!

I know I haven't been a consistent blogger this summer, but I have been super busy between my summer nannying job and enjoying time at the b...

great way to display objectives

F is for First Grade

So I haven't blogged in what seems like eternity (over a year!!). My new (school) year's resolution is to post at least once a month. That sounds doable, right? Correct? Answer me!... Aw, there's probably nobody reading this poor blog anymore. I'll have to work on that with a little freebie! :) I helped with a little math PD at my school this week and I shared some things I'm using for fact fluency for my little firsties. I've loved many of Kathy Gursky's ideas from for…

Teacher's Pet – Ideas & Inspiration for Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2) | ‘I Can Write a…’

Teacher's Pet » Classroom Inspiration

Welcome to Teacher's Pet your one stop shop for all of the very best in classroom resources including, posters, labels, games, activities, challenge cards, bunting and so, so much more!

French and Spanish Displays

Twitter board, levels sheets, a range of vocab etc. Challenge capsules - to be printed and cut out and put into individual tubs - you can get packs of tubs...

Creative area, where children can self select their own resources according to what they want to create. #abcdoes

Creative area, where children can self select their own resources according to what they want to create. #abcdoes


Monday Made It, Classroom Pictures, and Craftivities! - Learning in Wonderland

I just finished up my second week of school and I’m exhausted already! It’s always rough starting up the year in AZ because we usually have heat advisories and the kids can’t go out to play for recess. The energy has to come out one way or another and it’s usually tough to teach during ... Read More about Monday Made It, Classroom Pictures, and Craftivities!

A Love for Teaching: Fast Finisher Done Jar!

Fast Finisher Done Jar!

I found the idea for a "done jar" on pinterest here and fell in love! Now that it is summer I have time to make my own! Save your peanut ...

Little Bird Kindergarten: April 2013-Jack and the Beanstalk activities

April 2013

Moving forward! Out with the cute and fluffy and on to the Sea Turtles! It felt GOOD today to clean up after our furry friends went back to the feed store farm. The teacher farmer was ready for them to go home! We started out with the Sea Turtle close reading, and read the Gail Gibbons book Sea Turtles. We started our can/have/are anchor chart and next week we'll be ready for making annotations from the close read, and then writing facts. We'll also do our sea turtle writing craftivity, they…

Challenge in continuous provision using Mini Me's... create a challenge area with Mini Me's stuck to the wall. Each week the type of challenge changes  staff just move the Mini Me's around to create differentiated groups, depending on what the new challenge is - from ABC Does (",)

Challenge in Continuous Provision

Challenge in Continuous Provision can be a tricky old thing. It is hard to get that balance between 'encouraging' children to take on a challenge whilst maintaining a high level...

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A Cupcake for the Teacher

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