Daily Schedule Cards for the Board

This year I created my own daily schedule cards for my classroom. It has saved me a lot of time not having to erase and rewrite the schedule every day before I leave work. After I found some clipart and digital designs that I wanted to use, I created these files with Microsoft Publisher.

  If you haven’t used Microsoft Publisher to create files, you are missing out! It’s such an easy and wonderful program to use.  I know that many teachers use Microsoft Powerpoint to create their files, however, this integrates the capabilities of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint into one, except Microsoft Publisher isn’t presentation software.

 Ahhh, but I digress…. I printed these labels onto white cardstock, trimmed them to size, then laminated them and place magnets on the back. I have a magnetic basket on my classroom board where I store the extras.

If you’re interested in these Chevron daily schedule cards, please check out my TPT site. I can also customize these to fit your classroom theme. Click here to download these for FREE on TPT or click on the picture below. They include 16 different tasks for the day as well as a few blank templates to add your own text to them.


Number Bonds!

Our school district adopted Engage New York as our math curriculum.  One of the ways in which we teach addition and subtraction is through the use of number bonds.  In order to assist students in meeting Common Core Math Standards, I developed a Number Bond Math Center.  The center features five and ten frames in a variety of formats, along with number bonds.  The students in my classroom have really enjoyed using this and it has provided them with additional practice putting numbers together and taking them apart. Click on the picture below to see the Number Bonds Center Activity in my TPT store, or click here.



Last year I struggled a lot with trying to find the right word sorts for my students.  I found some on TPT, but they weren’t exactly what I was looking for.  So…..I made my own!  I started making these about half way through last school year, so now I am playing catch up with the beginning of the school year phonics skills.

What I like best about these word sorts, as opposed to others, is that they include a word bank, pictures, and a line to practice writing the word.  Many word sorts just offer pictures or just offer words to be sorted by word family.

These sorts  challenge students first to say the word while looking at the picture, then to match the written word to the picture.  Another thing I LOVE about this is that students not only practice spelling, and reading, but also using their fine motor skills through cutting and writing. 

Click on the link to download this freebie or click here.

short a word sort


Welcome to my blog! I’ll be posting lots of first grade freebies as well as a lot of ideas and links to my Teacher’s Pay Teacher’s Store.

To get started I thought I’d share my first freebie!  I created a Read, Make, Write activity for students.  In this activity students will read the word, make the word with Scrabble tiles or magnetic letters, and then practice writing the word on the line.  As an extension, students can take each word and practice it in a sentence.  These can be printed and used as individual work, or printed on card stock, laminated, and used at a center.

Click on the picture to download or click on the link here.