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Teachers, looking for ideas for your elementary classroom? Check out my board for a unique collection of tips, tricks, and resources for elementary teachers. Being a teacher is challenging, we all need fresh ideas!

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Looking for a digital word work center to use while teaching elementary kids online? Distance learning has made magnetic letter activities impossible. This is a virtual version of the magnetic letter centers you use with your kindergarten, first grade, and second grade kids. A simple and easy way for kids to practice spelling words with long vowels, cvce spelling patterns, and vowel teams. Self-checking word cards let kids complete the activity on their own.

Digital Word Work | Long Vowels

Looking for a digital alternative to your magnetic letter activities? Check out these digital word work centers to use as you teach long vowel words during distance learning. Your students will be practicing essential decoding and blending skills as they build CVCe words with moveable letters. Assig...

Need digital activities to help your students work with teen numbers during distance learning? This interactive google slides activity will give your kids the hands on practice they need with this place value skill. Common core aligned to kindergarten and first grade math standards. Students will use ten frames and drag and drop manipulatives to make teen numbers in a simple but fun and engaging way! No prep needed by the teacher. Assign through google classroom and your done!
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Teen Numbers Digital Activity

Need digital activities to help your students work with teen numbers during distance learning? This interactive google slides activity will give your kids the hands on practice they need with this place value skill. Common core aligned to kindergarten and first grade math standards. Students will use ten frames and drag and drop manipulatives to make teen numbers in a simple but fun and engaging way! No prep needed by the teacher. Assign through google classroom and your done!

Wondering how to maintain work/life balance while teaching from home? Check out these easy tips to help manage it all during distance learning. Your work should not take over your home life just because you are now working from home. Teaching is hard enough, you need some time for yourself at the end of the day.

How to Teach From Home

When I decided to become a teacher, I definitely did not think I would ever work from home. In fact, when my daughter was a baby I was super jealous of anyone who was able to work from home. It sounded ideal but I always thought it was impossible! 2020 has shown us all that a lot of things we thought were impossible are actually just very difficult. So what can we do to keep our sanity while we are teaching from home? Keep reading for tips to make this all more manageable. Designate a Space…

Wondering how to maintain work/life balance while teaching from home? Check out these easy tips to help manage it all during distance learning. Your work should not take over your home life just because you are now working from home. Teaching is hard enough, you need some time for yourself at the end of the day.

How to Teach From Home

When I decided to become a teacher, I definitely did not think I would ever work from home. In fact, when my daughter was a baby I was super jealous of anyone who was able to work from home. It sounded ideal but I always thought it was impossible! 2020 has shown us all that a lot of things we thought were impossible are actually just very difficult. So what can we do to keep our sanity while we are teaching from home? Keep reading for tips to make this all more manageable. Designate a Space…

Looking for a digital word work center to use while teaching elementary kids online? Distance learning has made magnetic letter activities impossible. This is a virtual version of the magnetic letter centers you use with your kindergarten, first grade, and second grade kids. A simple and easy way for kids to practice spelling words with long vowels, cvce spelling patterns, and vowel teams. Self-checking word cards let kids complete the activity on their own.

Digital Word Work | Long Vowels

Looking for a digital alternative to your magnetic letter activities? Check out these digital word work centers to use as you teach long vowel words during distance learning. Your students will be practicing essential decoding and blending skills as they build CVCe words with moveable letters. Assig...

Teachers, looking for a way to make prepping word work easy and simple? Keep your magnetic letters organized with cookie sheets and your students can practice spelling CVC words or CVCe words every day. An easy independent word work station to use while you are teaching guided reading in small groups. Or create an individual cookie sheet of magnetic letters for each kid in your class and use for daily word work activities. Fully no prep once you get your system organized. Word Work Stations, Letter Organizer, Cvce Words, Cookie Sheets, Word Work Activities, Magnetic Letters, Daily Word, First Grade Classroom, Guided Reading

Taking the Prep Out of Word Work – The No Prep Teacher

I’m all about reducing prep time to make teaching a more manageable profession. When I first started teaching, one of the things that took up the most time for me was preparing word work materials for my kids. I had this mess of a system that involved an ice cube tray and little pieces of paper with letters on them. Every afternoon I had to sort out the letters that the kids would need the next day and paper clip them together. It took absolutely forever and I ended up skipping word work a…

Wondering how to maintain work/life balance while teaching from home? Check out these easy tips to help manage it all during distance learning. Your work should not take over your home life just because you are now working from home. Teaching is hard enough, you need some time for yourself at the end of the day.

How to Teach From Home

When I decided to become a teacher, I definitely did not think I would ever work from home. In fact, when my daughter was a baby I was super jealous of anyone who was able to work from home. It sounded ideal but I always thought it was impossible! 2020 has shown us all that a lot of things we thought were impossible are actually just very difficult. So what can we do to keep our sanity while we are teaching from home? Keep reading for tips to make this all more manageable. Designate a Space…

Need some tips on how to deal with back to school stress? This is back to school season is especially difficult whether you are teaching virtually or in person. It is so important for teachers to manage their anxiety in healthy ways. Keeping a healthy work life balance is still essential even for those of us teaching from home due to covid 19 closures. I've shared some simple, easy to use tips for dealing with the stress of teaching during the first few months of the school year. School Stress, Work Life Balance, Back To School, Anxiety, Parenting, Teacher, Simple, Healthy, Easy

How to Manage Back to School Stress - The No Prep Teacher

Honestly, one of the most stressful times of the year for me is the back to school season. It’s always a shock to go from the slow, relaxed pace of summer to the nonstop, frantic pace of September. Over the years I’ve worked hard to develop some healthy coping strategies that help me deal with the stress of back to school season. Some days I still feel like I’m going to scream if I have to learn about yet another new program, but I’m generally able to get through those first few weeks…

Need some tips on how to deal with back to school stress? This is back to school season is especially difficult whether you are teaching virtually or in person. It is so important for teachers to manage their anxiety in healthy ways. Keeping a healthy work life balance is still essential even for those of us teaching from home due to covid 19 closures. I've shared some simple, easy to use tips for dealing with the stress of teaching during the first few months of the school year. Cat Health Care, Dog Health Tips, Health Advice, Plexus Solaire, School Stress, Burn Out, Headache Remedies, Veterinary Medicine, Home

How to Manage Back to School Stress - The No Prep Teacher

Honestly, one of the most stressful times of the year for me is the back to school season. It’s always a shock to go from the slow, relaxed pace of summer to the nonstop, frantic pace of September. Over the years I’ve worked hard to develop some healthy coping strategies that help me deal with the stress of back to school season. Some days I still feel like I’m going to scream if I have to learn about yet another new program, but I’m generally able to get through those first few weeks…

Elementary education is going virtual in a many places this back to school season and teachers and kids are stressed. Distance learning can be overwhelming for a lot of kids and it can be really difficult for them to learn on Zoom. Here are 4 easy ways that teachers can help their students get used to learning online. Reduce stress and anxiety around video learning whether you're using Zoom or Google Meets or another platform. Help your students get used to digital instruction. Second Grade Teacher, Meet The Teacher, First Grade Reading, First Grade Classroom, First Grade Math, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Learning, Balanced Literacy

Tips for Using Zoom to Teach

Zoom is pretty weird right? A lot of things about it make me super uncomfortable. I can tell you, from personal experience that many kids share my discomfort. Whether you’re using Zoom, or Google Meets, or some other platform to meet with your students virtually, I have no doubt that you will have some kids in your class who are pretty uncomfortable at the beginning. So let’s talk about some things we can do to make our little guys feel more comfortable in their virtual classroom. I’ve…

Looking for a digital word work center to use while teaching elementary kids online? Distance learning has made magnetic letter activities impossible. This is a virtual version of the magnetic letter centers you use with your kindergarten, first grade, and second grade kids. A simple and easy way for kids to practice spelling words with long vowels, cvce spelling patterns, and vowel teams. Self-checking word cards let kids complete the activity on their own.

Digital Word Work | Long Vowels

Looking for a digital alternative to your magnetic letter activities? Check out these digital word work centers to use as you teach long vowel words during distance learning. Your students will be practicing essential decoding and blending skills as they build CVCe words with moveable letters. Assig...

Looking for a digital word work center to use while teaching elementary kids online? Distance learning has made magnetic letter activities impossible. This is a virtual version of the magnetic letter centers you use with your kindergarten, first grade, and second grade kids. A simple and easy way for kids to practice spelling words with long vowels, cvce spelling patterns, and vowel teams. Self-checking word cards let kids complete the activity on their own.

Digital Word Work | Long Vowels

Looking for a digital alternative to your magnetic letter activities? Check out these digital word work centers to use as you teach long vowel words during distance learning. Your students will be practicing essential decoding and blending skills as they build CVCe words with moveable letters. Assig...

Looking for virtual word work activities to use during distance learning? These free digital word work centers will be perfect for you kindergarten, first grade, or second grade students. Use as cvc word literacy centers or for spelling. No need to worry about letter tiles storage or organization if you are using digital guided reading stations. Hands on activities so that your k, 1st, or 2nd grade kids can get the practice they need spelling sight words or following phonics patterns.

Word Work During Distance Learning – The No Prep Teacher

I’m a huge fan of magnetic letters for word work when we are in the school building. Since my school district is going to be fully virtual for at least the first semester, I had to think of an alternative to my cookie sheet/magnetic letter system. If you’re headed back to school check out my post on how to make these magical time saving devices here! To me the importance of word work for our little guys is all about the ability to manipulate letters to form words. It’s so important to have…

Teachers and parents, looking for ways to explain social distance rules to kids? These kid-friendly songs will explain our new normal without scaring young children. Perfect for preschool, kindergarten, or first grade kids. Includes hand washing printable, zoom rules for distance learning, six feet rules, and mask wearing songs. Totally free resource to help you whether you are teaching virtually or in person this back to school season. Second Grade Teacher, First Grade, Elementary Teacher, Elementary Education, Back To School, Kindergarten, Preschool, Songs, Teaching

Social Distancing Songs

No matter what part of the world you are in right now, your school is no doubt making some major changes for the upcoming year. Kids are expected to stay six feet apart, not share supplies, stay in their desks all day, and on and on. It’s overwhelming! However you might feel about these changes, you’re probably expected to teach the new rules to your students and enforce them, right? So let’s find a way to do that without scaring the heck out of our kids. Let’s face it, these little people…

Looking for a digital word work center to use while teaching elementary kids online? Distance learning has made magnetic letter activities impossible. This is a virtual version of the magnetic letter centers you use with your kindergarten, first grade, and second grade kids. A simple and easy way for kids to practice spelling words with long vowels, cvce spelling patterns, and vowel teams. Self-checking word cards let kids complete the activity on their own. Elementary Teacher, Elementary Education, Digital Word, Word Work Centers, Spelling Patterns, Magnetic Letters, Letter Activities, Spelling Words, Kids Online

Digital Word Work

Looking for a digital alternative to your magnetic letter activities? Check out these digital word work centers to use as you teach long vowel words during distance learning. Your students will be practicing essential decoding and blending skills as they build CVCe words with moveable letters. Assig...

Wondering how to maintain work/life balance while teaching from home? Check out these easy tips to help manage it all during distance learning. Your work should not take over your home life just because you are now working from home. Teaching is hard enough, you need some time for yourself at the end of the day. First Grade Teachers, Elementary Teacher, Elementary Education, Out Of Office Message, School Stress, Magnetic Letters, Becoming A Teacher, Teaching Time, Find Work

How to Teach From Home

When I decided to become a teacher, I definitely did not think I would ever work from home. In fact, when my daughter was a baby I was super jealous of anyone who was able to work from home. It sounded ideal but I always thought it was impossible! 2020 has shown us all that a lot of things we thought were impossible are actually just very difficult. So what can we do to keep our sanity while we are teaching from home? Keep reading for tips to make this all more manageable. Designate a Space…