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No Worksheet Wednesday

March 5, 2015

What a crazy week it has already been! Between my 24 hours of traveling back from Florida to New Jersey and a professional development day yesterday, today was my first official day back with my first graders!  I’m trying to live in the land of denial and believe that we…

March Currently

March 2, 2015

Happy March everyone!  I can’t believe it’s already here, but I’m ready for it.  I want to celebrate the new month with Farley for a new currently! Listening:  Let me start off my saying I am NOT a spontaneous person!  But, my husband and family got together to surprise me with a…

Book Study-Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites!

March 1, 2015

I know that I’m a day late to link up but sometimes life gets in the way!  I am so excited to be a part of this book study with Elizabeth at Kickin’ It In Kindergarten and so many other inspiring bloggers.  My goal for this book study was to not only…

Five for Friday!

February 27, 2015

Did anyone else blink and now February is over?? I’m not sure that’s a bad things because this month has been a doozy!  I know that March is a long one but I’m looking forward to some excitement to come!  My birthday, all the fun of St. Patrick’s Day in the classroom,…

Wordless Wednesday-Place Value Tools!

February 26, 2015

Happy Hump Day everyone!  We are halfway there ohhhhhh living on a prayer!  Sorry, sometimes I spontaneously break out into song to catch the attention of my students.  I guess it’s no different over here on my blog =).  It’s just been one of those days! I’m so happy to…

Opinion Writing: How to Engage Your Students

February 24, 2015

This is the time of year where writing starts to click with my students.  They are more independent during writing workshop, they know to rely on partners rather than just the teacher for help, and they are furiously writing and not just drawing pictures…teacher truth. In the next few days…

Five for Friday!

February 21, 2015

Why is it always that the shortest weeks feel the longest?!  Wooh this one was a doozy between freezing temps, snow delays, and crazy kids, I am VERY happy to be celebrating the weekend.  So happy to be linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the fantastic Five For Friday! We…

Hands On Long Vowel Activities

February 19, 2015

So, this is how my day started…womp womp… A beautiful pixelated picture of my computer screen projected to my SMART board.  RIP SMART board screen.  I had a moment (maybe two or three, I’ll admit) of sheer panic.  WAIT teach without my SMART board, what was I going to do?!…

Retell A Story In Action with the Ist Family!

February 18, 2015

Okay Elsa the joke is over…the cold really does bother me anyway!  I think it goes without saying that it’s time for Spring to come rolling in.  I’m tired of the cold, craziness with the kids that comes with too much indoor recess, and a puppy who constantly wants to…

Five for Friday!

February 13, 2015

I can’t believe that after today Valentine’s Day parties and the 100th day will be over!  I’m really looking forward to celebrating with my lovelies today!  I’m excited for full day of meaningful activities infused with fun, spontaneity, and learning. HOWEVER, I’m slightly nervous that this all falls on Friday…

Hi! I’m Jayme! A former elementary teacher turned stay at home mom sharing toddler activities, mom tips, and educational resources to help you learn and play with your children. I believe in the power of PLAY and creating meaningful activities for you and your little ones to enjoy together.

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