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3 Must-Have Guided Reading Tools for New Readers

Let's talk about reading at home with a new reader. Can I be totally real and honest with you? Sometimes it hurts my ears.  Now, don't start judging me- I have three kids under 7 to read with every night.  So, I feel justified in this honest confession.  But, before you go sending me shaming [...]

What’s in my Teacher Bag? {Special Sounds, Fluency, & Blending}

Don't you just love a holiday weekend? We don't have any plans and I'm loving that!  Sometimes it's just nice to have a break from sports and activities to just relax at home. But, before we completely relax, I'm going to let you know what's in my teacher bag for next week. Special Sounds We've been covering [...]

What’s in my Teacher Bag? {Sight Words, Short Vowels, & Time}

We are moving right along this year!  With three kiddos homeschooling this year, I'm juggling a bit more than last year, but I think we've finally settled into a rhythm. Sight Words This week all my kiddos will be using this Stamp It, Trace It, Write It Activity.  The boys are really concentrating on not [...]

What’s in my Teacher Bag? {Phonics, Fluency, & Doubles}

Hi friends! Every week I'm going to have a feature on the blog called "What's in my teacher bag?"  This is an actual bag that is chock full of everything I'm using to supplement our school curriculum for the following week!   I love sharing these hands-on activities with you and my hope is that you [...]

Beginning of the Year Reading Games

Can you believe it's already time to go back to school?  My kiddos started back August 10th! We had a fantastic summer and I'm in a bit of denial about the organization, making lunches, and waking up early that happens on school days.  Our children attend a unique school, a University Model, where they go to [...]