Teaching Phonological Awareness | Blending Sounds

Teaching Phonological Awareness Blending sounds in kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms. Here are some fun activities you can do with your students in small group, as a student center, or as an intervention. See how we teach students onset and rime too! Phonological Awareness: Blending Sounds It is an exciting time in the classroom when […]

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Dragons Love Tacos Reading Lesson Ideas

Dragons Love Tacos Reading Lesson Ideas for 2nd grade. Reading comprehension strategies and responding to literature with these fun activities and ideas. Dragons Love Tacos Reading Lesson Ideas New York Times bestseller, Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin is so funny! Check out the engaging activities we’ve planned to go along with this book. Predicting […]

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The Best Digital Student Center Activities

Digital Student Center Activities for kindergarten and first-grade classrooms. These paper saving math and literacy skills centers, with response worksheets, will be a classroom favorite. Teachers prep a TON when it comes to student centers in the classroom. We like activities that allow students to work independently(well as independently as our sweet babies are capable […]

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The status of UK citizens in the EU after Brexit

An important implication of Brexit is the changing position of UK nationals in the EU-27. In this blog I will outline the proposed regulation on visa-free travel and discuss the residence of UK nationals for periods exceeding 90 days in the EU.

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Extending Rights and Growing Responsibilities

The environmental lawyer David Boyd has written a very interesting book about the gradual process of extending the legal concept of ‘rights’ to the non-human world: not only to animals, but also – for instance – to trees, rivers and whole eco-systems.

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Please Sir, may I have some more… guns

With each new school shooting, Trump (with the NRA) seems to capitalize on these tragedies to push the political agenda on gun control. The concepts of the precautionary principle and the politics of fear shape their policies

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WOOT! It’s the 100th Day of School!

100th Day of School Activities for kindergarten and first grade. Such a fun celebration! See how we celebrate with math centers, reading, writing, and a fun craft! Woo-hoo! It’s almost the 100th day of school! Are your students getting super excited about celebrating the 100th day? Make it a fun day filled with games, activities, […]

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Nerdy Birdy Tweets Close Reading

Second Grade Close Reading for Nerdy Birdy Tweets by Aaron Reynolds. Reading comprehension ideas with student response activities. Grammar, vocabulary, and a cute craft too! Nerdy Birdy Tweets by Aaron Reynolds is a new favorite of mine! Nerdy Birdy discovers the world of Tweetster and quickly learn a good lesson about friendship. Take a look […]

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The Best Digital Student Center Activities

Digital Student Center Activities for kindergarten and first-grade classrooms. These paper saving math and literacy skills centers, with response worksheets, will be a classroom favorite. Teachers prep a TON when it comes to student centers in the classroom. We like activities that allow students to work independently(well as independently as our sweet babies are capable […]

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Teaching Phonological Awareness | Syllables

Teaching Phonological Awareness Syllables in kindergarten and first grade. Teaching Phonological Awareness – Syllables Research tells us that reading and writing starts with a strong foundation in phonological awareness. Understanding syllables is a significant part of that foundation. There are three strategies I use when introducing and teaching syllables in kindergarten and first grade. For […]

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Catch That Cookie Lesson Ideas

Second Grade Reading Lessons for Catch That Cookie! This fun gingerbread version of the book provides an excellent and engaging close read and writing response activity for your 2nd-grade classroom. Fun craft too! Catch That Cookie by Hallie Durand is a great book about a boy who doesn’t believe that gingerbread men can run away. […]

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Indigenous injustice and the power of the land

David Peat argues that Native American and Western cultures have clashed from the beginning. The differences form the basis of disputes about land ownership, the outcome of which we all know, and even touches on the current environmental crisis.

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10 Winter Themed Bulletin Board Ideas

Winter bulletin board ideas for teachers! I have rounded up so fun winter-themed bulletin board ideas for your classroom! These would work great as December bulletin boards or January bulletin boards. Take a look at these wintry bulletin board ideas to bring a little warmth to your classroom or hallway. Winter bulletin board #1 Home […]

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How to teach phonological awareness

Phonological awareness activities that teach rhyming. Your kindergarten and first-grade students will love these fun lessons ideas to reinforce rhymes. These phonological awareness activities are great to use for reading intervention during your small group RTI time. Teaching Phonological Awareness Activities As teachers, we all understand the importance of creating strong phonological awareness in students. […]

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Polishing golden shares

A proposal introducing golden shares to influence the remuneration policy of banks has been resolutely rejected by the Dutch Minister of Finance, Wopke Hoekstra. This would not have been necessary if the four freedoms had been taken into account.

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