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If you’ve gotten this far and want some help and ideas for teaching kids in the classroom, here are some of my most popular posts.
Teaching ideas for the proud primary teacher
For teaching math…
❤ You want to start the year off right: Build number sense with these hands-on ideas
❤ It’s time to teach addition and subtraction: Try these activities to tackle equations to 20
❤ Kids learn best with hands-on tools: Find out what math manipulatives are must-haves in my classroom
❤ You want to juice up your math lessons with children’s books: These books will help you teach math concepts
❤ You’re frustrated with your math program and need something that works: Try Mindful Math!
For teaching literacy…
❤ Teach children who struggle with their letters? Try these creative ways to help them learn the alphabet
❤ Want to incorporate poetry but don’t know where to start? Here is the ultimate poetry guide for primary teachers
❤ You want to get that reading program organized and on its way: Create home reading folders and get set up like this…
❤ Teaching sight words is important! Do you know where to start? These fresh and fun ideas are just right
For teaching social-emotional skills…
❤ Want your students to build social-emotional skills? Here is the ultimate SEL guide for primary teachers
❤ You want a growth mindset classroom: Build it with these growth mindset books and videos
❤ Wondering where the kindness has gone? These lessons on kindness will help
❤ You strive to build classroom community: Add classroom meetings to your routine
For teaching directed drawing…
❤ Give me all the directed drawing goodness! It’s all here in this ultimate guide
❤ Need help justifying their use in the classroom? These 5 reasons for using directed drawings will turn around any skeptic
For classroom management…
❤ You want to kick-butt with your management: Use tools like these to effectively manage any classroom
❤ Want to stay away from punitive strategies? Think positive with these 10 tips and tricks
❤ Tired of spending money on rewards that lack motivation? Try these creative and cost-effective rewards for kids
❤ Struggle with transitions? 5 helpful ways to transition in school
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