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Erase-a-Rhyming Number or Shape Freebie! Posted on 20 Oct 09:52 , 0 comments

Erase a Rhyming Number or Shape Freebie! - HeidiSongsErase a Rhyming Number or Shape Freebie! - HeidiSongsToday I am happy to share a new FREE activity that helps kids practice rhyme, numbers, and shapes all at the same time!  It’s called Erase a Rhyming Number or Shape, but the activity can be done by erasing, tracing, … Continue reading

Fun Last Week of School Activities- STEM & More! Posted on 16 Jun 12:00 , 0 comments

Fun Last Week of School Activities- STEM & More!Fun Last Week of School Activities- STEM & More!In this post, I will share some of the fun things we did during our last week or two of school.  These were all done in my second grade class, but many could be done with younger students, too, right? … Continue reading

Fairy Tale CASTLE Craftivity! (Freebie!) Posted on 21 Apr 08:00 , 0 comments

Fairy Tale CASTLE Craftivity! (Freebie!)Fairy Tale CASTLE Craftivity! (Freebie!)Are you reading fairy tales??? Last week, I shared with you how to make CUTE fire-breathing dragon heads! Today, I’ll be sharing a simple castle project as a fun addition to the theme! PLUS, a link to a knight, princess, … Continue reading

Bunny Teeth Subtraction (Freebie!) Posted on 31 Mar 09:17 , 0 comments

Bunny Teeth Subtraction (Freebie!) - HeidiSongsBunny Teeth Subtraction (Freebie!) - HeidiSongsAre you ready for a fun, new, spring math activity? I had a brainstorm last week and came up with this little gem: Bunny Teeth Subtraction! I’m so excited for this, because it reminds me of Shark Teeth Addition ($3 download!) … Continue reading

Teaching Kids About Authors & Illustrators Posted on 15 Jul 12:02 , 0 comments

Teaching Kids About Authors & IllustratorsTeaching Kids About Authors & IllustratorsTeaching kids about authors and illustrators can be both fun and frustrating.  Sometimes it’s hard for children to remember the separate jobs of authors and illustrators, especially kids in Kindergarten and first grade.  One thing that makes it a little … Continue reading

Teaching First Graders to Write an Insect Report (Freebie!) Posted on 29 Apr 10:40 , 0 comments

  Have you ever wondered if there is a relatively easy way to teach children to write their first report?  Well, YES- I believe that there is!  Scaffolding the process is the key.  If each step is taught and each paragraph written … Continue reading

CVC Spinners: Word Building FUN! (Freebies!) Posted on 19 Feb 13:47 , 0 comments

CVC Spinners! freebie, DIY, three letter words, sight words, download, ideaCVC Spinners! freebie, DIY, three letter words, sight words, download, idea  Today I am going to tell you about a really FUN, new idea that we cooked up called CVC Spinners!  CVC Spinners are optical illusion word building manipulatives that are technically known as thaumatropes!  Never heard of a thaumatrope, … Continue reading

One Homework Packet for Two Grade Levels: Here’s How! (Freebies!) Posted on 09 Oct 08:07 , 0 comments

One Homework Packet for Two Grade Levels- Here's How!One Homework Packet for Two Grade Levels- Here's How!  Differentiating homework assignments easily and efficiently may seem like something that cannot be done, but I have actually figured out a system for doing just that!   And it’s not that hard!  I’ve been doing it for the last few … Continue reading

Mother’s Day Guided Drawing PLATES! Posted on 01 Mar 08:19 , 0 comments

Mother's Day Guided Drawing - HeidiSongsMother's Day Guided Drawing - HeidiSongsToday, I am going to tell you how you can help your class make their own Mother’s Day Guided Drawing plates!  This was an easy, one day project for my Kindergarten class.  All I had to do was collect $7.00 … Continue reading

What Are They Doing While I’m Testing? Posted on 03 Jun 07:54 , 0 comments

What Are They Doing While I’m Testing?What Are They Doing While I’m Testing?  It’s been a really busy week, so this blog is going to be a quick one!  We had our Wide Mouthed Frog  play on Thursday night, and it went really well!  But I’ll be telling you more about that … Continue reading