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Math Facts Mastery:  5 Tips to Use in Your Classroom Today!

Math Facts Mastery: 5 Tips to Use in Your Classroom Today!

Math Facts Mastery: An often-visited topic at PLC meetings, parent-teacher conferences, and in the teacher's lounge. Just how can a teacher get those math facts to stick? Over time teachers have gotten creative to provide math fact mastery strategies that are more...

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Math Fact Mastery: Teacher to Teacher Advice

Math Fact Mastery: Teacher to Teacher Advice

When children fail to master basic math facts, they often struggle with multi-step, higher-level math concepts in later grades.  So what are the best ways to help kids master their math facts?  We asked hundreds of veteran teachers this very question in our...

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How to Support Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom

How to Support Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom

These days it’s more apparent than ever that social and emotional learning (SEL) is an essential part of a child’s physical and mental health, as well as academic achievement. Teachers agree that weaving SEL instruction into daily classroom routines is an important...

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Digital Toothy on Seesaw – How to Assign

Digital Toothy on Seesaw – How to Assign

Teachers are loving that they can assign Digital Toothy on Seesaw! This post walks you through, step by step, how to assign Digital Toothy on Seesaw. There is a video tutorial and a written tutorial for you below. Disclaimer: The directions below are given for...

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2nd Grade Math Worksheets – No Prep!

2nd Grade Math Worksheets – No Prep!

Do you need some printable (or digital) 2nd grade math worksheets? Look not further! Lucky Little Learners has math worksheets for addition, subtraction, place value, money, time, measurement, rounding, graphing, and more! Check them out below! These math worksheets...

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Four Easy to Implement Reading Comprehension Strategies

Four Easy to Implement Reading Comprehension Strategies

What are the best ways to support students who struggle with reading comprehension? The answer is not always straightforward, because one tool may work really well for one student, while something totally different works best for another! Honestly, sometimes the key...

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Last Minute Student Gift Ideas

Last Minute Student Gift Ideas

Tis' the season...for grading, writing report cards, creating parent gifts, making all the art, AND spreading kindness and cheer. One way teachers do this is giving a student gift. While this is not a requirement, it is FUN! Below you will find several ideas for easy,...

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How to Print Poster-Sized Anchor Charts

How to Print Poster-Sized Anchor Charts

Do you have some PDF resources that would make fantastic anchor charts? But, you’ve never actually made them into charts - because that would require some serious art skills (and time!!)  Well, did you know that it's possible (and super quick!) to print your...

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A New Way to Use Digital Literacy Centers

A New Way to Use Digital Literacy Centers

Literacy centers are a fantastic way to keep our students practicing phonics, grammar, reading, and writing skills. They’re creative and FUN - and with all the awesome digital options, kids are engaged more than ever during center time!  But, with so many...

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Jamboard Ideas and Activities for Teachers

Jamboard Ideas and Activities for Teachers

Teachers and students are experimenting with TONS of websites, platforms, games and apps during this season of distance learning. Throughout all of this, one platform seems to be finding its way to the top of many teachers' favorite tech tool lists. What is this...

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Christmas in the Classroom: Ideas for ELA and Math

Christmas in the Classroom: Ideas for ELA and Math

Children’s’ eyes light up during the holiday season - especially when they get to engage in special holiday activities at school. But, these days, many teachers are feeling the pressure to continue with regular standards-based instruction.   Guess what? You...

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Google Sheets Tips for Teachers

Google Sheets Tips for Teachers

Have you discovered the power of Google Sheets in your classroom? Google Sheets is one of my favorite yet often under-utilized products in Google Suite for Education. Check out some of these Google Sheets Tips for Teachers to get you started using Sheets! Change the...

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Digital Math and Literacy Centers on SeeSaw

Digital Math and Literacy Centers on SeeSaw

Using digital Math and Literacy centers with your lucky little learners helps them practice skills related to reading, writing, number sense, basic skills, and more! How can you make your digital Math and Literacy centers even more engaging for your students? Add them...

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Using the Q&A Feature on Google Slides

Using the Q&A Feature on Google Slides

Google Slides has a feature that makes it easy for you to get responses from every student in your class, even the ones that struggle to speak out. The Q&A feature on Google Slides has so many practical uses for students, even in primary grades. Here's how to get...

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Activities for Practicing Two-Digit Addition

Activities for Practicing Two-Digit Addition

Two-digit addition is a tough concept for second graders. All of a sudden, there are multiple steps and numbers to keep straight, and the concept of addition can go from simple to complicated when kids are first learning this skill.  For this reason, students...

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Engaging (and Easy to Prep) Phonics Center Activities

Engaging (and Easy to Prep) Phonics Center Activities

What’s an engaging and effective way to ensure your students are practicing their phonics skills every day in class? Including a phonics center in your regular literacy center rotations! Phonics centers are an awesome way to get kids practicing phonics concepts...

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Virtual Teaching Must Haves

Virtual Teaching Must Haves

Distance Teaching/Learning is the new (temporary) norm for many teachers and students this school year. Teaching from home or through the screen, while it has its challenges, can be very successful. How? Love, sweat, tears...and the right tools! Check out our favorite...

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Easy Way To Make an Audio Recording into a Video

Easy Way To Make an Audio Recording into a Video

You can easily make your own audio recording to share to YouTube, embed in Google Forms, or use on other apps or platforms that allow videos but not audio recordings. There's no need to sit in front of the camera or do a screen recording. Here is an easy way to make...

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Free Distance Learning Assignment Template

Free Distance Learning Assignment Template

Distance teaching is hard! We get it! Let us take away half the work. Check out this free (editable) distance learning daily assignment template AND tips on how to use it. Editing the Look of the Template This template has editable boxes such as the date, teacher...

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New and FUN Ways to Practice Sight Words

New and FUN Ways to Practice Sight Words

We all know how important it is to our young students’ reading fluency and comprehension to be able to immediately recognize high-frequency (sight) words. So it’s time well spent to include sight word practice in our students weekly classwork! But, for many kids, the...

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11 Virtual Birthday Ideas (Classroom Ideas Included!)

11 Virtual Birthday Ideas (Classroom Ideas Included!)

Whether you are teaching virtually or in person, it is SO important to celebrate those student birthdays! Remember how special birthdays were as a kid?? (How many of us now enjoy turning 29 year after year?!) But is it possible to celebrate a virtual birthday? It is!...

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Writing Mini-Lessons That Stick

Writing Mini-Lessons That Stick

Do you ever feel like no matter how many times you model a type of writing or a basic writing convention, your students are continually making the same mistakes once they’re released to write on their own? And no matter how carefully you teach the skill, or how...

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Adding a PDF to Google Slides

Adding a PDF to Google Slides

Google Slides is my go-to for student activities in Google Classroom and Seesaw (and really, any other learning platform)! Of course, I have so many student-friendly activities available in PDF format, but to make them interactive for students, it's a great idea to...

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Halloween Ideas for the Classroom

Halloween Ideas for the Classroom

October is here and teachers are hard at work looking for ways to keep learning fun. If you are looking for Halloween ideas for the classroom, this post has some great options! Ghost Spelling Grab your spelling list or phonics pattern for the week and get ready to...

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Advanced Google Forms Tips

Advanced Google Forms Tips

Google Forms are such a great tool for virtual or in person teachers! They can collect data, be used as assessments or for differentiation. Did you know they could do EVEN more? Watch & read below for Advanced Google Forms tips and tricks! Creating a...

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Assigning Only One or a Few Slides in Google Slides

Assigning Only One or a Few Slides in Google Slides

If you have a long Google Slides presentation, you may not want to assign the whole thing to students. For example, if you use the monthly writing prompts from the Lucky Little Toolkit, there are prompts for the whole year. You may just want to choose one, a few for...

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How to Make Unlimited Copies of an Object

How to Make Unlimited Copies of an Object

When teaching virtually it is so important to use manipulatives to aid instruction. However, it can be SO time consuming to copy and paste enough copies of the virtual manipulative to use in the lesson. (Not to mention it makes your resource look sloppy!) Have no...

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Student Responses in Google Forms

Student Responses in Google Forms

Google forms are a GREAT way to interact with students during distance learning or just when using technology in the school setting. They are a quick way to assess student knowledge. The best part of Google Forms? Seeing the student's responses! Read & watch below...

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Outdoor Learning-Get Outside!

Outdoor Learning-Get Outside!

Teachers this year are faced with arguably the TOUGHEST year of their careers. (Hey first year teachers...guess what? We are ALL first year teachers this year!) Teaching during a pandemic is challenging, emotionally heavy, and causes anxiety in many teachers. Even...

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Splitting a PDF File

Splitting a PDF File

When teaching virtually it can be beneficial to pull from many different resources for lessons. Some PDF file resources are full of amazing content, but this can also mean they are LONG! Want to use a few specific pages of a PDF file in your lesson? We have the...

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Classroom and Online Morning Routines and Ideas

Classroom and Online Morning Routines and Ideas

A classroom morning routine is going to be the key to starting the school day. Routines provide students with a predictable structure that sets them up for success every single day. Whether you are teaching in the classroom or online this year, we have gathered some...

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How to Teach Perseverance

How to Teach Perseverance

Some people call it GRIT; some call it a growth mindset. No matter what you call it, our students need to learn perseverance. Perseverance is that ability to keep going when things are tough. Even if students don’t achieve or master something right away, they can keep...

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How to Add Audio to Google Slides

How to Add Audio to Google Slides

Google is my go-to for classroom tech! Delivering lessons and assignments on Google Slides is so simple, but it’s important to give verbal instruction for our auditory lucky little learners. Of course, it's also nice for your distance learners to hear your voice when...

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Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

Help your lucky little learners reinforce math skills this year whether they are in your physical classroom or participating in online learning. These free math apps and websites will get your students excited about learning Math! Look through the list to see which...

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Must-Have Children’s Books and Videos About Self-Control

Must-Have Children’s Books and Videos About Self-Control

Teaching kids to have good self-control by keeping their hands to themselves and to not speak out of turn can be difficult to do. A lot of the time kids don't realize that blurting out answers or statements is disruptive and touching things or pestering classmates is...

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The First Week of Virtual Teaching

The First Week of Virtual Teaching

The school year of 2020 will be one for history books. And while we know this and can sit back in awe at the fact that we are living through history, this doesn't change the fact that teachers need to navigate through this time and still teach worthwhile lessons. To...

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Must-Have Children’s Books and Videos About Cooperation

Must-Have Children’s Books and Videos About Cooperation

Teaching kids about cooperation and working together is so important while they are young. Being able to be a team player and work with others is something that will help kids in all aspects of life. This selection of books and videos will work as building blocks to...

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Digital Stickers with Google Classroom and SeeSaw

Digital Stickers with Google Classroom and SeeSaw

Teachers are finding ways to get creative when it comes to rewarding their students while distance learning. Whether you are full or part time distance learning, digital stickers could be what you are looking for! Digital stickers can be used on Google Classroom or...

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Must-Have Books and Videos About Manners

Must-Have Books and Videos About Manners

Do you feel like getting your students to say please and thank you is an impossible task? Well, these books and videos are here to help with that! Each of the following resources is focused on teaching little ones to use good manners in their daily lives, making your...

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Google Apps Tips and Tricks for Teachers

Google Apps Tips and Tricks for Teachers

Teachers are faced with the immediate need to use Google apps for their teaching as of lately. Google apps such as Google Slides and Google Forms are wonderful tools to bring learning and assignments to your students. Consider this article a vault of video tutorials...

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Must-Have Children’s Books and Videos About Kindness

Must-Have Children’s Books and Videos About Kindness

Kindness is an essential social emotional skill for kids to learn early. It's something that can be taught with both actions and words and learning to be kind is a skill they will use and benefit from every day. Learning the little effects that kindness can have on a...

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Lucky Little Toolkit (Lifesaver!)

Lucky Little Toolkit (Lifesaver!)

Back to School. A time of year when teachers get all the feels. Excited to start a new year with new students. Nervous for that first day of school! Sadness watching the last few sunny summer days slip away. This year adds in a new level of feelings. Covid-19 has...

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