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Classroom Library Organization Ideas

Classroom Library Organization Ideas

Are you ready to learn the BEST way to organize your classroom library? Here’s a little secret: there’s no right or wrong way to do it! No two classrooms are the same, and every teacher has different goals and needs. Experiment to find the system that works best for...

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Let’s Talk About the Classroom Sound Wall

Let’s Talk About the Classroom Sound Wall

Buzz words come and go in education. A phrase that's all over online teacher groups and making headlines right now is the "science of reading" or SoR. This post from Heggerty has a TON of amazing resources if you’d like to learn more about SoR. We all want to be the...

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14 Strategies for Teaching Addition

14 Strategies for Teaching Addition

Addition strategies are fantastic because they provide your students with tools to make computations easier and quicker. These strategies help develop fluency and a deeper number sense. This post covers the top tips and tricks for teaching the strategies 1st &...

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Grammar Center Activities for 2nd Grade

Grammar Center Activities for 2nd Grade

Grammar: A subject area that can be hard to keep engaging. Good news though! Lucky Little Learners has over 40 standards-based grammar center activities available to keep that grammar slump away! Read below to find out how our grammar center activities keep kids...

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Tools to Teach Place Value

Tools to Teach Place Value

Blocks, chips, mats, oh my! When it comes to teaching place value to first and second graders, there are so many tools to choose from. But which place value tools are best for your students? Let’s take a closer look at some of the top math manipulatives for place...

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Free No Prep Spelling Worksheets

Free No Prep Spelling Worksheets

Do you find yourself looking for ways to spice up the word workstations and/or spelling practice in your classroom? Better yet...are you looking for ways to do this without having to prep anything? Our spelling activities are the perfect solution. Try out our...

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Place Value Strategies for 1st and 2nd Grade

Place Value Strategies for 1st and 2nd Grade

Ready to dive into place value strategies with first and second graders? Try these top tips to explore place value in your classroom. Top 5 Place Value Strategies #1 - Daily Place Value Practice Make place value practice part of your daily classroom routine....

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Free Grammar Toothy Activity!

Free Grammar Toothy Activity!

When it comes time to teach grammar, many teachers feel frustrated. They plan tons of grammar activities in hopes of making the concepts stick, but find grammar activities are often dull and uninteresting for kids. If this sounds familiar, you're in luck! We have the...

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Setting Up A Daily School Routine

Setting Up A Daily School Routine

Ask any veteran teacher, “what’s the best way to create a positive and productive environment in your classroom?” and you’ll hear the same answer over and over. Setting up a daily school routine is crucial. Our young students thrive in a safe and consistent...

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Best Back to School Teacher Clothes on Amazon

Best Back to School Teacher Clothes on Amazon

We've got such a FUN community on Facebook! The trending topic this month has been to share the best teacher clothes that can be found on Amazon. You'll be shocked by how many fantastic options for new school clothes Amazon has for teachers! Read on for a list of all...

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How to Use Directed Drawings in the Classroom

How to Use Directed Drawings in the Classroom

Have you tried directed drawings with your students yet? They are a really fun way to work on following directions, fine motor skills, stamina, and focus. Additionally, most kids love drawing!  Despite our best efforts, there are always students in our class who...

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No Prep 2nd Grade Writing Prompts

No Prep 2nd Grade Writing Prompts

Do your students look at you and say, “I don’t know what to write!” or “I have nothing to write!”? Here at Lucky Little Learners, we've got quite a few great ideas for helping students develop into great writers. A resource we love? These 2nd grade writing prompts!...

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Summer Reading List for Teachers

Summer Reading List for Teachers

Summer is here and it's time to curl up with a nice book- or two or three! Our awesome community of teachers on Facebook had some great ideas for reading material. We've compiled a summer reading list of everything on the spectrum from professional development to fun...

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Phonics Centers for Second Grade

Phonics Centers for Second Grade

Are you tired of searching for engaging phonics centers? This bundle is your answer! These phonics centers for second grade are so versatile! They work perfectly for independent centers, small/intervention groups, and fast finishers. It is easy to implement phonics...

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2nd Grade Classroom Procedures (Part 1)

2nd Grade Classroom Procedures (Part 1)

Having basic classroom procedures in place can make your school days run so much more smoothly! Everyone knows where materials belong and what to do in common situations (like when your pencil needs to be sharpened or when it's time to walk in the hallway). This means...

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Free Color By Number Math Sheets

Free Color By Number Math Sheets

Love finding ways to keep your students engaged during independent work? Then do we have a new FREEBIE for you! Our free color by number sheets feature six pages of math engagement! Why use color by number sheets? Students love a variety of independent activities to...

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Spiral Math Review Freebie

Spiral Math Review Freebie

Spiral math review is perfect for morning work, homework, daily math review, and independent math centers. There are 3 levels of differentiation to make meeting your students where they are easier than ever. The best part? It's no prep. Just choose the level that fits...

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2nd Grade Classroom Procedures (Part 2)

2nd Grade Classroom Procedures (Part 2)

Having basic classroom procedures in place means fewer interruptions when teachers are working with kids, better organization, and lower stress overall! We asked veteran 2nd grade teachers to share their favorite classroom procedures and we got hundreds of fantastic...

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Free Math Game for 2nd Grade: Digital Toothy

Free Math Game for 2nd Grade: Digital Toothy

Self-paced and self-correcting math practice is a few clicks away! Your students will feel so lucky to have a fun way to practice their math skills using this Digital Math Toothy Freebie. This free math game for 2nd grade is compatible with any device and on any...

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Place Value Worksheets

Place Value Worksheets

For students to master skills such as addition and subtraction facts, knowing their place value is of utmost importance! Just like with any skill, the more place value is practiced, the better it is learned. But, daily repetitive place value practice can get boring...

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Free Phonics Toothy Games

Free Phonics Toothy Games

Phonics is such a key component for the little learners in our classrooms. We know that when students are given plenty of phonics instruction and practice they are better able to decode and spell. In addition, a strong grasp of phonics leads to significant improvement...

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Free 2nd Grade Math Centers and Launch Kit

Free 2nd Grade Math Centers and Launch Kit

Here at Lucky Little Learners, we are always looking for ways to bring the fun of learning to our math lessons! So that's just what we have done with our engaging 2nd grade math centers. Your students will have so much fun with these bright-colored and fast-moving...

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Free Phonics Worksheets

Free Phonics Worksheets

Lucky Little Learners has a product that is perfect for helping students learn those all-important phonics sounds: Phonics Mats. AND...you can try them for FREE! Keep reading to snag your set of free phonics worksheets! What's the best way to teach the numerous...

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The Lucky Little Teacher Toolkit

The Lucky Little Teacher Toolkit

Digging through stacks of anchor charts and messy little desks for reference materials is exhausting! The Lucky Little Toolkit has all the tools your students will need. It is a great option for BOTH classroom and distance learning. Think of it like a binder that has...

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Last Week of School Activities

Last Week of School Activities

Phew! The wildest school year is coming to a close. As we wind down it’s time to get some fun last week of school activities planned to celebrate making it through the chaos. Here’s a quick reference list to get the idea juices flowing. When possible there are...

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Tips For a New 2nd Grade Teacher

Tips For a New 2nd Grade Teacher

Are you a new 2nd grade teacher? Welcome to the BEST grade! Second graders love their teachers, love school, and are creative and funny! They are eager to learn and soak up content like sponges. Below are the best tips for taking on grade two and all the fun that...

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Best Read Alouds for 2nd Grade

Best Read Alouds for 2nd Grade

We know that reading aloud is crucial to literacy in the classroom. Whether through novel studies or engaging picture books these help us teach our students those literacy standards that are going to help them learn and grow! So, we created a "best read alouds for 2nd...

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Vocabulary & Context Clues Second Grade Reading Passages

Vocabulary & Context Clues Second Grade Reading Passages

Have you checked out the Second-Grade Reading Passages Bundle? The newest additions to this fantastic collection of reading passages focus on using context clues to determine the meaning of new vocabulary words.  As students move through second grade they begin...

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Beach Day Classroom Transformation

Beach Day Classroom Transformation

The end of the year is fast approaching! Teachers are wracking their brain trying to come up with end of the year activities. How about a classroom transformation? Classroom transformations are fun and leave your students with lasting memories of a fun-filled day!...

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Top Teaching Strategies: Story Structure

Top Teaching Strategies: Story Structure

The time has come to teach story structure! This can be a FUN and engaging comprehension skill to teach! Plus, teaching this skill helps with reading comprehension, close reading skills and story writing skills! What is story structure? Story structure is how a story...

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Free Sight Word Activities

Free Sight Word Activities

Sight words make up 50%-75% of the words in children's books. Wow! No wonder they are important for kids to know. Sight words are words that children need to memorize. Typically, they are not words that can be "sounded out" but instead must be learned by sight....

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No Prep Daily Grammar Practice in 2nd Grade

No Prep Daily Grammar Practice in 2nd Grade

Squeezing in daily grammar practice can be a struggle for teachers. Ideally, grammar skills should be practiced every day. This allows the students to retain the information and skills they are learning. Grammar Day by Day is a great option for teachers who want...

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Introducing Our New Early Finisher Packets

Introducing Our New Early Finisher Packets

Whenever it comes to our speedy students who finish early we are always looking for a way to help them keep learning. Whether you want to bulk up your activities for early finishers or have a great packet for summer review, this bundle of resources will help keep your...

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Tips For Teaching Point of View

Tips For Teaching Point of View

Point of view is a skill that can be viewed as overwhelming. How can you make sure your students retain the standard all while having fun? We've got tips for teaching, practicing, and assessing point of view that will make this concept simplified for you and your...

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End of the Year Memory Book

End of the Year Memory Book

We made it! Let’s say it louder because, after the hurricane of chaos that we all experienced in 2020, it’s deserved. WE MADE IT! This year has been the toughest year that many of us have experienced as educators. So, let’s end the year on a high note. What better way...

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Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom With Toothy!

Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom With Toothy!

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills are huge in the world of education right now. They are skills that are needed for a successful, productive and happy school year (and life!) for students and their classmates. There are SO many ways to incorporate these skills...

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Top Teaching Strategies: Nonfiction Text Structure

Top Teaching Strategies: Nonfiction Text Structure

Trying to spice up your reading instruction by using more nonfiction? Instruction in nonfiction can be the missing piece for many readers. One skill to work on is Nonfiction Text Structures! Why teach this skill? Teaching nonfiction text structure helps readers set a...

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5 Tips For Using Toothy in a Virtual or F2F Setting

5 Tips For Using Toothy in a Virtual or F2F Setting

We are in the middle of a crazy time in teaching. Some teachers have been teaching face-to-face all year and some are still distance learning - while others have bounced between the two all year or are teaching a mixture of students. Whew! No matter HOW you’re...

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No Stress with These 2nd Grade Math Worksheets

No Stress with These 2nd Grade Math Worksheets

Are you looking for an easy and no-prep set of 2nd grade math worksheets to help your students practice their math skills? Do you want the fun of an engaging math block without the hours spent on the hunt for the perfect resource? Look no further than right here! The...

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Earth Day Classroom Transformation!

Earth Day Classroom Transformation!

What a school year! It is hard to believe Earth Day (April 22nd) is already approaching! Earth day can be a fun day in the classroom. One way to make it even more fun - an Earth Day Classroom Transformation! Bring this important holiday to life by turning your...

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Teaching Sequencing

Teaching Sequencing

Sequencing may seem obvious to adults but for young students, it can be challenging to master. Teaching sequencing is vital because sequencing taps into higher-order thinking skills and helps our students more fully comprehend what they are reading. As our little...

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Toothy Tips and Outside-the-Box Ideas

Toothy Tips and Outside-the-Box Ideas

We love to use our Toothy Kits and we have so many options for how we can use them in the classroom. However, sometimes we love to learn those new and special ways that we can utilize this fun activity. We have 8 fun tips and outside-the-box ideas for using Toothy...

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Teaching Summarizing With Fiction

Teaching Summarizing With Fiction

When it comes to teaching summarizing, we often find our students looking at us with blank stares. Summarization is a literacy skill we use for every stage of our educational journey, but how can we teach summarizing in a way that our students truly understand it?...

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5 Spots Toothy Fits Perfectly into your Schedule

5 Spots Toothy Fits Perfectly into your Schedule

Are your students hooked on Toothy yet? If not, have you tried this engaging printable & digital resource in your classroom? Answer no to both questions? It is time to introduce Toothy into your schedule! Not sure how to fit it in? Check out these 5 perfect ways...

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2nd Grade ELA Activities Round-Up

2nd Grade ELA Activities Round-Up

Looking for some fun 2nd grade ELA activities that work on important skills and keep your students engaged? Look no further! Here’s a roundup of some of our great bundles and activity packs to incorporate into your reading and writing block. These resources are sure...

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Set Your Sights on These Sight Words Activities

Set Your Sights on These Sight Words Activities

When it comes to sight words, we all pour over all the latest Pinterest activities to make centers or lessons really come alive and pop! Why? Because we know that sight words are crucial to growing our student's comprehension and fluency rates. So, while we know it's...

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Inferencing Center Ideas

Inferencing Center Ideas

Teaching students to make inferences can be a chore but it doesn’t have to be! There are some seriously fun ways to introduce and practice the important comprehension skill of inferencing. Below is a list of both low prep activities and some that require a bit of...

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Top Teaching Strategies: Making Inferences

Top Teaching Strategies: Making Inferences

Making inferences is an abstract skill. It requires students to take what they already know (in their schema, or what we like to call their 'mental filing cabinet') and add it to what they hear and see in a story to figure out what the author is NOT saying. It takes...

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