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10 Morning Message Ideas

10 Morning Message Ideas

The classroom morning meeting is one of the most important parts of the school day. It is where students can share, connect, listen, laugh, and learn! A great morning meeting sets the tone for the day. Using a morning message is a fun way to engage your students and...

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Teaching Opinion Writing in the Primary Classroom

Teaching Opinion Writing in the Primary Classroom

As teachers, we know that our little learners have A LOT of opinions. Getting those opinions on paper and properly supported can be the tricky part. If you are entering your opinion writing unit or looking for some ways to change things up, you're in the right place!...

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Free Literacy Centers!

Free Literacy Centers!

Literacy is the foundation of the 2nd grade classroom. 2nd grade learners need the practice to master basic early literacy skills. These amazing free literacy centers are here to help! We've got exciting centers for grammar, phonics, reading, and writing. With print...

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Practice Writing Sentences with Sentence Scrambles

Practice Writing Sentences with Sentence Scrambles

Are your students struggling with producing complete sentences? Do they just need a little more reinforcement? Try Sentence Scrambles! Sentence Scrambles are an activity that my students love! They are a great way for your students to practice writing sentences and...

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How to Help Your Struggling Writers This Year

How to Help Your Struggling Writers This Year

The buzz in education right now is loud and clear. Teachers are very concerned about their incoming class of students - particularly with their struggling writers. We are hearing a lot of the following... "I can't believe how low these kids are...

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How to Teach Editing and Revising

How to Teach Editing and Revising

Why teach students to edit and revise their writing? In a nutshell, this important stage of the writing process gives students an opportunity to reflect on what they've written through a reader's eyes. Taking the time to revise will ensure ideas are presented in an...

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Teaching Strategies for Common and Proper Nouns

Teaching Strategies for Common and Proper Nouns

Nouns can be fun to teach! Especially when students realize that nouns are EVERYWHERE! For most students, the concept of nouns is an easy one to grasp. A great starting point is a classroom noun hunt! Once students know what a noun is, they can learn the difference...

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Geometry Worksheets for 2nd Grade

Geometry Worksheets for 2nd Grade

If you are looking for some no-prep geometry and fraction practice for your 2nd graders then these geometry worksheets are for you! With over 50 different activities your students will enjoy building on the skills they’ve been learning in class. These worksheets...

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Teaching Kids to Use Linking Words

Teaching Kids to Use Linking Words

Planning and preparing grammar lessons can be a struggle with a capital S! It can be difficult to keep students engaged in their grammar lessons and centers. One such grammar lesson that can be difficult to get students excited about is linking words. Never fear,...

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Morning Work Ideas to Implement Now!

Morning Work Ideas to Implement Now!

The buses have arrived and students shuffle into classrooms to take their seats. They wander around the room. "Now what?" the teacher asks. What do students do while waiting for the rest of the class to arrive and the day to officially start? Luckily, there is an easy...

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Teaching Narrative Writing in the Primary Classroom

Teaching Narrative Writing in the Primary Classroom

Want to know my favorite thing about teaching lower elementary? The stories they tell. Their brains at this age are so creative and wild and hilarious. You can ask your students to write you a story with sea animals and all of a sudden you’re being told an epic tale...

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Fall Early Finisher Activities

Fall Early Finisher Activities

A teacher just finished a well planned, thought out lesson. She heads to her desk to take a sip of coffee while her students work on their independent work. She plans on walking around the room and assisting several students with skills they need to work on. But then,...

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Emergency Sub Plans for 1st and 2nd Grade

Emergency Sub Plans for 1st and 2nd Grade

A wise teacher knows to expect the unexpected. Sick days. Quarantine. Mental health days. Chances are you may need to take a day away from the classroom this year! Be prepared for the unexpected and take the stress out of substitute lesson prep with these ideas for...

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Seasonal and Holiday Projects for 2nd Graders

Seasonal and Holiday Projects for 2nd Graders

With so many subjects and skills to teach, it can sometimes be a struggle to squeeze in high-quality science and social studies instruction. We get it! That’s why we created the Monthly and Seasonal Projects All Year Bundle. Teachers love this bundle as a way to...

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No Prep Daily Phonics Review in 2nd Grade

No Prep Daily Phonics Review in 2nd Grade

It's that time of year again! The back to school buzz is in the air. Teachers are figuring out their schedules, setting up their oh-so-cozy classrooms and prepping academic activities to keep their students learning and engaged. One academic area of great importance...

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September Math Centers for 1st & 2nd Grade

September Math Centers for 1st & 2nd Grade

September is an exciting time! Some of us are just beginning the school year while others are really getting into the swing of things. Either way, we have some great math centers for back-to-school. The September math centers are focused on skills your students...

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Reading Centers for 2nd Grade

Reading Centers for 2nd Grade

Back to school time is here! That means it's time to plan all the things! One thing we know teachers work extra hard to do to create engaging and meaningful independent tasks for their students. (If students are engaged and working independently, teachers get to work...

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Free Daily Phonics Activities for 2nd Grade

Free Daily Phonics Activities for 2nd Grade

Phonics is a subject area that can be challenging to keep engaging and entertaining for students. Students often need to complete phonics activities independently while teachers run small groups. Lucky Little Learners has a nice library of phonics and literacy...

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Hallway Art Ideas for Every Season

Hallway Art Ideas for Every Season

Every year art projects fill the hallways of schools around the world. Sometimes it can be challenging to come up with just the right project. Well, never fear! Below is a treasure trove of seasonal hallway art ideas to spruce up your school this year! Fall Colorscape...

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Daily Grammar Practice Freebie

Daily Grammar Practice Freebie

Want some quick and engaging daily grammar practice to add to your ELA block? Grammar Day by Day is a no-prep way to give your students their daily dose. No more stressing about how to incorporate meaningful grammar practice into your lessons. These free daily grammar...

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Tips for Teaching Syllables

Tips for Teaching Syllables

There's no doubt about it - teaching syllables is an important part of reading instruction. After all, this skill shows up in primary grade level standards - regardless of where you teach. But how do you get your students to understand what syllables are, and what are...

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Tips and Advice for Hosting Student Teachers

Tips and Advice for Hosting Student Teachers

Are you hosting any student teachers in your classroom this year? Having a student teacher is an exciting opportunity to inform and inspire the next generation of educators. A positive student teaching experience can lay the foundation for an amazing teaching career!...

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Editable Sight Word Activities For Any List

Editable Sight Word Activities For Any List

Are you tired of searching for sight word activities that will align with the specific sight words you teach? Dolch? Fry? District adopted sight word list? We've got you covered! Our Sight Word Worksheets with Autofill make creating and selecting sight word activities...

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First Week of School Read Alouds and Activities

First Week of School Read Alouds and Activities

The first week of school sets the tone for the rest of the year. Build connections and community in the classroom with this list of read alouds to share during the first week of school. From time-tested classics that teachers return to year after year, to newer...

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2nd Grade Literacy Centers

2nd Grade Literacy Centers

Finding all of the activities needed to run engaging and standards-based literacy centers can feel like a monster task! The Lucky Little Learners 2nd Grade Printable and Digital Literacy Center Bundle is a great option for teachers who want high-engagement and totally...

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August Math Centers for 1st & 2nd Grade

August Math Centers for 1st & 2nd Grade

Calling all 1st & 2nd-grade teachers! Get ready for back to school with our August Math Centers. Back to school is all about reviewing and making sure that students have the basics from their previous grade mastered. Let’s push back on some of that summer slide...

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Writing Centers for Second Grade

Writing Centers for Second Grade

Ready to start prepping for the upcoming school year? Many teachers LOVE planning everything back to school. All the classroom decor and teacher supplies are FUN to prep. But what about curriculum? What about writing? Writing is an area that can be hard to plan for...

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Back to School Night Activities

Back to School Night Activities

Dust off your teacher wardrobe and paste on your biggest smile because it’s time for some Back to School Night activities! If you’re a veteran teacher you know the drill well. This is a night of meeting and orienting the adults that raise those cute faces that fill...

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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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