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Classroom Management with Brag Tags

Classroom Management with Brag Tags

Classroom management does not have to be hard, negative, high maintenance, or expensive.  So often teachers go home tired, crabby, and frustrated with how their students behaved during the school day.  Say goodbye to this!  Brag tags can be a complete game changer in...

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The Secret to a Spotless Classroom

The Secret to a Spotless Classroom

Teachers love a spotless classroom but that doesn't mean that can only be achieved through constant cleaning by the teacher.  There's a huge secret to achieving a spotless classroom and it requires little to no effort! The Typical (and NORMAL) Classroom First of all,...

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May Math Centers for 2nd Grade

May Math Centers for 2nd Grade

The end of the year can be tricky when it comes to keeping students engaged and learning.  May math centers can be the perfect way to take your math block up a notch so you can keep your students learning through the end of the school year. Math Centers Math...

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Math Centers Storage

Math Centers Storage

You have all these math centers but now what?  Are you wondering what the best math centers storage options are for your classroom?  I have a bunch of storage options that can work for any budget! Math Centers Storage Options on Video If you'd prefer to skip...

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Spiral Math Review

Spiral Math Review

Spiral Math Review is something that should be an every day routine in the classroom.  If done consistently and effectively, students should master all the concepts that need to be learned by the end of the school year without stress and anxiety. What is your current...

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Videos that Teach Tally Marks

Videos that Teach Tally Marks

Tally marks are taught to students as a way to collect data totals as well as keeping track of scores.  Young students who are learning how to make tally marks would benefit from this collection of videos.  Tally marks are also great practice when it comes...

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Activities for Teaching Geometry

Activities for Teaching Geometry

Teaching geometry to students can be a fun and engaging task.  There are many opportunities for hands-on practice with a geometry unit.  Here is a collection of videos, books, anchor charts, freebies, and other activities that will make learning geometry fun...

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49 Practical and Healthy Habits for Busy Teachers

49 Practical and Healthy Habits for Busy Teachers

The struggle is real!  Poor eating habits, not enough time for exercise, eating the same boring meals on repeat...sound familiar?  The teachers in the Lucky 2nd Grade Teachers Facebook Group are chatting up a storm and a hot topic is how to implement...

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Earth Day in the Classroom

Earth Day in the Classroom

Earth Day is an excellent opportunity to teach students about the importance of taking care of the planet. Earth Day Videos Videos can be a great way to add variety to an Earth Day lesson.  We have found our favorite Earth Day videos that are kid-friendly and...

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Word Work Activities

Word Work Activities

Word work is an essential piece of the school day.  It can be practiced during daily 5, literacy centers, spelling practice, or whole group lessons.  The important part isn't when it is practiced but instead why and how. What is Word Work? Word work is the...

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Sight Word Fluency Sticks

Sight Word Fluency Sticks

Sight word fluency is important with young readers because of the frequency that they show up in text.  When looking at a list of approximately 300 sight words, did you know that about 75% of them show up in children's books?  Sight word...

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Math Centers Organization and MORE

Math Centers Organization and MORE

How do math centers look in your classroom?  Ideally, it's a time for students to work independently on a differentiated task while the teacher is working with students in a small group setting.  Of course, there is a lot more to it such as student...

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Math Fact Fluency Sticks

Math Fact Fluency Sticks

Math Fact Fluency Sticks are a powerful tool for students to use in the 1st grade or 2nd grade classroom. I believe in this system because it is developmentally appropriate, research based, and meets the needs and ability levels of all the students in your classroom...

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21 Amazon Teacher Finds

21 Amazon Teacher Finds

Teachers love a good find.  Teachers also love Amazon.  Hello 2 day shipping!  Let's put those two loves together and compile a list of 21 Amazon Teacher Finds that you didn't know you needed.  Even better, I will explain why you need them for your...

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Seeds and Planting

Seeds and Planting

Teaching students about seeds and planting is a fun unit to teach in the spring. Important topics include what do plants need, parts of a plant, ways seeds move, photosynthesis, planting vocabulary, and types of soil.  Let's take a closer look at how these...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities and Videos

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities and Videos

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an important day to celebrate both in and out of the classroom.  There are many important lessons for students to learn not only on this day but throughout the entire year.  This post explains the different activities and videos...

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Winter Math Center

Winter Math Center

One can never have too many math center games, right?  This math center activity requires the students to choose a card, solve the math problem, and determine whether the answer on the card is true or false.  Then the student places the math problem card under the...

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Sticky Math

Sticky Math

Do you need an alternative to timed tests to get your students fluent with their math facts?  Have you heard of Sticky Math?  It's a no-stress, appropriate way for your students to work on their math fact automaticity.  Say good bye to students filled with anxiety and...

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Christmas Printables

Christmas Printables

Is the holiday season busy for you? I know that it is crazy busy for my 2nd graders and myself! I created these no prep, print & go holiday sheets to help you! Here is what is included: Toys Galore (Money) It's TIME to Tell the TIME (Time) Light Up Number Patterns...

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Morning Work

Morning Work

Spiral Math Review is great for morning work, homework, or even math warm-ups.  An entire week of math review is all on one sheet.  Students solve five problems each day and the math skills spiral all year long. Download 1st Grade Freebie Download 2nd Grade Freebie...

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Math Exit Tickets

Math Exit Tickets

Need a quick way to check and asses your students' skills?  Math exit tickets are the perfect option!  Each math exit ticket includes a snapshot of opportunities for the student to prove whether or not they have mastered the skill/standard.  For every skill, there are...

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CUBES Anchor Chart

CUBES Anchor Chart

An anchor chart is a great way to teach and display the CUBES math strategy in the classroom.  Here is a free student anchor chart template that you can give your students to fill out when you are going over the anchor chart with the class.  It’s available for both...

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Scribble Spelling

Scribble Spelling

Tired of the same-old routines you give your students to practice their spelling words?  Want to spice up the variety of word work activities you assign throughout the week?  Try scribble spelling!  Simply provide a variety of markers and a word list and watch their...

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Editable Must-Do, May-Do Chart

Editable Must-Do, May-Do Chart

You've planned all these great centers and your students are working away at them.  It's time to transition, now what?  Are you tired of wasting 5 minutes every time you need to gather your class and transition to the next activity?  Do you ever hear, "I'm done, now...

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Vocabulary Cards

Vocabulary Cards

Are you required to teach a list of vocabulary words each week? Vocabulary words are a very important piece of teaching students to read.  Learning and mastering essential vocabulary words can be achieved through vocabulary graphic organizers, vocabulary templates,...

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HP Instant Ink for Teachers

HP Instant Ink for Teachers

Teachers are constantly printing things for their classroom but the unfortunate thing about that is that if you print from home, it can get expensive.  The good news is that it doesn't have to be expensive.  Let me tell you about the HP Instant Ink program...

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Videos that Teach Multiplication

Videos that Teach Multiplication

Introducing multiplication to students needs to interesting and capture their attention.  Math videos that teach multiplication are a great option!  Students can be introduced to multiplication facts, the multiplication chart, and more through these engaging...

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Brag Tag Poster

Brag Tag Poster

Are you looking for a way to focus on a specific skill for the day or week?  A brag tag of the day/week poster may be your answer.  If there is a behavior or routine that seems to be lacking, a great way to improve this area would be to feature this tag.  It gives...

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Videos that Teach Subitizing

Videos that Teach Subitizing

Subitizing, or the ability to recognize the total number of objects without counting, is a foundational math skill that young learners need to master.  When introducing subitizing, math videos are a great way to get students familiar with and excited about learning...

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November Math Centers

November Math Centers

November Math Centers are perfect for the fall! I intentionally designed these resources to include the skills that are covered during the month of November.  Activities in this post are part of the 1st grade and 2nd grade packs. There are 10 math centers that...

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How to Make Large Bulletin Board Letters

How to Make Large Bulletin Board Letters

Have you ever wondered how teachers are making these beautiful bulletin board letters? This post outlines a step by step set of directions to create large bulletin board letters that stand out and look amazing! Step 1:  Gather Your Supplies and Print To create...

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Top 33 Best School Halloween Costume Ideas

Top 33 Best School Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween can be one of the most fun holidays to celebrate in an elementary school.  Students love to see their teachers dressed up!  Teachers seem to always be looking for costume ideas for their grade level team or even entire staff.  This post shows 33 of the best...

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October Math Centers

October Math Centers

October seems to be the month where teachers are finally feeling a little more confident with how centers are running and being managed.  Students have learned the established routine and hopefully things are starting to feel a little more like a well oiled...

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How to Prep Toothy Task Kits

How to Prep Toothy Task Kits

Do you own Toothy Task Kits and wonder how to quickly and easily get them prepped and ready to go for your students?  We have created the perfect tutorial that will do explain exactly that.  We've also included the most FAQ's and answers so you can ensure...

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Math Notebooks in the Primary Grades

Math Notebooks in the Primary Grades

Math notebooks can be an amazing math tool in the primary grades.  They are interactive, engaging, and hands-on but also serve as the perfect portfolio to showcase a students' learning and understanding of the math skills throughout the year. After using math...

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Brag Tag Supply Links

Brag Tag Supply Links

Everything you need to get set up with brag tags can be found in this post.  This post hosts all the links to everything that teachers may need to get brag tags up and running in the classroom. Disclaimer:  affiliate links are shared in this post which means...

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35 Fool-Proof Ways to Master Math Fact Fluency

35 Fool-Proof Ways to Master Math Fact Fluency

Math fact fluency mastery is one of the biggest challenges teachers face when it comes to students and math.  It is a crucial skill for all students to master and yet so many students fall short.  Thanks to the Lucky Little Learners Facebook Community, here...

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Toothy Task Kits

Toothy Task Kits

Have you been hearing anything about Toothy Task Kits lately?  Toothy will quickly become your students' favorite game to play as an early finisher or center activity.  This post highlights what Toothy is, how to play, materials needed, and other commonly asked...

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Book Fair Wish List

Book Fair Wish List

Something that has helped make our preview day of the book fair a lot more manageable and a lot less chaotic is giving each of my students a clipboard, pencil, and a wish list.  This gives them a purpose and laser focus...trust me, it works like a charm!...

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CVC & CVCE Comparisons Task Cards

CVC & CVCE Comparisons Task Cards

Do you have students that struggle to know when to use the silent e or magic e?  Or maybe you just want an opportunity for your students to practice this very important phonics skill.  Whatever it may be, these task cards might be the activity you are looking for! ...

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Task Card Organization Tips

Task Card Organization Tips

Task cards are the perfect way to prepare for a test, practice skills in small groups during centers, or even to use individually as an early finisher.  Task cards are becoming a must have staple in the classroom and because of this, it's important to have an...

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February Math Centers

February Math Centers

February...one of my favorite months to teach at an elementary school.  It's the month of kindness, friendship, love, and Valentine's Day fun.  Math centers is one way I like to implement this theme along with some authentic learning of course....

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Videos That Teach Kids Measurement

Videos That Teach Kids Measurement

Measurement is one of those topics that can be pretty tricky for some students to grasp.  The overall topic of measurement covers a ton of information and even as an adult, I find that it can be overwhelming to retain it all!  Finding ways to keep kids...

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Top 20 Read Alouds for a 2nd Grade Classroom

Top 20 Read Alouds for a 2nd Grade Classroom

Read-alouds have always been a favorite classroom activity of mine – and my students love them too!  Reading a book aloud can really bring it to life for your students.  It is also a wonderful way to build a positive classroom culture and expose your students to...

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Children’s Books That Teach Measurement

Children’s Books That Teach Measurement

Measurement is one of those math concepts that can be really fun and hands-on to teach - but it can also be quite tricky.  I always found it somewhat difficult to explain the some of the logistics of measurement to my students.  For instance, explaining why we have a...

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Children’s Books That Teach Fractions

Children’s Books That Teach Fractions

Fractions can be one of the most difficult math concepts for kids to grasp.  And while using a variety of manipulatives or hands-on activities can be very effective while teaching fractions, sometimes a great storybook is all you need! Math-focused storybooks are an...

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Kid Friendly Videos That Teach Geometry

Kid Friendly Videos That Teach Geometry

Kids are often very visual when it comes to learning - which makes incorporating videos into your lessons a fun an easy tool to use that addresses their visual needs.  Especially when it comes to math!  Your students may not expect you to play a video during math...

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