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12 Amazing Virtual Field Trip Ideas

12 Amazing Virtual Field Trip Ideas

A field trip can be a wonderful capstone experience to a unit of study. The bus ride, the small groups, the feeling of adventure! But who says you actually have to leave the classroom to have an amazing field trip experience? The world is at your fingertips with these...

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Halloween Math Game Freebie

Halloween Math Game Freebie

If your students are anything like mine, then Halloween is one of their favorite times of the year. Tying my instruction to Halloween instantly makes the content more engaging. That's why I love this digital Halloween math game. It gives your students the opportunity...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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20 Ideas for Increasing Online Engagement

20 Ideas for Increasing Online Engagement

Some teachers have been teaching online since last March! This means some students have been learning online for over a YEAR of their school career! Although there are perks to online learning (and it is amazing how quickly kids learn new technology!) it has worn out...

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Camp Read-a-Lot: Social Distancing Style

Camp Read-a-Lot: Social Distancing Style

Love doing classroom transformations but limited due to social distancing guidelines? Guess what?! Classroom transformations are STILL possible during this crazy school year. One of our favorite products here at Team Lucky Little Learners is Camp Read-A-Lot, our...

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Practice Fact & Opinion Using Digital Toothy

Practice Fact & Opinion Using Digital Toothy

Knowing the difference between fact and opinion is an important skill for our learners to master. It helps create stronger readers with improved comprehension skills and it’s a skill they’ll continue to use throughout their lives. Building proficiency in this skill...

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2nd Grade Jokes and Riddles

2nd Grade Jokes and Riddles

We have a blast in our Lucky 2nd Grade Teachers Facebook group swapping ideas and stories - and every once in a while, 2nd grade jokes and riddles make an appearance!  Having a great joke on hand isn’t just a cool party trick - it works wonders in a classroom...

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Online Math Routines That Increase Engagement

Online Math Routines That Increase Engagement

Many teachers are becoming increasingly frustrated with how to get their students to participate and stay engaged, especially during distance learning. Sometimes when math work gets challenging for your lucky little learners, it's easy for them to check out! Have no...

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High Impact Digital Math Routines for Distance Learning

High Impact Digital Math Routines for Distance Learning

Teaching math using our favorite routines like number talks and counting collections might seem impossible in a distance learning environment. But, we can leverage online tools and keep those high impact math routines alive and well in our digital classrooms! In this...

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Using Digital Math Toothy for Math Fact Practice

Using Digital Math Toothy for Math Fact Practice

Are your lucky little learners ready to dive into math facts practice using technology as a learning tool? Whether your students are online or in-person, there are so many benefits to using digital math toothy for math fact fluency! Get started using this incredible...

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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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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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How to Design Mini Lessons Using Digital Literacy Centers

How to Design Mini Lessons Using 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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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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How to Use Digital Math and Literacy Centers on SeeSaw

How to Use 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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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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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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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 Classroom Party Ideas for In-Person & Online

Halloween Classroom Party Ideas for In-Person & Online

It’s October and that means the spooky season has arrived! Whether you are teaching online or in-person, it’s time to decide - how are you going to celebrate this fun fall season with your students?  If you could use some ideas, read on for dozens of...

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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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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 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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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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