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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. 2020 added in a new level of feelings. Educators around the...

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Reading Groups-Going Virtual!

Reading Groups-Going Virtual!

School starting online? Worried about how to do small group reading instruction through a screen? Don't fear! We have you covered! Although teaching online is NOT ideal, there are still ways to engage students in meaningful, small group instruction. Keep reading to...

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Why Morning Meetings are More Important than Ever

Why Morning Meetings are More Important than Ever

Right now, most teachers are more worried about the social-emotional well-being of our students than how their math and reading scores will look in the fall. Yes, academics are important, but so is building classroom community and checking in with your lucky little...

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How to Connect with Families via SeeSaw

How to Connect with Families via SeeSaw

Are you a teacher who has recently discovered Seesaw? Seesaw is used to collect work, send announcements, or showcase student work to families. No matter how you use the platform, Seesaw has you covered! Whether you are a newbie or a Seesaw pro, there is probably...

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Start Your School Year With Google Classroom

Start Your School Year With Google Classroom

Whether your school year starts back in the classroom or at home, Google Classroom is the place to be! Google Classroom is the perfect place to build community right from day one. There are so many ways Google Classroom can support teaching and learning at your...

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Building Classroom Community during Distance Learning

Building Classroom Community during Distance Learning

What will this fall look like? This question has more than likely creeped it's way into the thoughts of teachers around the world. While we DON'T know what this fall will bring, we DO know what kids need. They need to feel comfortable in their classroom, respected and...

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Math Resources for At-Home Learning

Math Resources for At-Home Learning

Whether you're teaching your lucky little learners from home or providing supplement materials for summer learning, you'll want to find lessons and activities that are engaging and fun! Students have been spending a lot of time in front of screens, so your math...

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Phonics Activities for Remote Learning

Phonics Activities for Remote Learning

Phonics is still the go-to way to teach young readers! During remote learning, it's still important to help your students keep up with their reading skills. For K-2 students, the summer slide is real. Don't start summer early. Keep sharing phonics activities for...

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Spelling Activities for Remote Learning

Spelling Activities for Remote Learning

Helping your lucky little learners with their spelling lists doesn't have to be boring! Now that you have started remote learning with your students, there are so many ways you can help them learn their spelling words while providing engaging, fun lessons and...

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Distance Learning Resources

Distance Learning Resources

Teachers all over the world are finding themselves in an interesting situation as they teach their students from afar. After working with thousands of teachers, we have noticed that distance learning looks very different from district to district. Some districts are...

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Zoom Activities to Use with Distance Learning

Zoom Activities to Use with Distance Learning

Now that distance learning has become the new normal for teachers all over the world, creativity is at an all-time high as teachers are trying to figure out ways to reach and teach their students. Zoom can be a great option for this. If you've never used Zoom before,...

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21 Genius Tips for Distance Learning Motivation

21 Genius Tips for Distance Learning Motivation

Parents are feeling the pressure as they attempt to help their students with their school work from home. A common question that teachers are hearing from parents is, "How do I motivate my kid(s) to do their work?" Distance learning motivation is a hot topic right now...

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How to Assign Digital Toothy to your Students

How to Assign Digital Toothy to your Students

Students and teachers all over are learning a new normal as they navigate the world of distance learning. Thankfully, resources like Digital Toothy Task Cards are proving to be a huge lifesaver! This post is going to show you the two most common ways teachers are...

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35 Useful Remote Learning Resources

35 Useful Remote Learning Resources

More and more teachers are searching for remote learning resources due to the outbreak of COVID-19. This post is going to save you hours and hours of endless scrolling to find the perfect website, app, or no prep activities to help your students. We have searched high...

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Digital Toothy Task Cards FAQ’s and Answers

Digital Toothy Task Cards FAQ’s and Answers

The #1 request sent in by teachers over the past few years has been, "Will you be making Toothy digital?" After extensive research and planning, Digital Toothy Task Cards are now a reality! Below you will find all of the most frequently asked questions and answers to...

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