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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Math Facts Mastery:  5 Tips to Use in Your Classroom Today!

Math Facts Mastery: 5 Tips to Use in Your Classroom Today!

Math Facts Mastery: An often-visited topic at PLC meetings, parent-teacher conferences, and in the teacher's lounge. Just how can a teacher get those math facts to stick? Over time teachers have gotten creative to provide math fact mastery strategies that are more...

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Math Fact Mastery: Teacher to Teacher Advice

Math Fact Mastery: Teacher to Teacher Advice

When children fail to master basic math facts, they often struggle with multi-step, higher-level math concepts in later grades.  So what are the best ways to help kids master their math facts?  We asked hundreds of veteran teachers this very question in our...

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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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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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Christmas in the Classroom: Ideas for ELA and Math

Christmas in the Classroom: Ideas for ELA and Math

Children’s’ eyes light up during the holiday season - especially when they get to engage in special holiday activities at school. But, these days, many teachers are feeling the pressure to continue with regular standards-based instruction.  Guess what? You can...

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Activities for Practicing Two-Digit Addition

Activities for Practicing Two-Digit Addition

Two-digit addition is a tough concept for second graders. All of a sudden, there are multiple steps and numbers to keep straight, and the concept of addition can go from simple to complicated when kids are first learning this skill.  For this reason, students...

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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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Outdoor Learning-Get Outside!

Outdoor Learning-Get Outside!

Teachers this year are faced with arguably the TOUGHEST year of their careers. (Hey first year teachers...guess what? We are ALL first year teachers this year!) Teaching during a pandemic is challenging, emotionally heavy, and causes anxiety in many teachers. Even...

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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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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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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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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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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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How to Use Symbaloo

How to Use Symbaloo

Have you discovered the joy of Symbaloo yet in your classroom? It’s the perfect tool to bookmark websites and share online resources. You can use Symbaloo to organize your own tools as well as share with your students. As many teachers begin distance learning,...

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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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Fall Math Centers

Fall Math Centers

It's officially fall so it's time to bust out those October and November Math Centers, friends! Yep, grab them out of of your file cabinet or tote and get them into your students' hands. Let's walk through the centers for the month! Below there are examples from both...

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Math Center FAQ’s & Answers

Math Center FAQ’s & Answers

This post highlights all the math center FAQ's and Answers that are asked often. Don't see your question answered? Comment on the post and I will get it added! Math Center FAQ's & Answers Do you correct the center activities? Short answer, no.  Feel...

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2nd Grade Math Schedule

2nd Grade Math Schedule

The key when planning your 2nd grade math schedule is to keep procedures and time consistent from day to day. This way students know what to expect whether you're there or a sub is there in your place. Also, if the flow is predictable, kids can spend their energy on...

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Math Center Activities

Math Center Activities

Math centers are a very important part of the math block but you must have enough math center activities to keep your students engaged all year. The math center activities should be fairly independent and it's ideal if they are hands-on, engaging, and self-correcting...

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