After 10 years of experience in first grade, here is my list of things you just can't live without in your first grade classroom from a minimalist's perspective!

11 Must Haves For Teaching 1st Grade

How to start writer's workshop in first grade and develop a love and respect for writing from day one!

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

First grade is an exciting time of transition for your little ones! To help you have the best year ever, we’ve scoured our own WeAreTeachers HELPLINE! and the Web for the best tips and ideas for this special grade. Whether you’re …

50 Tips, Tricks and Ideas for Teaching 1st Grade

I have been doing this on the first day for the past few years and it is ALWAYS A HIT!

Back To School ideas: "Jitter Juice" to go along with the story "First Day Jitters". Original pinner said: "I have been doing this on the first day for the past few years and it is ALWAYS A HIT!

I'm a girl from the Midwest sharing bits of my life in a first grade classroom.

Teach Your Child to Read - Im a girl from the Midwest sharing bits of my life in a first grade classroom. - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

Interactive Writing Notebook for First Grade - First Grade Centers and More

Teach Your Child to Read - Today I wanted to share my Interactive Writing Notebook for First Grade. It is jam-packed with writing projects for first grade. - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

Math Word Walls have been a total game changer in my classroom! Now my First Grade students actively use the vocabulary cards on bulletin board to remind them of key concepts. These Math Word Wall Cards are also available for Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade!  Covers all Common Core Standards {Content: Operations & Algebraic Thinking, Number Sense, Place Value, Measurement & Data, Geometry}

Math Word Walls have been a total game changer in my classroom! Now my First Grade students actively use the vocabulary cards on bulletin board to remind them of key concepts. These Math Word Wall Cards are also available for Kindergarten, and Grade!

First grade is an exciting time of transition for your little ones! To help you have the best year ever, we’ve scoured our own WeAreTeachers HELPLINE! and the Web for the best tips and ideas for this special grade. Whether you’re …

50 Tips, Tricks and Ideas for Teaching 1st Grade

Here are some of the top tips, tricks, ideas, strategies, for teaching first grade and the first grade classroom.

First Grade Common Core Math Stations.... a station for every standard!

First Grade Common Core Math Stations for the Year

I love how this reminds teachers that you can create a station for every standard. i would use this in all subject areas and not just math.

Classroom Reveal 2015 - First Grade Blue Skies

Classroom Reveal Photos by First Grade Blue Skies for Her Kindergarten Classroom reveals a happy space for her students, where learning can be fun!

This is a huge resource of activities that any first grade teacher could use.  You get printable no-prep center activities for each of the 30 skills.

Phonics Worksheets for the Whole Year

This is a huge resource of activities that any first grade teacher could use. You get printable no-prep center activities for each of the 30 skills.

http://www.firstgradegarden.com/2015/05/how-to-make-most-of-your-guided-reading.html

Setting Up.... Small Group

Classroom Organization and Decor- Setting up for small group- tips and hacks for back to school set up- setting up for guided reading or small group area with organization hacks and freebies

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