Category: First Grade

Sort a Scene – Long Vowels and Dipthongs Practice

Mastering long vowel sounds is an important part of learning to read. There are so many vowel teams and phonics words for emerging readers to memorize and understand, that it can be daunting. Today, I’m sharing an activity an activity that I like to use with the first grader – Sort-a-Scene: Long Vowel Sounds. Related...

How to Encourage Your Reluctant Homeschool Student

Five More Ways to Motivate Your Reluctant Homeschool Student

In a previous post, I shared five easy ways you could help encourage and your reluctant homeschool student and make learning fun. Today, I’m going to share five more ideas that I have successfully used during phases when one of my kiddo was reluctant to do their schoolwork! Change Subjects Many students have a favorite...

Free Domino Addition and Subtraction Printable

Free Domino Addition and Subtraction Printables

Practicing addition and subtraction facts are a fundamental part of elementary school math. But, children can often get tired of just worksheet after worksheet of practice problem. So, as homeschool moms, we’ve got to change it up to keep things interesting! Today, I’d like to share with you one way that I get my first...

Make it fun to practicing counting money with these hands-on activities free printables.

Free Printable Hands-On Activities for Counting Money

These free printable counting money activity worksheets are great for practicing counting coins and creating amounts of money using different coin combinations. Counting money is one skill that requires hands-on activities. Holding the coins in their hands helps students learn so much faster and more thoroughly than just seeing the images on a worksheet or...

Free story template for young reluctant writers.

Reluctant Writer Activity: Draw & Write Story Template

Today, I’d like to share one of my favorite reluctant writer activities – my free, printable Draw and Write Story Template. Being a reluctant writer is very common in the early elementary grades. Writing is a hard skill! It takes memorization, patience, fine motor skills, grammar knowledge, the list just goes on. So, it’s understandable...