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Medial Sounds: Small Box Activities

Hey guys and dolls, how's it going?

As I write this post, my throat is kind of sore,

and it's spreading to my ears, and I'm praying that

I don't have the flu AND/OR strep throat.

Pray with me saints, pray with me.





My kiddos love anything that comes in these small boxes.

They know that they are going to enjoy anything that it contains. 

Whether it be exploration boxes, or previous small box activities

that I have talked about, you name it, they LOVE it!

Medial Sounds: Small Box Activities is an easy to prep, purposeful activity, that is perfect for little hands. It can be used for morning work, a literacy center, early finisher work, etc. Any type of manipulative can be used for this activity, including but not limited to counters, coins, or erasers.

So, small box activities for medial sounds was born!

This is such an important part of phonemic awareness,

and it is something that some of my babies still struggle with. 

Medial Sounds: Small Box Activities is an easy to prep, purposeful activity, that is perfect for little hands. It can be used for morning work, a literacy center, early finisher work, etc. Any type of manipulative can be used for this activity, including but not limited to counters, coins, or erasers.

It's so easy for them to get it confused with initial sounds,

so I wanted something that was fun, yet engaging at the same time. 

Oh, and did I mention that it's easy to prep?

That is a must for any teacher, because I know that you are

just as busy as I am, and who wants to spend 40 minutes

prepping an activity? I know I don't!

Medial Sounds: Small Box Activities is an easy to prep, purposeful activity, that is perfect for little hands. It can be used for morning work, a literacy center, early finisher work, etc. Any type of manipulative can be used for this activity, including but not limited to counters, coins, or erasers.

This purposeful activity is perfect for little hands, 

and it can be used for morning work, a literacy center,

or early finisher work, etc. 

Students can cover the sound that's on the card,

or they can spin and cover sounds. 

There is also a black and white version for each activity.

When I'm low on color ink, I love to use 

that vibrant paper from Astrobrights. 

Medial Sounds: Small Box Activities is an easy to prep, purposeful activity, that is perfect for little hands. It can be used for morning work, a literacy center, early finisher work, etc. Any type of manipulative can be used for this activity, including but not limited to counters, coins, or erasers.

Oh, and did I mention there's also spin & color?

For more info, you can click on any of these pictures,

and you can find this pack in my TPT store. 

Or, you can click here.


Medial Sounds: Small Box Activities is an easy to prep, purposeful activity, that is perfect for little hands. It can be used for morning work, a literacy center, early finisher work, etc. Any type of manipulative can be used for this activity, including but not limited to counters, coins, or erasers.

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Building Coins for March

Hey guys and dolls, how's it going?

I'm back with another building pack!


After creating the Building Snowmen pack for January,

I really had no intention to create another version of it.

It turned out that my students liked it so much,

so I decided to create Building Hearts for February.


They asked if we could do these all the time,

and I know that as soon as I take down

their hearts from outside of the classroom, 

they'll be asking for more!


I love these building packs, because they review so many of

the skills that my students need to practice!

We still have our letters where we can practice

our name and sight words, etc. 

Numbers are included so that students can practice

the order, and skip counting by 10's as well. 

Students can also practice hearing the ending sounds

of a word, by way of word families. 


It also gives them a chance to practice their fine motor skills.

I will say, including a lot of fine motor practice

in my classroom has helped, because they have really been

doing an excellent job of cutting all of the pieces 

out themselves. 



Your students can put them together one of two ways.

You can just have the students to glue the pieces together,

or you can have them to glue each piece onto a little

strip of paper. 

Building Coins is an easy to prep activity that is great for St. Patrick's Day. It includes literacy and math practice for the primary classroom! This activity can be used for a craft, center activity, early finisher work, or as an alternative to morning work.

I've been think about different ways to implement this

in my classroom, and I love that it can be used

as a craft, center activity, early finisher activity

that a student can work on throughout the week,

or as an alternative to morning work. 


For more information, click here or 

on any picture!

Building Coins is an easy to prep activity that is great for St. Patrick's Day. It includes literacy and math practice for the primary classroom! This activity can be used for a craft, center activity, early finisher work, or as an alternative to morning work.

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Black History in the Primary Classroom




In my classroom, we begin learning about black history by utilizing read alouds. If you're 

looking for my fave books for this, you can find a few of them here.  I start off by using these anchor 

chart pieces, just so I can get a grip on how much they know. It's totally ok if it's not 

completely full. I've discovered that in Kindergarten their knowledge can be somewhat limited. 

Black History for the Primary Classroom is a great way to introduce primary students to the contributions of African-Americans in our world, and important times such as The Underground Railroad and The Civil Rights Movement. It is a great way to share with students that they are perfect and unique, no matter the color of their skin, or the texture of their hair. It's also a great way to teach about how important it is to stand up for what is right.

We talk about some important vocabulary, with primary friendly visuals. It really helps them to 

understand the definition. At this age, visuals also provide such a vivid image that they can

instantly understand.

Black History for the Primary Classroom is a great way to introduce primary students to the contributions of African-Americans in our world, and important times such as The Underground Railroad and The Civil Rights Movement. It is a great way to share with students that they are perfect and unique, no matter the color of their skin, or the texture of their hair. It's also a great way to teach about how important it is to stand up for what is right.

We discuss what is black history, and people who fought for equality in their respective fields and 

areas. We begin with the Underground Railroad and throughout the month we keep going until

we reach the Civil Rights Movement.

Black History for the Primary Classroom is a great way to introduce primary students to the contributions of African-Americans in our world, and important times such as The Underground Railroad and The Civil Rights Movement. It is a great way to share with students that they are perfect and unique, no matter the color of their skin, or the texture of their hair. It's also a great way to teach about how important it is to stand up for what is right.

We talk about specific events that moved the Civil Rights Movement forward. They're always so

amazed that people had the courage to participate in sit-ins in the face of all of the adversity.

Black History for the Primary Classroom is a great way to introduce primary students to the contributions of African-Americans in our world, and important times such as The Underground Railroad and The Civil Rights Movement. It is a great way to share with students that they are perfect and unique, no matter the color of their skin, or the texture of their hair. It's also a great way to teach about how important it is to stand up for what is right.

Each person has a page in color, and a black and white version as well. I love to 

introduce them to Carter G. Woodson, as most of them haven't heard of him before. We discuss

how he is considered the "Father of Black History", and how the idea of Black History Month

began with him.

Black History for the Primary Classroom is a great way to introduce primary students to the contributions of African-Americans in our world, and important times such as The Underground Railroad and The Civil Rights Movement. It is a great way to share with students that they are perfect and unique, no matter the color of their skin, or the texture of their hair. It's also a great way to teach about how important it is to stand up for what is right.

We put all of our learning in our black history research book and vocabulary book. At this point

in the year they love to conduct research, and record what they have learned.

Black History for the Primary Classroom is a great way to introduce primary students to the contributions of African-Americans in our world, and important times such as The Underground Railroad and The Civil Rights Movement. It is a great way to share with students that they are perfect and unique, no matter the color of their skin, or the texture of their hair. It's also a great way to teach about how important it is to stand up for what is right.


Please know that you do not have to wait for February to include black history into your 

classroom. For more information on this black history pack, you may click here or on any of the 

pictures above. 


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  Black History for the Primary Classroom is a great way to introduce primary students to the contributions of African-Americans in our world, and important times such as The Underground Railroad and The Civil Rights Movement. It is a great way to share with students that they are perfect and unique, no matter the color of their skin, or the texture of their hair. It's also a great way to teach about how important it is to stand up for what is right.

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