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This 1st grade graphing game for PowerPoint and Google Slides is self-correcting, has audio playback, and best of all, is FREE!

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    Seesaw Activities Instructions on Audio Playback

    Seesaw Activities Instructions on Audio Playback

    Do you need Seesaw activities instructions on how to add audio playback to your pages? Adding audio to digital activities can be beneficial for your classroom. It helps students that struggle with reading and adds personal touches to your activities that will keep...

    Math Tools for Elementary Students You Need

    Math Tools for Elementary Students You Need

    When I taught a math concept to my first graders, I would have them go practice it using manipulatives in their workbooks from our district’s curriculum. I never thought of how I could deepen learning using math tools for my elementary students. I noticed many...

    Using Google Classroom Elementary Assignments

    Using Google Classroom Elementary Assignments

    Using Google Classroom elementary assignments in schools is a great tool to use when you have technology in the classroom, or when distance learning. It allows you, as the teacher, to grade, view and assign work effortlessly. You can save all of your assignments in...

    How To Engage Your Students During Phonics Instruction

    How To Engage Your Students During Phonics Instruction

    Phonics instruction is vital for first grade, as it sets the foundation for a student's reading. I find it's important to do phonics instruction that is backed by research to gain the best results for students. This was new to me as a new teacher. I did not have the...

    Working at a Title 1 School – 5 Pros and Cons

    Working at a Title 1 School – 5 Pros and Cons

    When I first started teaching, I was surplused to a Title 1 school in inner South Salt Lake. I was worried. I heard so many negative things in college from other students and some of my instructors about challenges I would face if I went to a Title 1 school. While...

    Classroom Organization for Primary Grades

    Classroom Organization for Primary Grades

    I had no classroom organization for primary grades when I got my own classroom. Making my room organized was one of my first goals when setting up my classroom, but I didn't know where to start. I wanted to know where all of my materials where, since I was terrified...

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    Mind Behind First Thinkers

    My name is Adrian and I am a 1st grade teacher at a Title 1 school in Salt Lake City. I am the creator of curriculum materials at First Thinkers. I started First Thinkers wanting to make an impact in gifted education by creating lessons that are differetiated that include gifted options. Lesson plans, games, choice boards, word ladders, and activities are some of the reasources I have created for teachers. The grade levels I focus on are kindergarten, first and second grade.