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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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    How Gamification Can Change Your Classroom!

    How Gamification Can Change Your Classroom!

    Gamification is all the rage in making concepts fun in school. Who wouldn't want to feel they're playing a game and learning something at the same time? Bringing competition, chances to earn things, and make progress can drive people. Learn what it means to add...

    Best Flexible Seating Options for Your Classroom

    Best Flexible Seating Options for Your Classroom

    When I started flexible seating in my classroom, there were not many options available to me. It was still a new concept and companies were barely creating options for the classroom. Since then, many companies are now creating a variety of options to choose for your...

    How to Implement Flexible Seating in Your Classroom

    How to Implement Flexible Seating in Your Classroom

    Implementing flexible seating is a great way to have student choice in the classroom. It helps students feel more ownership in the classroom, and it has helped my students be more engaged in their learning. Having a flexible seating classroom that provides choice in...

    Word Ladders – A Great Differentiated ELA Centers Activity

    Word Ladders – A Great Differentiated ELA Centers Activity

    When I first started teaching gifted education in my classroom, I was wondering how I could differentiate for my students while still getting the rest of my class covered. I was introduced to word ladders for a great way to incorporate phonics and word play into my...

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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.