How To Teach Phonics in the Primary Grades

Teaching phonics is probably one of my favorite things to teach.  In first grade especially, there is so much growth from the beginning of the year to the end.   I love watching my students' knowledge grow. They come into first grade barely knowing their letter sounds and short vowels and most of them leave knowing their long vowels. First graders learn so much in one year and that's why I love teaching first grade. Keep reading to see how I teach ANY phonics skill.


Creating a Bucket Filling Classroom

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?  Do you even know what I'm talking about?  😜  If you do, then this post is for you.  If not, are you looking for a way to teach your students how to be kind and respectful?  Then keep reading, I think you're going to like this.

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