If you find out your school is closing on Monday for two weeks, and you need to come up with work for your students, you're probably going to panic. Here are some things that I hope will help you out, particularly if you are a first grade teacher. Everything on this page is FREE - there are no links to paid items.
Stop for a moment and think about your school day. How many times do your find yourself praising students? “Great job!”, “You’re so smart!”, “You got an A – well done!” We do that with the best intentions – we think we are building up a child’s self-esteem, giving them something to be proud about, making them feel good. But what if what we were really doing was sending them subliminal messages that actually harmed their desire for self-improvement and growth? (Disclosure: Some of links below are affiliate links, which means that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a…