Smart First Graders Blog

Sep 10, 2014

Fun Counting Activities - Smart First Graders

Use these fun counting activities to give your kids practice with skills like counting to 100, skip counting, counting backwards, and more.

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Sep 10, 2014

Hundreds Chart Activities - Smart First Graders

The hundreds chart is one of the cheapest, simplest, and most versatile math tools. Find out how to make the most of it with these first grade games and activities.

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Sep 02, 2014

Smart First Graders (and beyond)

Help your first grade child discover the joy of learning with fun math games, cool reading activities, and other active learning adventures.

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Jul 03, 2014

Cool Math Games for Kids

Miss Brain's Cool Math Games for kids uses dice, cards, and other fun goodies to help kids practice math as they play. Ingenious.

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Apr 30, 2014

Cumulative 1st Grade Books - Smart First Graders

Cumulative 1st grade books like The House That Jack Built start off simple, then build on themselves to get more and more elaborate. Great for language, and great fun.

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Dec 05, 2012

Practical and Useful Information

What a wonderful site. It has so much useful information for parents, grandparents, teachers, tutors, caregivers . . . and kids. The information on child

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Sep 25, 2012

Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class

After reading this book about one teacher's solution to all the bickering among the students in her class, my kids have become more aware of the times

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Sep 20, 2012

Elephant and Piggie Books

Elephant and Piggie are the best! They are written by Mo Willems, who is known for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and Knuffle Bunny--and E&P are just

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Sep 20, 2012

Dinosaurs Love Underpants

My 3 and 6 year old crack up to this book everynight! They think it is so silly that dinos would wear underpants

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Sep 20, 2012

Perfectionist Child

My daughter just finished first grade. It's been a rough year. She is so hard on herself when she doesn't live up to her own expectations. She played

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