First Grade

Can you spell hug?

When learning to read, being able to spell consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words is a BIG deal.  We designed these trays so that the kids, when asked to spell a word, can see all the beginning, middle, and ending possibilities. The teachers asked we add images to the trays.  Can you see the little image of the

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One-on-one tutoring

Even though our classroom tutoring is in small groups, each child receives one-on-one assistance the entire time from Kodi and friends! Students progress at their own speed along our learning path.  We designed our own learning paths based on teacher recommendations.  We could not use the built-in Khan Academy Kids learning path as it rotates

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Thanks Walmart River City!

Once again Walmart River City Marketplace came through with a generous grant to support our Kid-Sized Materials program. The materials we’ve provided over the years have been updated to meet newly-mandated learning curriculums and in response requests by kindergarten and first-grade teachers. Each year the support of Walmart River City Marketplace has enhanced our kiddos

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Seeing the Possibilities

CVC (consonant – vowel – consonant) words are important when learning to read.  We designed this word tray to give young children a big picture view of CVC words. The tray makes it easy for a child to build a word by seeing the beginning, middle, and ending letter possibilities.  Just one more tool Dinsmore

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Students Helping Students

Over the summer, highschoolers volunteered 427 hours helping us prepare for this school year. They put together new literacy materials, including UFLI word trays and decodable notebooks.  They cleaned and organized existing teaching tools:  they replaced batteries in etch-a-sketches, cleaned and counted bags of geo shapes, cleaned and prepped the iPads for screen protector replacements,

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Quiet Feet

All kindergarteners and first grade chair legs now have quiet feet.  In addition to reducing the classroom noise level, the tennis balls also make it possible for the young children to slide and re-arrange their chairs. Thanks to the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club for donating tennis balls.  And, thanks to Roger Mann for cutting

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  • Delta Education Weather Vane (4)
  • Delta Educational Barometer (4)
  • Classifying Clouds Photo Cards (4)
  • Didax Plastic Anemometer (2)
  • Delta Education Solar Hot Air Balloon (4)
  • NewPath Weather and Climate Learning Center (4)
  • Taylor Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer, Dual Scale (4)
  • V-Back Metal Thermometers, Dual Scale (60)