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HI, I'M LEIGH
Hey there, I’m Leigh! I’m an elementary school teacher with over 13 years of classroom experience, most of that being in 2nd grade! The Applicious Teacher is all about creating hands-on and engaging lessons that align with the standards while still having time for a life outside of school. This is your place for ideas, tips, and resources for the REAL teacher!
Writing All Year
Do your students cheer when it comes to writing time? They should be! Writing All Year is designed to help you plan and implement engaging, standard’s-aligned writing projects in your 2nd through 4th grade classroom week after week. Classroom-friendly and low prep, you and your students will love these expository, persuasive, and narrative writing projects! Three cheers for writing!
BEYOND THE TEXT UNITS
Imagine leaving school on a Friday afternoon knowing that your reading and writing lesson plans are filled with fun and engaging lessons that build deep and meaningful comprehension. Now imagine that all you had to do was hit print. No this isn’t a dream, Beyond the Text Units are designed to bring deep and meaningful reading comprehension to your 2nd and 3rd-grade classroom with minimal prep. Each Beyond the Text unit centers around a carefully selected book and includes everything you need to teach multiple standards in reading and writing for the week.
READING COMPREHENSION ASSESSMENTS
Reading Comprehension Assessments at your fingertips! These best-selling reading tests are the perfect way for you to check reading comprehension acquisition quickly and easily! Assessments are available in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-grade levels! All assessments include answer keys and a reference chart for you to easily find the topics, levels, and standards of each assessment. Also available in digital form!
11 Field Trip Hacks to Save Your Sanity
Oh, springtime! The time when inside recess starts to become a memory of the past, and the weather is finally warm enough for a
8 Fun Activities for Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in your Classroom
Do you need to shake up your St. Patrick’s Day lesson plans? Look no further! Celebrate this fun and festive holiday with your students
9 Books to Teach About Fractions
Any time I can use a book to start a math unit, I’m all about it! When it comes to teaching fractions, it is
Easy Valentine’s Day Craft and Gift: Heartprint Craft and Poem
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I have to share an oldie-but-a-goodie handprint craft I love doing with my students this time
11 Ways to Celebrate the 100th Day of School in 2nd Grade
I honestly don’t know where the time has gone. How are we already in the second half of the school year?! Hello, 2023! With
Must Read Books for Teachers in 2023
There are some books that every teacher should read, either to fill their teacher’s soul or perfect their craft! Today, I’m sharing nine books
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