First Grade Teachers

A free online community for first grade teachers and support staff

This free online community offers educators the opportunity to exchange ideas and resources.



Note: This group also has a companion group on the Yahoo network that was established in 2005, and, therefore,
has many links and files stored in its archives. It's fee to join, too. See
First Grade Teachers' Yahoo Group

You might also want to check out the
Math Matters for K-2 Grade Teachers Yahoo group.

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Educational Games

Started by Brian King in Reading Jul 11, 2013.

Attendance/Lunch Count 11 Replies

Started by Debra in Classroom Management. Last reply by Brian King Jul 2, 2013.

Coin Counting Online Game

Started by Brian King in Math Jul 2, 2013.

Common Core- free resources 12 Replies

Started by Patricia Murphy in Open Discussions. Last reply by Tava Roberts Apr 14, 2013.

Blog Posts

Teaching Tiny Treasures

Posted by Tava Roberts on April 14, 2013 at 2:05pm

Celebrate Teachers Today and Every Day

Posted by Rebecca Howard on September 19, 2012 at 9:56pm

Starting New Common Core Standards

Posted by Tava Roberts on August 3, 2012 at 10:16pm — 2 Comments

New at this blogging thing!!

Posted by Joyce Ansel on January 2, 2012 at 5:22pm — 1 Comment

Check it out!

Posted by teaching fanatic on August 15, 2011 at 8:58am

Check out my new blog -- I need some followers!! LOL

Posted by vicky1970 on August 7, 2011 at 10:18pm — 1 Comment

nusery rhymes

Posted by joan horne on August 4, 2011 at 8:52pm

Just updated my Blog!

Posted by teaching fanatic on August 1, 2011 at 11:55pm

I Can Statement Poster/Charts

Posted by Susan Merritt on July 30, 2011 at 9:07am — 4 Comments


Posted by jenny ludlow on July 20, 2011 at 6:13pm

1st Grade Blog

Posted by Kelly Young on July 7, 2011 at 11:50am

Just getting started! Mrs. Langley's Class

Posted by Heather Langley on June 23, 2011 at 9:24pm

My First Ever Blog!

Posted by teaching fanatic on June 22, 2011 at 4:07pm

Lesson Plan Diva

Posted by Jenaya Shaw on June 15, 2011 at 8:26pm — 3 Comments

My New Blog

Posted by melissa alonzo on June 11, 2011 at 1:25am

My new blog!

Posted by Andrea on April 8, 2011 at 3:58pm

Tattle Tales: A First Grade Chit-Chat Blog

Posted by Raquel Sterczek on March 30, 2011 at 5:04pm

Always First Grade

Posted by Lisa Ibarra on March 18, 2011 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment



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Latest Activity

Brian King replied to Debra's discussion Attendance/Lunch Count
"I have a mug full of Popsicle sticks with students names on them, they pull one out each morning if they are there."
Jul 2, 2013
Brian King commented on Joyce Ansel's blog post New at this blogging thing!!
"If you'd like, you can check out my site If you feel it's up to par, you can blog about that (I can send you any pics or info you need). It's a site geared toward educational games for elementary students. Ed blog…"
Jul 2, 2013
Tava Roberts posted a blog post

Teaching Tiny Treasures

I just launched my official teacher blog.  You can view posts with pictures of my classroom, word wall ideas, and more!  Also, download your free first grade ELA units 1-6 Binder Covers and Binder Spine Covers.  These have surely helped me to organize all of these newly developed units!  I would appreciate your feedback and look forward to sharing ideas with you! ~Tava …See More
May 8, 2013
Tava Roberts replied to Patricia Murphy's discussion Common Core- free resources
"I have actually started my official teaching blog: Teaching Tiny TreasuresYou can download these Binder Spines and Binder Front Covers for the ELA Units 1-6 of the Common Core Standards for free! ~Tava…"
Apr 14, 2013

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- Albert Einstein


Better learning will not come from finding better ways for the teacher to instruct but from giving the learner better opportunities to construct."
-Seymour Papert, author of Mindstorms and The Children's Machine

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