Hi, I’m Tammy, and I’m so glad you’re here.  This is the place for teachers and parents to find fun, time-saving teaching tools and tips for reading, crafts, educational games, strategies, and freebies. I believe that every child can succeed with the right tools.

Look around and see what educational resources and activities you can find on reading, phonics, dyslexia, spelling and Orton-Gillingham methods. You can also find Dusty the Dog resources and books to encourage kids to have a positive growth mindset.

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“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”― Benjamin Franklin

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Spelling Rules Bundle for Practice

Spelling practice is easy with these 20 sets of multi-sensory activities, games, interactive notebooks, and digital task cards covering 11 spelling rules.
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Letter Reversal Activities

The Reverse It Resource Binder includes over 60 visual discrimination activities for the letters b,d,p,q, and g to help beginning readers and students with dyslexia who often reverse or confuse letters.

Crazy Words Phonics Card Games

Fun phonics card games that use nonsense words to provides practice with syllable division rules, syllable types, and decoding skills.

Games Galore

22 fact review board games to use with any set of flashcards or task cards.
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Syllable Division Connect Game and Resource Book

Two resources that teach syllable division rules and decoding multisyllable words plus a free syllable division bookmark.

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Sight Word Spelling Practice Mat

See your student’s confidence soar as they have fun learning to spell with this multi-sensory spelling practice mat and activities.
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Play Dough Activity Mats

Practice identifying emotions and having a growth mindset with these fun and multisensory play dough activity mats. Nothing engages my kids like pulling out the dough.

How To Train Your Brain

A Growth Mindset Interactive Workbook.
This interactive growth mindset activity workbook teaches kids to train their brains to get stronger. Using multi-sensory activities, they learn about their unique strengths, learning style, and how to use their senses to improve.


Digital Boom Task Cards

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“I have become a Boom Card™ maniac. I just love these. My students are so engaged that they beg to have “Boom Time.”  –  Boom Card User

What are They?

No, they are not exploding cards, but they are dynamite!  Boom Cards are digital, self- grading task cards that are gamified for students.  They are like mini educational apps, developed by teachers, that can be played on any device with a modern browser and internet connection.

Why Use Them

They are interactive, paperless, no-prep, super fun, and can go anywhere.  As a bonus, teachers get data on mastery.   A win for teachers, parents, and students.  Read more to find out more about these explosive digital learning resources.

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