National High Five Day!

National High Five Day! | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Today is National High Five Day! This fun holiday started in 2002 at the University of Virginia. Students gave out high fives and lemonade, how fun! It is now celebrated on the 3rd Thursday of April. So today give your kids and students (and anyone really!) a high five. Tell them how fabulous they are! Here are just a few ideas for you:

1. Many schools are in a testing season now. Periodically walk by and high five your students. Let them know they can do it! …

Reading at Home – Featured on Minds in Bloom!

Reading at Home - Featured on Minds in Bloom!

I am so excited that I have had the opportunity to guest post over at Minds in Bloom! I wrote about Tips for Encouraging Reading at Home. I also included a free printable that you can download from my Tpt store, so be sure to check it out! A big thank you to Rachel Lynette for letting me guest post, she’s a rock star

Be sure to check out the rest of her blog too because it’s packed full of fabulous resources!


Spring Writing Prompts

Spring Writing Prompts | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Need some fresh writing ideas for spring? Try these 25 spring writing prompts to get students’ creativity going! These prompts are appropriate for grades K-5, and can be tweaked depending on skill levels. Try these during writing workshop, in a writing center, in a journal, or just extra writing practice at home. I love to see what creative things kids come up with when using these prompts!


1. Describe a spring day from a butterfly’s point of view.

2. What would you do if it rained non-stop for a …

Free Easter Bookmarks

Free Easter Bookmarks | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Need some free Easter bookmarks? I have created some just for you! There are 4 bookmarks per page that are ready to print and cut out. You can laminate them for longer durability if you want too. Each bookmark design comes in color and black & white! I can’t get over how adorable those bunnies are


• Happy Easter!
• Happy Spring!
• Hop into a good book!
• Have an “egg”-cellent time reading!

The black & white bookmarks will definitely help you save on ink. Plus kids can color them …

Spring Cleaning My Blog

Spring Cleaning My Blog | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Spring is here and I felt it was time to do some spring cleaning to my blog and logo! I like to keep things simple and clean, but everything definitely needed a change. I wanted to design a softer look, yet still keep some of the same design elements. So you’ll still see my teal circle and the same color palette, but now with gray. I really love how gray and teal look together! I also updated my main picture since I have a much better camera to …

Free Flashcard Apps

Free Flashcard Apps | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

These FREE flashcard apps provide kids with an interactive (and more fun) way to study! Flashcards can be such a great tool, but sometimes it’s tedious to write everything out on note cards and keep them organized. With these apps, you can quickly type in your information and get to studying in no time. You can create multiple decks of cards for different subjects too.

For younger students I suggest you fill out the note cards yourself, and then hand the app over for studying. Older students could definitely …

St. Patrick’s Day Bookmarks

Free St. Patrick's Day Bookmarks | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

It’s your lucky day! Here are some FREE St. Patrick’s Day bookmarks that I created! Students will be reading in style with these colorful and black & white bookmarks. There are four bookmarks per page that are ready to print and cut out. (You can always laminate them for longer durability.)


• Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
• Have a LUCKY day!
• A good book is like a pot of gold!
• You’re my lucky charm! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

These are not your ordinary colorful bookmarks… if you look …

Celebrate Dr. Seuss

Celebrate Dr. Seuss | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss today by going to Seussville! This site is packed full of fun interactive games, activities, and videos. Kids can learn more about the characters, Dr. Seuss himself, and create their very own “who” character! There are so many things to explore, and this would be a great activity after reading a favorite Dr. Seuss book.

Parents – there is a parent section just for you with activities, crafts, recipes, and more. So many fun things!

Teachers – you’ll find free printables and activities, …

Teachers Are Heroes Sale!

Teachers Are Heroes Sale! | Rachel K Tutoring Blog


TeachersPayTeachers is hosting a Teachers Are Heroes Sale tomorrow, February 25th! Use the promo code HEROES and save 28% in my store. I have all kinds of K-5 reading, writing, and math resources! (Also, there is a BONUS sale day on Thursday – so you can keep on saving for an extra day!)

Also, here’s a secret just for you… all of my bundles are already about 20% off (I usually round to make an even number). So this means you will be saving an additional …

Text Message Generator

Text Message Generator | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Have you ever thought of using a text message generator as an educational tool? Give it a try with in the classroom or at home! It’s an iPhone text message screenshot generator that looks like the real thing. This tool is free and easy to set up. You decide who is talking and what the texts say. It’s such a great way to catch students’ attention! Plus they may think you’re all hip and trendy… but no guarantees, sorry

I have outlined in the steps below how to set …

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