Math Games With Cards

Math Games With Cards | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Here are some great math games to play with cards! These can be used for math centers, review, extra practice, or just for fun. Using playing cards as a math manipulative can make learning more hands-on and fun. Plus most kids love playing with cards, so it’s a win-win! There are a ton of card games out there, but here are my favorites. Many of these can be adjusted according to skill level.

Stretch The Sentence Writing Activity

Stretch The Sentence Writing Activity | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

This FREE stretch the sentence writing activity is perfect for students who need more practice with writing detailed sentences! This activity is intended for 2nd-3rd graders, but also could be used for 1st and 4th graders depending on skill levels.

In this writing activity, students are given a short phrase, and then they have to stretch the sentence out by adding more information to it. Students can ask themselves “who, what, when, where, why, and how” questions to help them think of more details. Here are a few …

Any.Do – The Ultimate To Do List App

Any.Do - The Ultimate To Do List App | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

The ultimate to do list app – Any.Do! I love to be organized, so I love to use tools that make that easier for me. I always have some kind of to-do list, whether it’s just in my head or on a sticky note on my desk. I needed a more efficient way, though still staying simple. I wanted to find an app to use that I could check things off my to do list, and be able to look at several …

Top Free Reading Apps

Top Free Reading Apps | Rachel K Tutoring Blog


These Top Free Reading Apps are a fun way for K-5 students to practice their reading skills! These definitely can come in handy during reading workshop, reading time at home, tutoring sessions, long road trips, etc. These apps provide practice with sight words, phonics, grammar, and more. I especially love the storybook apps where interactive stories are narrated. This will help struggling readers build fluency while they follow along. I like to use these in my tutoring sessions because sometimes they are just a bit more exciting than me …

Back To School Sale

Back To School Sale | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

It’s here – The Teachers Pay Teachers Back To School Sale! The sale runs Monday-Tuesday (August 4-5), and you don’t want to miss out! This is a great time to find back to school resources, clip art, homeschool materials, and more. You can browse by various categories or just look at what your favorite sellers are offering. When you shop at TPT you are supporting classroom teachers, retired teachers, tutors, homeschool moms, librarians, and so many more from around the world!

If you would like …

Top Ten Educational Boards

Top 10 Educational Boards | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Pinterest is a great way to find educational activities and ideas, especially in these top 10 educational boards! I admit I am a little bit obsessed with Pinterest, but I love how easy it is though. I can quickly find something I pinned a long time ago, and I can organize everything in different categories. I think it’s so much easier and efficient than just bookmarking those websites. I would have a whole mess of bookmarks, that’s for sure. So thank you Pinterest for making …

Summer Reading Activities

Summer Reading Activities | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Try out these summer reading activities to keep kids excited and motivated to read during these summer months! It’s never too late to jump into these activities.


1. Go on a library scavenger hunt. Find book titles only starting with a certain letter, or books in a particular category like nature or family. The possibilities are endless, and it’s a great way to get familiar with the library and how to find books. Try this library scavenger hunt from What Do We Do All Day.

2. Summer Reading Calendar …

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