Free Picturebook App

Free Picturebook App | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

I love to use this free Picturebook App to work on writing, typing, and reading skills! Kids will have so much fun designing their own books and showing them off. There are options to share the book through Facebook, email as a PDF, or share with other Picturebook users. I personally love the PDF option the best!

The app comes with pictures to use in the book. They are pretty cute and get the creativity going! Just click the add pictures on the top and drag …

Updated Tpt Resources

Updated Tpt Resources | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Summer is the time where I like to go back and update some of my older Tpt resources! Some of them just need fresh designs with newer clip art and fonts, but most of the time I add even more activities. It’s very time consuming, but it feels so good when I’m done! You can see the before and after images of the covers below. Can you tell I went through a chalkboard phase? :)

My Math Activities With Dice definitely had a face lift! I also …

Summer Goals

Summer Goals | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Here is a list of my summer goals – both for business and personal! If you’ve been around here you’ll know I love my lists. If you’re new, well now you know! This summer goals list is to keep myself accountable, but maybe you’ll like some of these ideas too for yourself. What are your summer goals? :)

Business Goals


  • Summer is usually more of my busy season for tutoring, so I need to make sure I continue to stay organized. I use my google calendar and spread …

Summer Writing Prompts

Summer Writing Prompts | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Try these 25 summer writing prompts to keep kids writing all summer long! These prompts are appropriate for grades K-5, and can be tweaked depending on skill levels. Kids could write these in a summer journal to keep their writing all in one place. Then they can take their journal outside, to the beach, on vacations, or just keep at home for rainy days.


1. Write about summer with your five senses.

2. Describe how to make a sand castle.

3. Would you rather have a break from school in the summer, or go to …

Summer Reading Bingo

Summer Reading Bingo | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

This FREE Summer Reading Bingo will help keep reading going all summer long! Throughout the summer months, kids can do any of the reading activities on the Bingo board and then color them in. They can read by a flashlight, on the beach, read 3 books by the same author, read by a tree, and many more! Get five in a row for a Bingo, or try to get the full board!


• Instructions page
• Bingo board in book design in color and black & white …

End of the Year Activities

End of the Year Activities | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

May is going by so fast! Here is a fun list of end of the year activities to do with your students. Try some minute to win it games, do a countdown with balloons, write an end of the year parent letter, and more. These are great ways to keep learning fun to the very end!


1. 20 End of the Year Reflection Questions

2. Year-End Activity: Career Photo Collage

3. Fun End of the School Year Ideas

4. 8 Great Activities for the End of the Year

5. Count …

Teacher Appreciation Sale (May 5-6)

Teacher Appreciation Sale! | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Teachers Pay Teachers is having a Teacher Appreciation Sale just for you! Teachers, you really are the best! Whether you teach in a public school, private school, homeschool, tutor, coach, volunteer, etc., you are making a difference and you are appreciated :) I hope you can find some fabulous resources for yourself or a friend. Parents, a great way to treat some teachers this week is getting them a gift certificate to Tpt. You can do so here!

The sale starts tomorrow (May 5th) 12:01 …

Free Handwriting Resources

Free Handwriting Resources | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Need free handwriting resources? I have the list just for you! Handwriting is such an important developmental skill. Not all kids love handwriting practice, so hopefully some of these resources will be a little different and can be helpful. Some of the them are more hands on activities, while others are practice sheets that are ready to print out. I also included a list of free handwriting apps too! I hope you will find these resources helpful for your kids/students!


35 non-worksheet ideas for kids who hate handwriting

Educational Minecraft Activities

Educational Minecraft Activities | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

If you have a child or student who plays Minecraft, then you’re going to love these free Educational Minecraft Activities! I have a couple of students who are totally into this game. I honestly didn’t know much about it, but one day I thought I might as well try to incorporate some Minecraft activities into our sessions to get them more excited! And boy did it work :) So here is a list of activities I found for both language arts and math. I wanted …

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! …

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