14 Inspiring First Grade Blogs and Teachers to Follow

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First Grade Blogs

We absolutely love learning from our fellow teachers. Technology can definitely be a distraction, but we’re grateful for the ways in which it helps us connect. More than ever, educators are finding creative ways to reach students and miraculously make time for self-care. Here’s a list of some of the best first grade blogs to follow for a little inspiration.

Happy Hearts in 1st

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Why we love them: Kelsey clearly loves her classroom AND coffee. Need we say more?

Must-read post: Kids will really love these printable pizzas that help younger students learn about fractions!


Stickies and Sharpies

Why we love them: Lauren is dedicated to the classroom, but also encourages us to take breaks and treat ourselves!


Must-read post: Check out her rainbow drawers for storing sight word activities and fluency activities!

The Lemonade Stand Teacher

Why we love them: Tiffany’s goal is to “turn those lemony standards into SWEET success!” That’s why we think this is one of the best first grade blogs!

Must-read post: As a forward-thinker, she’s already brainstorming about next year’s classroom and how she can make it better for her students!

Our Elementary Daze

Why we love them: Lilly and Sarah create fun t-shirts with inspirational quotes for their fellow teachers! 

Must-read post: You’ll love the “Get Your Virtual Teach On” design that’s perfect for educators who are distance learning. 

Hey Hey First Grade

Why we love them: Jordan shares everything from cute family photos to ways to take old crayons and turn them into something new!

Must-read post: She created a fantastic guide for helping kids determine whether they’re going through a small problem that they can face on their own—or a big problem that needs the support of an adult. Way to empower students!

Missing Tooth Grins

Why we love them: Alisha’s first grade blog has creative suggestions for ways to boost learning in the classroom and at home! 

Must-read post: These outdoor writing activities will give your students fresh air and fresh ideas.

Miss Johnston’s Journey

Why we love them: Lindsey’s Instagram is filled with inspirational quotes, classroom ideas, and honest real-life struggles. 

Must-read post: Her “I’m Still Learning to Be Okay with Being a Teacher” shares some truths about how we feel about our important (but challenging) roles. 

Purely Primary

Why we love them: Alma has design and decoration ideas that are gorgeous and vibrant for those who don’t want to use super bright colors. 

Must-read post: She’s got great tips on how to give your classroom a fresh, clean start at the beginning of a new school year. 

Teacher To The Core

Why we love them: Katie is a “real teacher with real solutions for real classrooms.”

Must-read post: She has a packet filled with resources for making parent-teacher communication easier! 

Creatively Teaching First

Why we love them: Emily has created resources for everything from organizing unfinished work to teacher reminders. 

Must-read post: These customizable bookmarks will let your students know that you really see who they are and value their uniqueness. 

Teaching & Much More

Why we love them: Along with helpful tips, you can count on Vicky to share lighthearted posts to keep you laughing! 

Must-read post: She missed going to the pool so much due to the quarantine that she made one out of chalk.

Teaching With Haley

Why we love them: Haley encourages us to put relationships first and that “character education matters.”

Must-read post: She tackles “Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in the Inclusive Classroom” with thoughtfulness and love. 

Foxwell Forest

Why we love them: Becca’s goal is to equip teachers with engaging resources, books, and ideas to help students foster a deep love of reading!

Must-read post: She shares her positive experiences with unplugging from social media and how it can help when we’re feeling overwhelmed. 

One Giggle at a Time

Why we love them: Diana’s Instagram posts remind us to look for the silver linings, even during our toughest moments.

Must-read post: She shares a useful social story highlighting the importance of being respectful while we’re video chatting. 

What are your favorite first grade blogs to follow? Come share in our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group on Facebook.

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