Thursday, October 16, 2014

Jaime {Bright Concepts 4 Teachers}

Hi Everyone! I am Jaime from Bright Concepts 4 Teachers.

I am SUPER excited to be part of this collaborative adventure with my primary teaching peeps! I am constantly inspired and motivated by these amazing women and I know you will be too!

Let me tell you a little about myself. I was born and raised in sunny Southern California. I have not moved far from where I grew up. Literally, I live 2 miles from there. I have been married for 13 years to my college sweetheart. We have two beautiful boys who are 10 and 7. I spend most of my free time at baseball fields cheering my boys on. 

This is my 16th year of teaching. I have taught fourth, first and second grade. This is my fifth year teaching second!

One of the best things about teaching is watching the light bulb turn on when a student gets a concept! With the implementation of Common Core, I think it is so important to make the standards accessible to the students in a fun and meaningful way. I try to create activities for my students that will help them be creative and find a love to learn!

Here are a couple FREEBIES to help you inspire your students to find a love of learning too!
The first freebie is a set of I SPY Place Value cards. I place these around the room and have the students walk the room when they finish their work to answer the questions. The kids love to get up and move. 

I also want to share a set of Quotation Mark Task Cards with you. These cards are very versatile. They can be used in small groups, whole groups, intervention, centers and so much more! Your kids will love reading the cards and showing off their knowledge of quotation marks.

Thanks so much for stopping by Primary Powers! I'd love for you to visit my blog Bright Concepts 4 Teachers and follow along on my teaching adventure!

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Also, don't forget to enter our AMAZING blog launch giveaway going on right now! Just click on the giveaway button above to take you to the rafflecopter where you could win some INCREDIBLE gift cards for you and for your classroom! 


  1. I love your blog title and I'm excited to read all of your posts!! Your place value freebie is super cute and your quotation mark task cards are going to be so helpful! I agree, that my favorite part of teaching too, is when you can see the kids really get it! I just want to yell, "Yes!!!" ha! Thank you so much for sharing about you and your freebies! I'm excited to use them! I will check out the rest of your store too! Good luck with the launch of this blog!
    Tricks of the Trade in First Grade

    1. Andrea,
      Thanks so much for stopping by and checking our Primary Powers! I am so glad you love the freebies and will be able to use them with your kiddos. I hope you gather tons of SUPER ideas from all of us in the future too!

  2. Thanks for the Quotations freebie! We would use daily sentences to correct to help practice quotations. This is a great one students can do at centers and check their work.

    Fishing for Education Blog

    1. I am so glad you will be able to use the task cards with your kiddos. Quotation marks can be tricky, so I hope these activities help! Enjoy!

  3. I LOVE both of these resources! Thank you for sharing-especially the quotations back. Boy is that a toughie for my kiddos!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ashley! I am so glad you will be able to use both resources with your kiddos! Quotation marks are a toughie. I hope the task cards help!