the blog

Welcome to the blog! Find everything you need to teach in your Pre-K, TK, Kindergarten or 1st Grade classroom! I love sharing tips, tricks, and resources for your classroom that promote fine motor skills, multi-sensory learning, differentiation, and student engagement. Get ideas for centers, writing activities, crafts and more!

letter writing freebie

free Letter tracing activity A-Z upper and lower case

Practice letter formation with these independent, engaging, and zero-prep. printables! Use them for whole group, homework, small group, or for students that need extra practice with writing their letters.

hey, I’m Michelle

Hi teacher friend! Welcome, I am so glad you are here! I am Michelle, the author behind Apples and ABCs. After teaching for over a decade, I’m thrilled that I can be your online teacher bestie, sharing tips, tricks, and resources for your primary classroom. Make yourself at home, grab a freebie, and I hope you leave here feeling inspired and excited to teach your young learners!

Michelle Pencil