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Today was the day. Our last day of school! I am excited to have time to share ideas with you this summer from this past year and ideas for next year. One of our end of year duties that we pull together is what we fondly call a “kid sort.” What’s a kid sort, you […]
Looking through favorite games I’ve used in my guided reading groups, I found this free race car reading activity. I should totally add it to this list of games you can play in the classroom using race cars! Normally I would use this nonsense words activity with my groups once they were able to blend cvc […]
How to figure out kindergarten classroom management comes easier to some than others. But even if it feels tricky at first, it doesn’t mean you are bad at classroom management, have to give up on kindergarten or feel like a flop. Let me share a little analogy of how important classroom management is in kindergarten, […]
Making class books is a favorite kindergarten activity of mine. Here is a class book we’ll be making in March to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and a rhyming activity that builds our reading and writing skills. Reviewing the Steps of How to Rhyme We’ll have to figure out how to form rhyming words as we interactively write […]
When it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day in the classroom – I like to play it easy. That’s because I like to keep it simple and work smart. Here’s what I like to give my students for Valentine’s Day gifts in kindergarten. I like to give each student their own mini tub of playdough for […]
This Valentine’s Day card collection keepsake book is a free printable that will allow your students to collect their Valentine cards all in one place. I wanted to make sure if you hadn’t already gotten your hands on a copy that you could with plenty of time to make copies before Valentine’s Day! This is such a cute and […]
Kindergarten teaching unit on Valentine Valentines that makes learning FUN for both boys and girls during the month of February. You’ll love the Valentines day ideas collected in one easy place to teach all of the skills you are currently working on! Working on supporting your kinders in their Dibels prep? We’ve got you covered. Working on […]
How to teach math in small groups looks different for each teacher due to personality, teaching style, grade level and a group of kiddos. Here is how I create a guided math binder to help me stay on top of lesson planning for my four kindergarten math groups. For some, teaching guided math in kindergarten seems […]
“That’s not the way our teacher does it…” I can’t even imagine the number of times a substitute teacher will hear that phrase upon entering my classroom in my stead. I give them props! I try to be super detailed for my subs, and have worked on how I put my materials together for them […]
I shared earlier this year on facebook how I’ve gone digital with all of my files. It’s been a game changer! Here’s the low down on how I did it and what I use my filing cabinets for now. If you like feeling organized, you’ll never want to look back. It’s a bit like going minimalist and […]
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