Your Key to Success: Classroom Routines

Having clear and predictable classroom routines will help you stay organized and help your students be successful in their own learning! Setting up routines at the beginning of the school year is important not only for your students but also for yourself. If your students know what they have to do and when, they won’t …

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How to Easily Create a Kindergarten Phonics Routine

Plan and implement an effective kindergarten phonics routine to build the foundation of reading and writing skills for your students. I have learned over the years that my students need direct, explicit instruction in phonics. Without it, some of my students would not be able to connect the written symbol (the letter) and its spoken …

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What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Literacy in Kindergarten

Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate program for literacy in kindergarten. Read about everything you need to know for this school year. Our young learners need planned, extensive and developmentally appropriate literacy instruction to become readers and writers. This is coupled with opportunities to use these skills through play during the school day. I recently …

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Back to School Books for Kindergarten

Are you looking for back-to-school books for your kindergarten classroom library? I have a great list of great books to share with you! Last year, I wrote some blog posts about literacy and math books that are perfect for the beginning of the school year. Recently, I acquired some new picture books that I think …

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Write the Room Activities in Kindergarten

Write the Room Activities are an engaging way to reinforce a variety of skills. Use them in your kindergarten classroom to get students excited to learn! A fun way to keep your students engaged and learning in the classroom is to incorporate some write the room activities. They are perfect for practicing a variety of …

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How to Easily Create an Invitation to Learning

Setting up an invitation for learning is a way that educators can engage students in learning and inquiry. It is planned with materials and questions that will prompt students to investigate and explore. Provocations are the perfect opportunity for educators to document and extend the learning that their students are doing. Setting up an invitation …

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Easy and Fun STEM Activities for Kindergarten

Provide your students with the opportunity to practice problem-solving and creative thinking skills with these STEM Activities for Kindergarten. Providing various opportunities for students to practice STEM skills is an important part of my kindergarten classroom. Problem-solving and creative thinking can be worked on through different activities. These Building Challenges task cards are such a …

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Kindergarten Classroom Setup: Spaces and Centers

Your kindergarten classroom setup will be one of the aspects that you will have to give the most consideration to. Thinking about the centers and spaces that will be available to your students, and then changing them based on their needs. In this fifth post about the┬ákindergarten classroom environment, I will give you some ideas …

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Spring Activities for your Kindergarten Classroom

Are you looking for spring activity ideas for your kindergarten classroom? This is such a great time of the year to inspire wonder and learning with your students! This is when you can reinforce skills and concepts that they have been learning all year and really dive deep into the learning with your students. Here …

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