Free Nature Number Printable

I’m always looking for fun ways to incorporate math or literacy skills into my classroom centers. I also like to use natural items like loose parts in my provocations. So this nature number printable was an easy way to do both! Number Printable I used Canva to create these number printables, and they turned out …

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A Focus on Vowel Sounds

A solid understanding of short and long vowel sounds is important in building students’ reading and writing skills. Teaching Phonics Skills Kindergarten students need explicit and systematic instruction in phonics skills. It is one of the fundamental skills students need to be successful readers and writers. As I continue to teach my students letter sounds, …

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Easy Kindergarten Art Activities With Directed Drawings

My students love doing directed drawings every year. They are basically step-by-step directions that students follow to make a picture. I like doing them as whole group kindergarten art activities that students do with me. I do each step of the drawing on our projector, and my students follow along. We do one about every …

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Answering Your Kindergarten Questions

There are a few kindergarten questions that I get asked a lot. These mostly come through Instagram DMs or emails. I know that kindergarten can seem overwhelming, and there is so much to learn! I thought it would be easiest to put all the answers to my most frequently asked questions in one place. This …

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Easy No-Prep Sight Word Books

Students can create their own no-prep sight word books to reinforce reading and writing the words they are learning. Teaching Sight Words This past year, I learned about the Heart Word method for teaching sight words. For students to automatically start reading them, I explicitly teach my students how to read them. This way, they …

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Games and Activities for Kindergarten Phonics Practice

Try these fun games and activities for kindergarten phonics practice and reinforce letter-sound knowledge. Importance of Phonics Learning to connect the written symbol (the letter) to its sound is one of the foundational skills that students need to become readers and writers. Phonics needs to be explicitly taught and practiced with students. I use a …

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