Coding is one of my favorite things to teach our students! They are able to catch on so quickly, and it opens up so many possibilities for them. There are a lot of robots that you can use to help students learn to code- you can see my blog post about using a Sphero, and… Continue reading Unplugged Coding For Kindergarten
Next week we are on our March break, and our students are so excited to be off for a week (and so are we!) We had plenty of fun this week though, so take a look back with me at some of the centers we did: Painting with Cars A super simple, but super fun… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the week #67- painting with cars, fine motor work, community display, and more!
I love celebrating Saint-Patrick's Day with our students. It is so colorful and you can do so many fun things with them. I made a few new activities for our students to practice their math and literacy skills while still enjoying the holiday. Here is a quick look at the new centers I added to… Continue reading St-Patrick’s Day Fun! Kindergarten Math and Literacy Activities
These past couple of weeks we have been learning about community helpers, and our students have loved everything to do with construction workers. We have based a lot of our centers around this theme, and they have all been a hit! Here is a look at what we have been doing: If I Became the… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #66- fun class book, construction sensory bin and play dough, and more!
Every year we have some students that struggle with one-to-one correspondence. It is difficult` to move on to other math subjects before they have mastered this skill, so I developed this pack so that we could focus on counting skills. We use this with a few students at a time in guided groups so that… Continue reading One-to-One Correspondence Intervention for Kindergarten
We have been doing number talks once a week since the new year, and our students love them! They are so excited to share their math thinking, and I love hearing how they came up with their answers. If you do not know what a Math Talk is, here are the basics: you show some… Continue reading We Love Number Talks Bulletin Board
This has been a busy few weeks in kindergarten! We had our electives day (students pick from a variety of activities, and our whole school goes on a field trip at the same time), 100th day of school, and Valentine's Day! So many great things happening, but it was tiring. Here are some activities we… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #65: Todd Parr artwork, rainbow necklace fine motor, snowy bird art and building block sight words
In our school district, we were given 6 iPads to use in each kindergarten classroom. Our students love playing games on them, but we are always looking for meaningful apps that will enhance their learning. I love finding apps that allow students to share their thinking, or develop their own ideas. Being able to use… Continue reading My Top 5 iPad Apps for Kindergarten
I have been trying to give a small gift to my co-workers for each holiday. Being a teacher can be hard, and it is nice to acknowledge all the work that everyone does on a daily basis. We have 8 teachers on our kindergarten team, and we have an awesome teacher-librarian that I always include.… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Gift Idea for Co-Workers with FREE tag
To teach sight words to our kindergarten students, we try to use as many ways as possible to get them practicing. We trace, write, build, make, and anything else we can think of! Those little hands have to keep busy, and they learn best when they have hands-on centers that they can interact with. I… Continue reading Sight Word Laundry Literacy Center for Kindergarten