Last week my friend Jenn wrote an awesome post about Mystery Skype in Kindergarten, and it's such a great way to incorporate more technology into the classroom. She has also turned me on to using Boom Cards with our kindergarten students. If you don't know what Boom Cards are, keep reading! They are such an… Continue reading Boom Cards in the Classroom! Technology in Kindergarten
What a bananas week this has been. We ended off last week on the 100th day of school, there was Valentine's Day this week, and Chinese New Year, and we had our Elective Day today (students picked a fun activity to do inside or outside the school). It was exhausting but so fun, we had… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #30- BOOM Cards, Sight Word Center, Valentine’s Day and More!
Today I am having my first ever guest blog post! I am so excited to have my friend Jenn from Books and Bytes join us to discuss Mystery Skype and how she has used it with kindergarten students. I have already learned so much from Jenn while working with her these past few months, and… Continue reading GUEST BLOG POST- Mystery Skype: Kindergarten Style!
3D shapes can be a hard concept to teach in kindergarten. There are so many different concepts that they have to learn- how they are different from 2D shapes, what faces it has (which requires previous knowledge of 2D shapes), what edges and vertices are, and all their names! We used some hands-on centers to… Continue reading Teaching 3D Shapes in Kindergarten With Hands-On Activities
I was pretty excited to reach 2600 followers this week! I can't believe how much my page has grown in less than a year, and I love sharing ideas with teachers from all over the world. It's such a great way to showcase all the amazing things that are happening in our classrooms, and to… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #29- Valentine’s Day sensory bin, heart painting, play dough invitation, and more!
Our students always need practice with letter sounds and letter formations. We love to give our students hands-on centers to get them to practice with the alphabet in different ways. I came up with this activity pack to make it easy for us to set-up centers, once students know how to do the center once,… Continue reading Letter and Phonics Activities for Kindergarten
There have been so many fun things happening in our classroom lately. Our students have been so creative and we have been having a great time learning and playing in kindergarten! Here are a few things that we have been up to: Arctic Small World Play Center Our students have loved playing in our small… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #28- Arctic exploration with loose parts, fishing for sight words, math loose parts, 100th day of school and more!
Our students have been learning how to use a Sphero for the past few weeks. A Sphero is robotic toy that is controlled through apps and makes it easy for students to learn robotic basics and how to code. This is some of the things we did in our classroom with the Sphero, and some… Continue reading Sphero Robotic Toy in the Kindergarten Classroom
It is getting to the time of the school year when we need more challenging centers for our students. Most of them know all the letters and sounds, so we are moving on to stretching out and writing simple words. I wanted to create something fun, that students would be excited to do, but that… Continue reading CVC, CCVC, CVCC Literacy Center and Worksheets for Kindergarten
As we continued to learn about snowflakes and winter in general (check our last week's post for more ideas), we did some fun activities this week around the same theme. Scroll all the way to the end to find a free printable for a class book based on The Mitten! Snowflake Invitation to Create After… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #27- snowflake geoboards, owl painting, literacy loose parts, class book