Giving homework in kindergarten can be hard. You need parental involvement, and it can be hard for some families to find time to complete it. One of my co-workers wanted a monthly calendar that students could complete with their families. I created these editable monthly homework challenges so that families can complete the activities on… Continue reading Homework in Kindergarten?
I am always on the hunt for new, hands-on activities for our kindergarten students. I know our students love using different materials when they are at centers, and these Popsicle Stick Letters are a perfect fit! These are so easy to use, and can be reused throughout the whole year! I bought regular and mini… Continue reading Popsicle Stick Letters: A new literacy center for kindergarten!
One of my most popular resources for my store has been my Hop and Buzz Along the Number Line activity. I have been wanting to make another version of this activity that is more suitable for the rest of the year, and not just more of a 'spring' activity. I thought that using cars to… Continue reading Adding and Subtracting with a Number Line
This week has been a rainy and humid one in my part of the world. I've wanted to curl up on the couch, watch movies and knit all week! I did do some of that, but I also got a cute DIY project done, found a new book and continued to work on some new… Continue reading Take a Look Back #50- pencil stool DIY, Alphabet hunt, new coding book and more!
I love making things over the summer for our classroom. I find inspiration online, and then try to make my own versions. I am not a master woodworker by any stretch, but I do enjoy using new tools and trying to make things in our garage! Last year I made wood car tracks, and wood… Continue reading Wood Gems for Kindergarten
Teaching time to kindergarten students is a tough one. They do not quite understand what time is yet, and they are just starting to note the passage of time. So when you start teaching them to tell time, it can be a really hard concept for them to grasp. We keep telling time really simple… Continue reading Teaching Time in Kindergarten with a Poster Freebie!
While being on summer break, I am posting pictures from our classroom from this past year. It's been nice to look back on some of the activities we did, and to start thinking of new ideas for next year! My Piggy Bank This activity was so fun to do with the money stamps (from Scholar's… Continue reading Take a Look Back #49- Piggy Bank Money Activity, Geo-Board Literacy, Roll and Stack Sight Word Center, and more!
Are you thinking about some new centers for back to school? Here are a few ideas to get the school year started! Memory Books and Journals The beginning of the year is the perfect time to start your Memory Journals or Books. Students make one page a month, and at the end of the school… Continue reading Get Centers Ready for Back to School!
One of my favourite activities to do with my students is have them do a monthly writing page for their Memory Book or Journal. I keep all the pages that they write, and at the end of the year I put them into a book so that they can take them home and show their… Continue reading Memory Books and Journals for the Whole Year
Going into my second full week off of school and I am enjoying this time to relax! I thought I could share with you a few more pictures from our last week of school: Teen Number Stack 'Em Our students needed a challenge in the last weeks of school, and these teen number subitizing mats… Continue reading Take a Look Back #48- dinosaur sensory bin, teen number stacking game, and more!