I am always looking for ways to have our students practice sounding out and writing words. It is such a jump from learning letter sounds, to applying that knowledge when writing new words. CVC words are a great place to start since they are simple and it is easy to hear each sound. To get… Continue reading CVC Word Practice- Type them!
I have had such a great winter break- I got some much needed rest, and I am ready to take on the rest of the school year! I am excited to see our students again, and we have so many great centers and activities planned to do with them. Here is a look back at… Continue reading Take a Look Back #61- Winter Sensory Bin, Lego Maze, January Homework Challenges, and more!
We are one day away from winter break, and I didn't think I was going to make it for a moment. I'm am looking forward to having two weeks off to relax and hit the reset button. Here are few activities from our past week in kindergarten: Penguin Art We did a winter art rotation… Continue reading Take a Look Back #60- penguin art, holiday sensory bin, gingerbread man class book and more!
Decomposing numbers is a hard concept for students to grasp at first. It takes a lot of hands-on practice, and reinforcing the concept with different activities. Even though it is sometimes a difficult skill to master, it is important for students to understand how to make 10 so that they can move on to understanding… Continue reading How to Practice Making Ten in Kindergarten
We are 1 week away from winter break, and I am ready for some time off! Our students are amazing, but they are very excited for Christmas and they are bouncing off the walls! Here are a few things that we have been up to these past few weeks to keep them busy: Letter Spin… Continue reading Take a Look Back #59- Christmas ornaments, letter formation practice, hot chocolate craft, and more!
Teaching symmetry can sometimes be a difficult concept, it seems that some students just 'get it', while others need a little more help. I find that the best way to get students to understand a line of symmetry, is to get to them to practice in different ways and with different materials. Here are a… Continue reading How to Teach Symmetry in Kindergarten
We have been gearing up for the holidays in the classroom, and we have started planning out all our holiday crafts and centers. I can't wait to show you what we are working on, but for now, here are some other centers we have been doing: Fine Motor Station This linking station was perfect for… Continue reading Take a Look Back #58- STEM challenge, fine motor stations, symmetry provocation, and more!
There are 4 weeks until Christmas (can you believe it? I can't!), so we have started planning and gearing up for all the holiday celebrations and fun. Are you doing anything special with you class? Let me know in the comments below! Here is what we were up to this past week: Shredded Paper Sensory… Continue reading Take a Look Back #57- Beebot, Letter Construction, Easy Sensory Bin, and more!
There are times in the classroom when you have to take a step back and realize that what you are doing is just not working. That doesn't mean you are failing as a teacher, it just means that you are recognizing your students' needs. This moment recently came up during our writer's workshop. Usually during… Continue reading Knowing when to slow down…
Do you get snow where you live? We just got our first snowfall this week, and it actually stuck (most of the time the snow melts and doesn't stay on the ground after the first snow of the season). So now all I want to do is take out all our winter centers! This is… Continue reading Winter Sight Word Practice in Kindergarten