One of my most favourite topics to teach kindergarten students is coding! In this blog post, I am going to do a run down of how I teach coding to our students, and give you some tricks so that you can too! Why? Kids love learning anything to do with technology - they soak it… Continue reading Coding in Kindergarten – Why, What, When & How
Our students started showing an interest in space, so we decided to start an inquiry in our classroom. We planned activities, and centers based around space and we did them over 2 weeks. During this time, we watched videos, read books and did research to learn more about, and answer questions about space. Hopefully this… Continue reading Space Math and Literacy Activities for Kindergarten with a FREEBIE
We have been trying hard to make sure our literacy and math centers are still engaging as we approach the end of the school year. Here are a few activities that our students have found engaging over the past week. Roll and Add Our students practiced their adding skills with this math provocation. They rolled… Continue reading Take a Look Back #73- pompom addition, ABC Countdown, roll & rhyme, and more!
I've had this question a few times: How do you get your students to write? I am going to try and answer this question in a blog post. Here's the thing about writing: students will do it when they are ready, it takes a lot of patience sometimes, and every child is different. This is… Continue reading Get Students Writing
This past week we worked on subtraction using a number line, and finished up our Earth Day activities. We also challenged our students with a coding STEM activity that uses binary code (keep reading for a free printable). Our students practiced writing CVC words with different centers. Keep reading to see what we have been… Continue reading Take a Look Back #72- Earth Day loose parts, Number line subtraction, STEM name coding FREEBIE, and more!
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Our school hosted a STEM night for the families in our community a few weeks ago. Families were invited to come to our school and explore different STEM activities presented by teachers. There were several rooms throughout the school that had different experiences that they could try. When they arrived at the school, they were… Continue reading STEM Night Fun!
It is the start of a 4 day weekend, and I am excited to get some much needed rest. I caught a cold that was going through our class and now I am stuck with a nasty cough! I hope you are staying healthy, and that you enjoy the time off with friends and family.… Continue reading Take a look back #70 – Easter STEM challenge, fine motor push pin freebie, cloud sight words, and more!
Spring is here (even though it snowed today!), and we have been learning all about spring showers and the science behind why it rains. Our students have had so much fun learning about the different kinds of clouds, and exploring the weather outside our classroom. Here is a look back on what we did this… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #69- rain cloud fine motor, rain cloud science, domino number line, spring coding, and more!
I hate public speaking. I start to get nervous about 2 weeks before the event date, and I have trouble sleeping and eating! Even though I HATE presenting at Professional Development sessions, I still do them. This past year, I have done 3 PD sessions, and I have dreaded every one of them. In this… Continue reading Presenting at PDs – Even if you have a fear of public speaking