We are constantly trying to reinforce and practice sight words. It can get boring doing the same activities, so I came up with these building with sight words activity packs. Students use the pieces to build different items, and this one has students building a lucky clover for Saint-Patrick's Day. There are 46 sight word… Continue reading Build a Sight Word Lucky Clover for Saint-Patrick’s Day
This past week we have been learning about community helpers, and our students were very excited with anything to do with construction workers. We also started with some Saint-Patrick's Day activities. Here is a look back on some of the things we did: What Can You Build? Literacy Center We wanted to get our students… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #32- construction play dough, construction worker loose parts, sight word lucky clover literacy activity and more!
This week was a short one- Monday was a holiday! So I am feeling refreshed and loving the 4 day work week! Family Frames These cute house frames were made for our families for Family Day. I pre-made the popsicle stick houses by hot gluing them together. Each student painted their house, then drew a… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #31- Family pictures craft, Sight Word Pizza, Alphabet literacy center, making 10 with paper chains freebie
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!