In our school district, we were given 6 iPads to use in each kindergarten classroom. Our students love playing games on them, but we are always looking for meaningful apps that will enhance their learning. I love finding apps that allow students to share their thinking, or develop their own ideas. Being able to use… Continue reading My Top 5 iPad Apps for Kindergarten
I have been trying to give a small gift to my co-workers for each holiday. Being a teacher can be hard, and it is nice to acknowledge all the work that everyone does on a daily basis. We have 8 teachers on our kindergarten team, and we have an awesome teacher-librarian that I always include.… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Gift Idea for Co-Workers with FREE tag
To teach sight words to our kindergarten students, we try to use as many ways as possible to get them practicing. We trace, write, build, make, and anything else we can think of! Those little hands have to keep busy, and they learn best when they have hands-on centers that they can interact with. I… Continue reading Sight Word Laundry Literacy Center for Kindergarten
Chinese New Year is on February 5th this year, and we have lots of families in our community that celebrate. We have a class party the day before so we can all be together to celebrate and I am always looking for new centers to do. I came up with these crafts so that students… Continue reading Chinese New Year and Chinese Zodiac Crafts
This past week was a hard one- we had 2 snow storms, freezing rain, extremely cold weather (-40 degrees Celsius), but we never had a snow day. It was tough to get through the school day when it starts with an extremely stressful drive. I'm glad it's over, but winter is not even close to… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #64- Winter Soup Sensory Bin, Beginning Sound Activity, Snowflake Fine Motor and More!
Do you need an easy Valentine's Day gift to give to your students? These punny cards are a perfect, easy and inexpensive way to give a small present to your class. Take a closer look at the cards I made for our class: Coloring Page Cards I am so excited to give these cards to… Continue reading Easy Valentine’s Day Student Gift
This week I tried something new on my Instagram with two posts that had images of all of our centers that we had set up. The first post I showcased all of the literacy centers we had set up for our morning, later in the week I showed all our math centers for the afternoon.… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #63- literacy centers, math activities and more!
To teach graphing in kindergarten you need to be prepared to give your students lots of practice. Use a variety of materials, different activities, and a mix of direct instruction and independent practice. We incorporate graphing throughout the school year so that students can get comfortable asking questions and gathering data. For students to understand… Continue reading Teaching Graphing in Kindergarten
Our first week back after winter break has been a great one- our students are excited to be back, and we are refreshed and ready to tackle the second half of the school year. We have had a lot of fun centers, here is a look at a few of them: Winter Sensory Bin Our… Continue reading Take a Look Back #62- snow sensory bin, graphing activity, invitation to create snowflakes, and more!
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!