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!
This past week was our Welcome to Kindergarten night. We invite students that will be starting school in September to come into our kindergarten classrooms. We have centers set-up and they can explore the different classrooms. We were assigned loose parts this year and we incorporated a mix of math, literacy and art into our… Continue reading Welcome to Kindergarten
Over the past two weeks we have been investigating lines of symmetry in our classroom. We looked at where we saw them in nature (bugs, butterflies, leaves), where we saw lines of symmetry in our classroom (letters, numbers) and we made our own symmetrical images. Here are a few activities that you can try in… Continue reading Kindergarten Line of Symmetry Activities
Our classroom was transformed into a flower shop a few weeks ago. Our students were having so much fun setting up their store, making signs, writing lists, making money to use in the store, so we extended our leaning outside of the dramatic play center and brought it into other areas of the classroom. This… Continue reading Flower Shop Dramatic Play
I am continuing on my Instagram journey, and I have managed to keep uploading a picture a day. I try to keep it a mix of classroom pics, products from my Teachers pay Teachers store and some 'real life' pictures. Here are a few things that I was up to this week: We have a… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #4
The students in our class were showing an interest a couple of weeks ago in the weather and the clouds that they saw outside. So we decided to start a unit on clouds and see how interested they were in looking at different kinds of weather. Apparently not very interested because we have decided to… Continue reading Cloud Activities in Kindergarten
I was really excited when I saw these 30 sided Alphabet Dice. I was trying to think of different ways to use these dice in our literacy centers and use them in fun, interactive games. Use with whiteboards- students can practice writing the uppercase and lowercase letters, making word lists, anything they can think of!… Continue reading Three Activities to do with Alphabet Dice
I have continued to upload some great snapshots of what is happening in our classroom to Instagram. I am enjoying this time of the year when students are a lot more independent and are doing some awesome things in our classroom. They continue to blow me away with their creativity and showing us all they… Continue reading Instagram Highlights
I purchased a new manipulative for our classroom and I am loving its versatility. We have been using this for math and literacy and students have been so creative with how to use them. The Rings and Sticks set form Hape comes with its own images that students can use as a template, but we… Continue reading New Classroom Manipulative!