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Vegetable Garden Small World Play

Students were talking about growing a vegetable garden in our classroom. I brought in seeds and we planted our own little garden that is now sitting in the window waiting to (hopefully) sprout next week. I forgot to take a picture of it, but I will get one next week! For our small world play… Continue reading Vegetable Garden Small World Play

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Dinosaur Play-Based Centers

Our students were very interested in learning about dinosaurs, and so for the past week we have tried to incorporate dinosaurs into our centers to learn as much as we can about them. This is only week 1 of our inquiry centers, so make sure you follow my blog to find out what we do… Continue reading Dinosaur Play-Based Centers

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Making Math Fun in Kindergarten

When teaching new math concepts, or reinforcing learning that has already happened, kindergarten students learn when they are having fun. I made these two new centers with that in mind, to make sure that our students would not only be learning, but will also be having fun while doing these centers. The first is using… Continue reading Making Math Fun in Kindergarten

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Letter Z & Q Activities for Kindergarten

We have continued to use fun activities to support our kindergartners as they learn new letters. These past few weeks we have focused on the letters Z and Q! We used loose parts (rocks, gems and jewels) to make zigzags! Our students have been loving puzzles lately, so we created our own puzzles! I printed… Continue reading Letter Z & Q Activities for Kindergarten

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Weekly Journal Writing FREEBIE!

My teaching partner had a great idea to start our SKs writing in a weekly journal beginning in the new year. We have some high students this year that are already great writers and we just want to get them practicing even more and teach them how to edit their writing. That's where these sheets… Continue reading Weekly Journal Writing FREEBIE!

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New Literacy Centers to Fight the New Year Fatigue

At this time in the school year, I find that students start to get bored with centers that we have been using. We have a good rotation of literacy centers that we use regularly and we add seasonal centers to the mix occasionally. At this time of the school year, I find that students begin… Continue reading New Literacy Centers to Fight the New Year Fatigue

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Letter B Activities

We continued with our letter activities this week and focused on the letter B. We made gingerbread men/ladies bird feeders with bird seed. Students spread honey on to the cutout, then sprinkled bird seed on it. They turned out so cute, and students got to bring home something different to share with their families. B… Continue reading Letter B Activities

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Gingerbread Sight Word Hunt

This new center idea is now in my Teachers pay Teachers store and I am excited to try it out with our students. Students use a magnifying glass to find the sight word hidden on each of the 10 gingerbread men. Once they find one, they fill in the recording sheet. Once they have found… Continue reading Gingerbread Sight Word Hunt