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
A first week back at school means that I am exhausted, but glad to be back! We had a great time this week, and here is a quick look at what we got up to: Build a Sight Word Pizza I am really excited about this new literacy center that I made over the winter… Continue reading Take a Look Back #25 – winter math activities, line of symmetry, sight word stamping, rainbow writing, and more!
As we continue to work on our math skills in our kindergarten classroom, I have noticed that our students love to use hands-on materials when they are learning new concepts. Non-standard measurement is a great way to use hands-on learning in a classroom. There are so many different materials you can use, and so many… Continue reading Measurement Activities for the Kindergarten Classroom
As we are getting closer to Christmas, we are having fun with some holiday centers. Our students are getting in the Christmas spirit, and they have had a great time exploring these new activities. Decorate the Tree! This simple provocation was easy to set up- some loose parts and a tree cutout. We challenged students… Continue reading Instagram Friday #22
Our school and school board loves to see bump it up wall in our classroom. For it to be useful for our kindergarten students, they need to be able to understand how and when to use them. This is a skill that has to be taught over time, and so we like to make our… Continue reading Kindergarten Bump It Up Walls
Our classroom has been full of building, learning, exploring and art this past week. Our students have been enjoying some of our winter activities, and some new centers to explore. Take a look back on some of the things that we have been up to: Compost Container Our school gave us this composting container to… Continue reading Take a Look Back (#21)
This week our focus was on our 5 senses, and we had a lot of fun different activities to explore our sense of smell and touch. We even went on a nature walk into the 'forest' (it's a few trees behind our school with a path through it) to take pictures of things that we… Continue reading This Past Week (#19)
We began to learn about patterning last week, and we have had fun using different materials to practice making patterns. Read to the end of this post to download some free anchor posters. We love to use hands-on activities when we are learning how to pattern. Letting students use concrete materials helps them to understand… Continue reading Learning About Patterns
With Halloween landing on a Tuesday this year, it has felt like a whirlwind week. We had a lot of fun centers and we had such a great time, but I am excited for the weekend! Here are a few of my pictures I shared on Instagram over the past week: With this provocation, students… Continue reading Take a Look Back #17
Towards the end of the school year, we always have a Welcome to Kindergarten night. Kinder students that will be joining us in the new school year have a chance to visit their future school with their families. We set up different math, art and literacy centers as examples of what they will be doing… Continue reading “My Advice to New Students” Banner Freebie!