# Counting Principles – Conservation

Conservation is the fifth blog post in a series about the Counting Principles. These principles are helpful when developing children’s number sense. It’s not enough for them to learn to count by rote, they have to develop a strong foundation of numbers and counting. You can see the other Counting Principle blog posts here. What …

# Counting Principles – Cardinality

Cardinality is the fourth blog post in a series about Counting Principles. These principles are helpful when developing children’s number sense. It’s not enough for them to learn to count by rote, they have to develop a strong foundation of numbers and counting. You can see the other Counting Principle blog posts here. What is …

# Counting Principles – One-to-One Correspondence

A review of Counting Principles for kindergarten number sense. Free one-to-one correspondence number cards for your students to use to practice counting.

# Counting Principles – Stable Order

A review of Counting Principles for kindergarten number sense. Free stable order activities for your students to use to practice their number sense skills. FREEBIE included!

# Counting Principles – Subitizing

Subitizing is the first blog post in a series about Counting Principles. These principles are helpful when developing children’s number sense. It’s not enough for them to learn to count by rote, they have to develop a strong foundation of numbers and counting. What is Subitizing? It is the ability to tell the number of …

# Take a look back #70 – Easter STEM challenge, fine motor push pin freebie, cloud sight words, and more!

It is the start of a 4 day weekend, and I am excited to get some much needed rest. I caught a cold that was going through our class and now I am stuck with a nasty cough! I hope you are staying healthy, and that you enjoy the time off with friends and family. …

# Valentine’s Day Gift Idea for Co-Workers with FREE tag

I have been trying to give a small gift to my co-workers for each holiday. Being a teacher canĀ  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. …

# Take a Look Back #59- Christmas ornaments, letter formation practice, hot chocolate craft, and more!

We are 1 week away from winter break, and I am ready for some time off! Our students are amazing, but they are very excited for Christmas and they are bouncing off the walls! Here are a few things that we have been up to these past few weeks to keep them busy: Letter Spin …

# Take a Look Back #58- STEM challenge, fine motor stations, symmetry provocation, and more!

We have been gearing up for the holidays in the classroom, and we have started planning out all our holiday crafts and centers. I can’t wait to show you what we are working on, but for now, here are some other centers we have been doing: Fine Motor Station This linking station was perfect for …

# Knowing when to slow down…

Kindergarten writing: How I teach my students to write when my usual way of teaching is not working. Slowing down and re-evaluating my students’ needs to meet them where they are. There are times in the classroom when you have to take a step back and realize that what you are doing is just not …