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
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… Continue reading Take a Look Back #59- Christmas ornaments, letter formation practice, hot chocolate craft, 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… Continue reading Take a Look Back #58- STEM challenge, fine motor stations, symmetry provocation, and more!
There are times in the classroom when you have to take a step back and realize that what you are doing is just not working. That doesn't mean you are failing as a teacher, it just means that you are recognizing your students' needs. This moment recently came up during our writer's workshop. Usually during… Continue reading Knowing when to slow down…
We have been having so much fun this fall season in our classroom that I have decided to share more of the activities we have been doing! Scroll through to get some inspiration for your classroom: Jack-o-Lantern Sight Words Our students coloured and cut out the pieces to make their own jack-o-lanterns this week. They… Continue reading Fall-Themed Activities for your Kindergarten Classroom Part 2
I'm always looking for fun, new, hands-on centers for our kindergarten class. I love fall and I am always so inspired by the scents and colours that come along with it. Here are a few ideas of centers that you can incorporate in your classroom! Make sure you read until the end of the post… Continue reading Fall-Themed Activities for your Kindergarten Classroom
The weather has cooled, and our students are getting into the classroom routines. We are able to do more in our classroom now, and we are putting out more complex centers. Here are a few of the activities we did this past week: A Book About Us! We made our first class book together! Our… Continue reading Take a Look Back #54- Mr Muncher literacy center, free writing template, class book and more!
A couple of weeks ago we had our Meet the Teacher night. Parents and families are invited into their child's classroom so they can meet us; they get an opportunity to look at what we are doing, and ask us any questions. It's a great way to connect with families, and get the year off… Continue reading Meet the Teacher Night Ideas
One of the things I struggle the most with in our play-based kindergarten program is getting students to practice their sight words. We have plenty of different ways that our students can build, play with and explore sight words in our classroom, but I still want to them to practice writing their sight words too.… Continue reading Practicing Sight Word in Kindergarten with a Freebie!
This past week was our first week back with our students. I am exhausted! I always forget just how tiring the first month of school is, and I am definitely feeling it this weekend. Here is a look at a few of the literacy center activities we did during our first week back, and make… Continue reading Free Bulletin Board Printable