Take a Look Back #53- So many fall activities!

It officially became fall this week, and our classroom has definitely been a reflection of that. We have been learning about apples and their life cycles, and we have started discussing the changes we are seeing as the season is changing. Take a look at some of the fall-inspired activities we did in our classroom:… Continue reading Take a Look Back #53- So many fall activities!

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Practicing Sight Word in Kindergarten with a Freebie!

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!

Sight Word Apple Tree Literacy Center

Are you always looking for fun ways to practice sight words with your students? These Sight Word Apple Tree work mats are a great way to get students to independently work on sight word recognition and spelling (so you can focus on working on small groups). You can laminate the work mats and apples to… Continue reading Sight Word Apple Tree Literacy Center

Take a Look Back #51- Apple sensory bin, popsicle stick letters, dinosaur math provocation, and more!

We are in our second week of school and our students are starting to understand the rules and routines of  being in school. We were able to get to some really great centers this past week, and I thought I should share a few of them Apple Sensory Bin We used oatmeal as the base… Continue reading Take a Look Back #51- Apple sensory bin, popsicle stick letters, dinosaur math provocation, and more!

Popsicle Stick Letters: A new literacy center for kindergarten!

I am always on the hunt for new, hands-on activities for our kindergarten students. I know our students love using different materials when they are at centers, and these Popsicle Stick Letters are a perfect fit! These are so easy to use, and can be reused throughout the whole year! I bought regular and mini… Continue reading Popsicle Stick Letters: A new literacy center for kindergarten!

Take a Look Back #49- Piggy Bank Money Activity, Geo-Board Literacy, Roll and Stack Sight Word Center, and more!

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!

Get Centers Ready for Back to School!

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!

Take a Look Back #48- dinosaur sensory bin, teen number stacking game, and more!

Going into my second full week off of school and I am enjoying this time to relax! I thought I could share with you a few more pictures from our last week of school: Teen Number Stack 'Em Our students needed a challenge in the last weeks of school, and these teen number subitizing mats… Continue reading Take a Look Back #48- dinosaur sensory bin, teen number stacking game, and more!