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…
Do you get snow where you live? We just got our first snowfall this week, and it actually stuck (most of the time the snow melts and doesn't stay on the ground after the first snow of the season). So now all I want to do is take out all our winter centers! This is… Continue reading Winter Sight Word Practice in Kindergarten
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
Here is a quick look back at some of our centers from this past week! Turkey Sight Words This sight word turkey literacy center was perfect for practicing writing and reading sight words. Our students loved picking out the different pieces to complete the turkey, then writing down the sight words they used! Pompom Sensory… Continue reading Take a Look Back #55- Pompom sensory bin, turkey sight word center, fall loose parts and more!
We re-vamped our writing center this year to try something new, and I am so excited about how it came together. I really wanted to have an interactive word wall, and have all the writing tools accessible to our students. This is how it looks so far this year, it might change as the needs… Continue reading Our Kindergarten Writing Center
I love Halloween activities! They are so fun, and students love using the new centers. I made these sight word activities to work on sight word recognition and spelling. Keep reading to see the activities that are included! Monster Sight Word Mix-Up Students have to unscramble the letters to find the sight word. I put… Continue reading Monster Sight Words Literacy Activities
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!
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!
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!
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