It has been snowing here- a lot. Our students were showing interest in the snowflakes and how the snow was falling so we made sure to incorporate lots of winter centers into our learning this week. Snowflake Loose Parts This center was made to inspire students to create their own unique snowflakes using loose parts.… Continue reading Take a Look Back #26- snowflake loose parts, color word books, beading sight words, and more!
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!
I will be going back to work on Monday after a long and relaxing break. I am excited to hear what our students got up to with their families, and we have lots of exciting centers and activities planned for when they get back. Here is a look back at a few centers we had… Continue reading Take a Look Back with me #24- Snowflake sight words, hot chocolate sensory bin, peppermint play dough, and more!
We have only more week left to go before Christmas break, and I am so excited to be celebrating the holidays with our students. We had our Holiday Concert this past week, and our students performed beautifully! I was so proud of them, and they had so much fun singing in front of their families.… Continue reading Instagram Friday #23
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
One of the most important skills to teach in kindergarten is letter recognition and formation. During our literacy center block, we usually have at least one of our activities focused on letters. Here are a few of our activities from this past month. These are classroom favourites that students tend to gravitate towards (they love… Continue reading Letter Recognition and Formation
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
You have collected some loose parts in the kindergarten classroom. Now you need to display them for your students to use. We have different ways that we like to put out our loose parts collections and other supplies, and here are some of our ideas. Large baskets are great for holding our bigger items like… Continue reading Storage Ideas for the Classroom
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
I started to collect loose part materials about 5 years ago. We use them in every area of the classroom, and our students love to use them in their play. I have been asked a few times to share what materials we have, and where I got them from. I will do my best to… Continue reading Loose Parts for the Kindergarten Classroom