Last week my friend Jenn wrote an awesome post about Mystery Skype in Kindergarten, and it's such a great way to incorporate more technology into the classroom. She has also turned me on to using Boom Cards with our kindergarten students. If you don't know what Boom Cards are, keep reading! They are such an… Continue reading Boom Cards in the Classroom! Technology in Kindergarten
What a bananas week this has been. We ended off last week on the 100th day of school, there was Valentine's Day this week, and Chinese New Year, and we had our Elective Day today (students picked a fun activity to do inside or outside the school). It was exhausting but so fun, we had… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #30- BOOM Cards, Sight Word Center, Valentine’s Day and More!
3D shapes can be a hard concept to teach in kindergarten. There are so many different concepts that they have to learn- how they are different from 2D shapes, what faces it has (which requires previous knowledge of 2D shapes), what edges and vertices are, and all their names! We used some hands-on centers to… Continue reading Teaching 3D Shapes in Kindergarten With Hands-On Activities
I was pretty excited to reach 2600 followers this week! I can't believe how much my page has grown in less than a year, and I love sharing ideas with teachers from all over the world. It's such a great way to showcase all the amazing things that are happening in our classrooms, and to… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #29- Valentine’s Day sensory bin, heart painting, play dough invitation, and more!
There have been so many fun things happening in our classroom lately. Our students have been so creative and we have been having a great time learning and playing in kindergarten! Here are a few things that we have been up to: Arctic Small World Play Center Our students have loved playing in our small… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #28- Arctic exploration with loose parts, fishing for sight words, math loose parts, 100th day of school and more!
Symmetry is a math concept that is best practiced with hands-on centers: our loose parts center worked on this concept to give them some great practice (you can see that here). We also had a few more centers to reinforce the concept so that students could get lots of practice. Line of Symmetry Task Cards… Continue reading Practicing Symmetry in Kindergarten
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!
As we continue to work on our math skills in our kindergarten classroom, I have noticed that our students love to use hands-on materials when they are learning new concepts. Non-standard measurement is a great way to use hands-on learning in a classroom. There are so many different materials you can use, and so many… Continue reading Measurement Activities for the Kindergarten Classroom
Our school and school board loves to see bump it up wall in our classroom. For it to be useful for our kindergarten students, they need to be able to understand how and when to use them. This is a skill that has to be taught over time, and so we like to make our… Continue reading Kindergarten Bump It Up Walls