Teaching 3D Shapes in Kindergarten With Hands-On Activities

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

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Instagram Posts of the Week #29- Valentine’s Day sensory bin, heart painting, play dough invitation, and more!

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!

Instagram Posts of the Week #28- Arctic exploration with loose parts, fishing for sight words, math loose parts, 100th day of school 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!

Practicing Symmetry in Kindergarten

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

Take a Look Back #26- snowflake loose parts, color word books, beading sight words, and more!

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!

Take a Look Back #25 – winter math activities, line of symmetry, sight word stamping, rainbow writing, 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!

Loose parts for measurement math centers in kindergarten

Measurement Activities for the Kindergarten Classroom

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

Winter Math and Literacy Centers

I like to change my centers depending on the season that we are in. That way, students stay interested in what they are working on, and you can keep working on the same skills without boring them! We used these fall centersΒ for the past few months, and now I have changed them out to include… Continue reading Winter Math and Literacy Centers

Learning About Patterns

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