Our school hosted a STEM night for the families in our community a few weeks ago. Families were invited to come to our school and explore different STEM activities presented by teachers. There were several rooms throughout the school that had different experiences that they could try. When they arrived at the school, they were… Continue reading STEM Night Fun!
Coding is one of my favorite things to teach our students! They are able to catch on so quickly, and it opens up so many possibilities for them. There are a lot of robots that you can use to help students learn to code- you can see my blog post about using a Sphero, and… Continue reading Unplugged Coding For Kindergarten
In our school district, we were given 6 iPads to use in each kindergarten classroom. Our students love playing games on them, but we are always looking for meaningful apps that will enhance their learning. I love finding apps that allow students to share their thinking, or develop their own ideas. Being able to use… Continue reading My Top 5 iPad Apps for Kindergarten
There are 4 weeks until Christmas (can you believe it? I can't!), so we have started planning and gearing up for all the holiday celebrations and fun. Are you doing anything special with you class? Let me know in the comments below! Here is what we were up to this past week: Shredded Paper Sensory… Continue reading Take a Look Back #57- Beebot, Letter Construction, Easy Sensory Bin, and more!
This past Tuesday I had an interview for a writing team at our school board. I was really excited about the opportunity to showcase some of the work I had done this past year, and to broaden my professional horizons. I created a professional portfolio so that I could have visuals to showcase what we… Continue reading My Professional Portfolio
Our students were very excited when we read a book about spring and the signs of spring. During our class discussion, they started talking about the different plants and flowers that they grow at home. Since they were so excited about this, we set up a variety of flower and seeds inquiry centers throughout the… Continue reading Flowers and Seeds Inquiry Centers and Activities for Kindergarten
I have been on March break this past week, and I have been working on adding new packs to my store. If you are not following me there yet, make sure you click here so you can stay up to date with everything I post. Saint-Patrick's Day Play Dough Center To make this center, I… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #34- Skype in the classroom, Saint-Patrick’s Day play dough, measurement and more!
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!
Today I am having my first ever guest blog post! I am so excited to have my friend Jenn from Books and Bytes join us to discuss Mystery Skype and how she has used it with kindergarten students. I have already learned so much from Jenn while working with her these past few months, and… Continue reading GUEST BLOG POST- Mystery Skype: Kindergarten Style!