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!
Our students have been learning how to use a Sphero for the past few weeks. A Sphero is robotic toy that is controlled through apps and makes it easy for students to learn robotic basics and how to code. This is some of the things we did in our classroom with the Sphero, and some… Continue reading Sphero Robotic Toy in the Kindergarten Classroom
Last school year, I had begun to use QR codes in our classroom (see this post if you want to see what we did). They linked back to audio files of students explaining their work. We attached it to artwork that the students had done, so anyone entering the classroom would be able to hear… Continue reading Student Voice in the Kindergarten Classroom