One of my most favourite topics to teach kindergarten students is coding! In this blog post, I am going to do a run down of how I teach coding to our students, and give you some tricks so that you can too! Why? Kids love learning anything to do with technology - they soak it… Continue reading Coding in Kindergarten – Why, What, When & How
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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