Before I get started, I want to preface that I learned so much from following Marsha McGuire (@adifferkinder on IG and her blog www.differentiatedkindergarten.com). She is a gold mine of kindergarten center ideas and resources! So that being said, my centers are based off of her amazing differentiated instruction and center management system. One of the biggest challenges at the beginning ... Read More about A Beginner’s Guide to Guided Math and Reading Centers in Kindergarten
Kindergarteners learn all the basics for being in school. It is sooo important for kindergarten teachers to teach little learners the procedures using kid-friendly visuals and songs/poems that will help these expectations stick. Each procedure that I introduce, I always model the expectation first, have a child model it, and then the whole class models the expectation. Let me start by ... Read More about Teaching Routines & Procedures in Kindergarten
Are you ready to tackle your classroom organization to do list this year? Let me help! Here are some of my easy to implement classroom organization tips for a successful school year. Organize Your Physical Space Start with planning out your classroom space for working areas such as centers, work spaces, flexible seating, art area, etc. In my kindergarten classroom, I like to have ... Read More about Classroom Organization: Tips to Save Your Sanity!
St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorites to celebrate in kindergarten! Leprechauns, rainbows, and all things green make it all a fun celebration for the littles. Whether you're in person or virtual with your kiddos, here are some ideas that are sure to engage your little learners! Digital Escape Games are one of our class favorites this year! This one is no different! I like to share my ... Read More about Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Fun
This year, I decided to change up my winter plans and have a Hibernation Day with my virtual kindergarteners! We learned about hibernation and animals in winter all week. We started by reading some fantastic books about hibernation to learn about different animals and how they sleep through the winter. We read both nonfiction and fiction stories that the kids really enjoyed! Animals ... Read More about Hibernation Day Fun
What do you plan to do with your students when you return from winter break? Whether you are in person, virtual, or both, celebrating the new year is so much fun! I had a "Noon Years" celebration with my students for the first time last year, and it was a blast! I have a free New Years Pack that is going to make planning for your first day back a breeze! This free New Years pack is ... Read More about Ideas for New Years and a Freebie