Holidays around the world is probably one of my students' favorite units during year! Each year is a little different depending on the background of my class, and we have fun learning about our classroom family traditions. During the second week of December, the children make a suitcase and a passport. Each day they travel, they bring home different souvenirs. Each day at the end of the ... Read More about Holidays Around the World in Kindergarten
Parent Gifts Each year the holidays are time for so many wonderful activities! We practice for our holiday performance, and make gifts for our families as we discuss our unique holiday traditions. One of our favorites each year is making these cute and easy picture frames! I start by getting the frames at Michael's for under a dollar ... Read More about Holiday Gifts and a Freebie
Happy Cyber Monday! Since I have the day off, I'm sharing my Top 10 Amazon must haves for your classroom. Better yet... these are on sale for today at great prices - some even better than Prime Day in the summer! As a teacher, Amazon has come to my rescue so many times throughout the year because, let's face it, sometimes the best lessons come to your mind on a whim. So, thank goodness for 2 day ... Read More about Amazon Classroom Favorites
Ozobot Fun One of the most amazing things is watching my kindergarteners learn and become experts in coding! Last year, our librarian/tech facilitator purchased a few Ozobots for the school and my kids loved being able to code the little robots! We talked about how to code, and they mastered it so quickly! We read There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow and sequenced the event cards ... Read More about Coding in Kindergarten
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! We do so many activities and crafts to learn about long ago, turkeys, and talk about gratitude. Thanksgiving Hand Turkeys One of my favorite simple activities each year are these classic handprint turkey crafts from Little Miss Fiesta. They are so cute! My favorite is that she even has a version in Spanish for my families that ... Read More about It’s Turkey Week!
As Thanksgiving is approaching, it is time for me to reflect as I am so thankful for this teacher community. The teacher community out there is incredible and sharing ideas and learning from each other is what keeps us strong. A goal I have had for a long time is starting up a blog. My goal for this upcoming year is to not only share what is happening in my classroom, but to help inspire others ... Read More about Welcome!