Tips For Teaching Handwriting

Tips For Teaching Handwriting

Handwriting has been a hot topic in our Simply Kinder Facebook group lately. So we gathered up everyone's fantastic tips for teaching handwriting so they are all in one place for you! Tips For Teaching Handwriting -I constantly repeat the correct way to form the...

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Skip Counting By 5’s – Free Printable

Skip Counting By 5’s – Free Printable

Do your students need a little extra help skip counting by 5's? This free printable skip counting by 5's game is a perfect addition to your math center rotation. Songs to help your little learners These are 2 of our favorite songs to help learn how to count by 5's....

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Free October Printable

Free October Printable

Do you expect your student to learn to write the month every month? It’s such a repetitive word in kindergarten – in calendar, on the board, and on their projects.  It’s very helpful for the kids to learn to write it and so we have these free October Writing...

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Free November Printable

Free November Printable

Do you expect your student to learn to write the month every month? It's such a repetitive word in kindergarten - in calendar, on the board, and on their projects.  It's very helpful for the kids to learn to write it and so we have these free November printable to...

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Ten Turkeys Counting Activity

Ten Turkeys Counting Activity

10 Fat Turkeys is always such a fun and silly book to read with the kids this time of year. With this ten turkeys counting activity, we’re incorporating a hands-on activity and math to retell the story with these free printable turkeys. If you haven't read the book...

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5 Ways To Use Pool Noodle Letters

5 Ways To Use Pool Noodle Letters

We're always looking for fun hands on activities for our students. These 5 ways to use pool noodle letters will sure to be a hit in your classroom! To Make The Pool Noodle Letters Supplies 2 pool noodles a large black permanent marker a sharp knife a bin to put all of...

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Counting To Ten With Bears

Counting To Ten With Bears

  Everyone loves cute cuddly bears! I thought it would be fun to practice our counting to ten with bears.  The kids were thrilled when I brought these out. I created these cute bear cards with the numbers 1 to 10 on their tummies and the students will use counting...

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Teacher Tips For Work-Life Balance

Teacher Tips For Work-Life Balance

Finding a teacher work-life balance can be a tricky thing to do. I know a lot of us struggle with it daily. It's been a hot topic in our Simply Kinder Facebook group with the beginning of school looming. We've gathered up some of fellow teacher tips for work-life...

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Clothespin Name Practice

Clothespin Name Practice

We're always looking for new and fun ways for the students to practice their names at the beginning of the year. Today we're sharing clothespin name practice as a simple homemade center. Supplies needed for the clothespin name practice A bag of clothespins A bag of...

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Free Helping Hands For Meet The Teacher

Free Helping Hands For Meet The Teacher

We all have a huge wish list of items that we could use in our classrooms right? This year, put out some free helping hands for meet the teacher night to help you get some of those much needed items for the school year. There are so many parents out there that are...

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Free Printable CVC Short U Puzzles

Free Printable CVC Short U Puzzles

We've covered all of our CVC words now, so I'm sharing the last set of the free printable CVC puzzles with you today, short u. If you missed the other free printable CVC puzzles I've shared over the last few months, you can find the short a puzzles here, the short e...

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Free Printable CVC Short O Puzzles

Free Printable CVC Short O Puzzles

We've added our free printable CVC short O puzzles to our center rotation this month. These puzzles are perfect to help the students reinforce our CVC words we’ve been learning. Their great for early finishers, centers or small groups.  There are twelve puzzles and...

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Subtraction Bowling

Subtraction Bowling

I'm always looking for a new way to incorporate math into a fun hands on learning game. When I came across this inflatable bowling set in the Target dollar spot, I just knew it would be perfect for a subtraction bowling game! The bowling set comes with six bowling...

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Teacher-Approved Silent E and Double E Videos

Teacher-Approved Silent E and Double E Videos

Well here is list of videos that will definitely help reinforce teaching the silent e and double e, which for me is one of the hardest phonics rules to teach in Kindergarten. Silent E - The Bazillions (2:44) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnanlcyRuuI Silent “e” makes...

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Zoo Field Trip Freebie

Zoo Field Trip Freebie

Everyone loves going to the zoo! We get to see giraffes, zebras, elephants and my favorite monkeys! The zoo is  usually the kids most favorite field trip of the year. I'm sharing a fun zoo field trip freebie that your students can work on when you return from a fun...

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Free Printable CVC Short I Puzzles

Free Printable CVC Short I Puzzles

We've moved into practicing our short i words. I made these free printable cvc short i puzzles to help reinforce the words during our center time. These puzzles are helping the students reinforce our CVC words we’ve been learning. Their perfect for early finishers,...

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Teacher Approved Subtraction Videos

Teacher Approved Subtraction Videos

Are you looking for some great Teacher Approved Subtraction Videos?  Well, here is your teacher approved list from Simply Kinder!  We have reviewed these videos and they are all perfect for your early childhood students! When You Subtract With A Pirate - Harry...

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Free Printable Domino Addition

Free Printable Domino Addition

We've been working hard on our number sense and how numbers work together. We've moved into adding two numbers together and are ready for some extra practice. This free printable domino addition page will help reinforce this concept. I love using manipulative during...

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Free Printable CVC Short E Puzzles

Free Printable CVC Short E Puzzles

Last month I shared CVC short a puzzles with you. This month I'm adding free printable CVC short e puzzles to help the students practice their CVC words. These puzzles are helping reinforce our CVC words we've been learning. Their perfect for early finishers, centers...

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Free Printable CVC Short A Puzzles

Free Printable CVC Short A Puzzles

We've been working on our short a words so I created these Free Printable CVC Short A Puzzles to help the students review their words during center time. These puzzles are a fun way for the students to review and practice their short a words. You can use them for your...

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Valentine’s Day Minute To Win It

Valentine’s Day Minute To Win It

Minute To Win it games are always fun to play in the classroom. I have 5 fun game ideas for your students to play all using those cute candy conversation hearts.The games are very easy to set up and you probably already have everything you need to play. Heart Stack...

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Free Printable 3D Shape Puzzles

Free Printable 3D Shape Puzzles

We've been working hard on our 3D shapes this month so I created these Free Printable 3D Shape Puzzles to help the kids practice in a fun way. The students have mastered the 2D shapes and we've moved onto 3D shapes. We've learned all about where you can find them in...

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Snowmen Painting

Snowmen Painting

After winter break, we get to focus on snow and snowmen which is always fun and interesting in Arizona.  My students always love to do our Snowmen Painting. Snowmen Painting These paintings are always fun for the kids to make. For this activity we read the book,...

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Free Printable Rhyming Puzzles

Free Printable Rhyming Puzzles

Free Printable Rhyming Puzzles The last couple of weeks we've been learning about rhyming. We've been reading some of our favorite rhyming books like Giraffe's Can't Dance, Nanette's Baguette and Commotion In The Ocean. These Free Printable Rhyming Puzzles will help...

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