How to Teach Sight Words: Tips For Kindergarten Teachers

How to Teach Sight Words: Tips For Kindergarten Teachers

Are you wondering how to teach sight words? You know that just practicing and memorizing them isn’t that helpful. So, what can we do to liven things up? Here are our best tips to help you teach sight words to your Kinders. One of the hot topics in the Simply Kinder...

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ESGI Kindergarten Assessments

ESGI Kindergarten Assessments

Collecting student data is important. It helps you to drive instruction, to pull small groups, and report growth. We found the best online system called ESGI and in this article we are showing you everything you need to know. https://vimeo.com/392474869 To get started...

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Valentine Party Tips for Kindergarten Teachers

Valentine Party Tips for Kindergarten Teachers

Do not have a class valentine party until you hear these Valentine party tips for kindergarten teachers. https://vimeo.com/392517406 Tip #1: Only have your students do the FROM not the TO on their valentines. This will eliminate a lot of issues. First, your students...

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Legi Liner Review: Add Lines Anywhere

Legi Liner Review: Add Lines Anywhere

We were SO excited to come across this super cool Legi Liner and could not wait to get our hands on it. Legi Liner is a new way for teachers to easily draw writing lines for students. We may make a small commission from the Amazon links in this article at no cost to...

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Winter Break Homework

Winter Break Homework

Winter Break is just around the corner, and you may be thinking should I give my students Winter Break Homework? Well, this is a loaded question because you want them to not lose what they learned in your class, but you know they also need a break. This question comes...

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December Learn to Write

December Learn to Write

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 December Writing...

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DIY Fleece Scarfs for Student Gifts

DIY Fleece Scarfs for Student Gifts

These DIY fleece scarfs will make a great winter gift for your kindergarten students. We came across this great from several teachers in the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook Group and so we wanted to share it for all to use. They are so simple to make and don't cost a...

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Easy Editing

Easy Editing

Do you do editing with your students? We always do in the context of their writing but have never really done it formally. We encourage students to reread their stories but what exactly are they looking for? Well, we know that explicit instruction is key, so we wanted...

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Forky in Kindergarten

Forky in Kindergarten

When I saw Toy Story 4, I immediately thought to myself FORKY!!!  YES!  Kindergarten needs forky!  And I was not alone.  So many teachers in the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook group shared their forky projects and so we HAD to share them with you here! (Photo credit...

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Back to 90210

Back to 90210

If you know me in real life, you know I am a huge 90210 super fan!  Well, all these back to school photos got me thinking - Happy Back to 90210 Day! CLICK HERE to grab this and snap a picture too!

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Teacher Approved Growth Mindset Videos

Teacher Approved Growth Mindset Videos

Talking about Growth Mindset in kindergarten can be tricky but we have you covered with this Teacher Approved Growth Mindset Videos List.  These videos talk about what exactly growth mindset is and give you some great examples for the different concepts it covers....

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June Learn to Write the Month

June Learn to Write the Month

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 April Writing Printables...

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Sight Word Walk

Sight Word Walk

Every once and a while an idea is shared in the Simply Kinder Facebook group we just love and we are excited to bring you another one of those today.  Serena O'Malley shared this fun Sight Word Walk she does with her students each year and shared this fun video of her...

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Incubating Eggs On Your Chairs

Incubating Eggs On Your Chairs

Here's a fun idea for your students in the spring - ACTUALLY Incubating Eggs On Your Chairs!  (It's a great motivator to encourage students to sit in their chairs too!   Here's how: ~  Color and cut the eggs (CLICK HERE for the printable above) or use spring...

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Indoor Recess Ideas for Kindergarten

Indoor Recess Ideas for Kindergarten

It's a part of teaching, indoor recess.  But let's be honest, most of us like our time to run to the restroom, make those extra copies, or just take a moment to group. But it happens and so you may be searching for ideas on what to do with your student.  The topic...

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Glue Sponge Tips

Glue Sponge Tips

Have you seen all the excitement about glue sponges? You may hear teachers say, "Best teacher hack ever!", or, "Life changer! I'll never go back!" Well, we've gathered all of the glue sponge tips up in one spot to give you the low down on how to make them for yourself...

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Centers Management

Centers Management

We often get asked, how do your manage centers?  Managing centers is not an easy thing to do, for sure and so the topic comes up a lot.  There are so many ways, pocket charts, free choice, etc, but we use a centers wheel. efficiency This article (and most) on Simply...

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How To Make A Centers Wheel

How To Make A Centers Wheel

The question comes up often in our Teacher Facebook Group, "how do you run your centers?"  We use a centers wheel and wanted to share with you how to make a centers wheel so you can use this strategy too. This article (and most) on Simply Kinder does contain affiliate...

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Back to School

Back to School

Can you believe how fast summer has gone by? It's already that time to start thinking about back to school. We've round up all of our free printables that will be helpful to you over the next few weeks so you can find them easily all in one spot. Give your families...

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Amazon Prime Day Deals for Teachers

Amazon Prime Day Deals for Teachers

Are you looking for the best Prime Day deals for teachers?  Simply Kinder has / will have you covered with all the details and deals! This article (and most) on Simply Kinder does contain affiliate links that we do earn a commission off of.  Clicking these links does...

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Videos About America for Kids

Videos About America for Kids

  Whether you are learning about America for your social studies content or if you are working on a specific holiday, learning about our country is loads of fun!  Here is your list of America videos for kids (teacher-approved, of course! America to Me by Jack...

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