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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Kindergarten Homework – First Quarter

Kindergarten Homework – First Quarter

Are you ready to start your year with organized and efficient homework for your kindergarten students?  We have you covered with a free kindergarten homework week!  Tired of pulling things together at the last minute and feel like it's boring and not meaningful?...

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Student Drawn Dress

Student Drawn Dress

I am sure you have seen a student drawn dresses on social media and thought I can totally do that.  They are so adorable and such a great memory for you and your students.  But how do they create them and where do they get the perfect dress?  Well, we started to see...

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Alphabet Lock Center

Alphabet Lock Center

Have you seen these Lakeshore Alphabet Learning Locks before? Our kids are LOVING them! So today we're sharing our alphabet lock center and a free printable to go along with them! This article (and most) on Simply Kinder does contain affiliate links.  Clicking these...

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Free Pirate Math Facts Practice

Free Pirate Math Facts Practice

Some of your students may be ready for math facts practice in kindergarten and first grade.  Providing your students some rich activities to practice and remember basic facts will help them to become better math problem solvers.  But how do you do that in an early...

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Father’s Day Shrinky Dink Keychains

Father’s Day Shrinky Dink Keychains

I am obsessed with these keepsake keychains!  Aren't they adorable?  And they make an easy gift for Father's Day.  And we share the directions below so you can make these too with your class! This and many articles on Simply Kinder contain affiliate links.  These...

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Class Door Decorations

Class Door Decorations

In our Simply Kinder Facebook Group, we are always coming across some fantastic class door decorations! We've gathered a bunch of them all together in one place so you can easily get new ideas. Sarah Holly shared a bunch of her fun doors that she's created this year....

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Five Shrinky Dinks Keychain Projects

Five Shrinky Dinks Keychain Projects

We are excited to share five more shrinky dinks keychain projects with you today! They make a fantastic gift with Mother's Day quickly approaching! This and many articles on Simply Kinder contain affiliate links.  These links make shopping easier for you, don’t cost...

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I Am THAT Teacher

I Am THAT Teacher

Hi, if you are new here my name is Jennifer and I am a former Arizona teacher. But I am so much more than that...   I am THAT teacher who went into teaching because I loved working with children. I am THAT teacher who loves inspiring children to learn new things. I am...

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