Taco ‘Bout Being So Very Proud Free Printable

Taco ‘Bout Being So Very Proud Free Printable

Many teachers are missing their students like crazy right now and so we made this Taco 'Bout Being So Very Proud Free Flyer to share with your students. This printable is editable when opening in Adobe. You can change the words and write notes to your students. We...

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I Miss You Bunches Free Printable

I Miss You Bunches Free Printable

Many teachers are missing their students like crazy right now and so we made this I Miss You Bunches Free Printable to share with your students. This printable is editable when opening in Adobe. You can change the words and write notes to your students. We give it to...

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Computer Log In Sheet for Kids

Computer Log In Sheet for Kids

Just a quick freebie with a computer log in sheet for your students. For each platform they use, they can write: the name of the platformthe user namethe password The students can easily see quickly by the numbers which platform they need. We have this file listed on...

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Getting Started with Video for Distance Learning

Getting Started with Video for Distance Learning

Does the idea of making videos or streaming with your class make you nervous? With many teachers making the transition to distance learning, we are finding ourselves needing to show up online for our students and that can be overwhelming. Well, we are here to help...

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Virtual Field Trips For Kindergarteners

Virtual Field Trips For Kindergarteners

Taking field trips is one of my favorite things to do with kindergartners. There are so many amazing things and places that we can explore with them. There are some important lessons that they can leave from some of those field trips too like visiting a fire station...

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ZOOM Tutorial for Teachers

ZOOM Tutorial for Teachers

ZOOM is a great online platform that teachers can use for online teaching. But it can be a little intimidating and overwhelming. And so here is our ZOOM tutorial for teachers! (We have a FREE FAMILY CHEAT SHEET at the end too). This article works well with these...

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Creating a Class Facebook Group

Creating a Class Facebook Group

As teachers move to distance learning because of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, you may consider creating a class Facebook group. At Simply Kinder we LOVE Facebook groups and so we wanted to share with you all of the details. The benefits of doing a class Facebook...

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Read Alouds Read by Authors and Celebrities

Read Alouds Read by Authors and Celebrities

Are you looking for books ready by the authors or maybe even celebrities? Well we scoured YouTube and found you some amazing books to share with your students! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkYmvxP0AJI Here's Eric Carle reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar....

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Distance Learning Tips for Teachers

Distance Learning Tips for Teachers

Teachers everywhere are transitioning to distance learning due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Many teachers started last week and many teachers are just coming off spring break and starting very soon. We asked teachers in the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook...

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19 Kindergarten Videos That Practice Sight Words

19 Kindergarten Videos That Practice Sight Words

Are you looking for some fun Kindergarten videos to help you practice sight words? Use them in your classroom to help supplement your literacy program! Teacher approved and kid tested. Perfect for brain breaks and energetic learners. Click through to see our list....

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School Closure

School Closure

We are seeing a TON of conversations in our Facebook group as teachers prep and plan for school closures due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to keep all of the IMPORTANT information visible for our community we created this post. This will be the Simply...

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Free Hand Washing Book for Kids

Free Hand Washing Book for Kids

As early childhood teachers, we know our classroom are filled with GERMS and so hand washing is so important. And so here is a reader you can do wit your students to talk about the steps. This book works well with these Simply Kinder resources: Hand washing is so...

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Best Picture Books About Diversity For Young Learners

Best Picture Books About Diversity For Young Learners

We've got 15 picture books about diversity for kids. Books are our secret weapon when it comes to teaching children about diversity and inclusion. Perfect for teachers or home school families. Teach your kids to celebrate diversity and build community. As teachers we...

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Wash Your Hands Activities

Wash Your Hands Activities

Kindergarten is dirty. Germs are everywhere and it's so important to keep your hands clean. And so here is a list of hand washing videos previewed by us and a free hand washing book for your students. This article works well with these two Simply Kinder resources:...

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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. Legiliner 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...

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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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