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. 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 Alphabet Songs

Teacher-Approved Alphabet Songs

We love using videos to help us teach, so we've gathered a bunch of our favorite videos to help teach the letters of the alphabet! Alphabet Song by Have Fun Teaching (4:36) This song provides practice identifying the names and initial sound of all the letters in the...

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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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