Books About Pandemics, Masks & Social Distancing

Books About Pandemics, Masks & Social Distancing

It can sometimes feel like the elephant in the room - pandemics, masks, and social distancing. As teachers, we turn to books and we have seen some books shared about these topics and so we ordered them and wanted to share them with you here today. This resource works...

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Alphabet Videos

Alphabet Videos

We've gathered all of our teacher-approved Letter Videos all in one place so you can easily access all of the letters of the alphabet. This resource works great with these Simply Kinder resources: Below is one of our favorite videos to show the correct way to...

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Disneyland Virtual Field Trip

Disneyland Virtual Field Trip

Disneyland is one of our favorite places to visit as a family and so it is only fitting we help teachers have a virtual field trip there. In this article we will load you up with videos to visit Disneyland with your students. Many videos are long, so we suggest you...

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Starbucks Teacher Cup 2020

Starbucks Teacher Cup 2020

You are seeing them ALL over social media - the Starbucks Teacher Cup 2020! These things are SO adorable and I don't know a single teacher who does not want one! And today we have some tips on how to find them. No matter what grade you teach, the lined writing paper...

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End of Year Hallway Poem and Keychain

End of Year Hallway Poem and Keychain

It happens often in the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook group - someone shares something and teachers go crazy for it! Diana Moore wrote this AMAZING poem for her students and made these amazing keychains using a American Sign Language Love You charm for them to keep....

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Learn to Write May

Learn to Write May

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 February Writing...

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Disney End of Year Slide Show Songs

Disney End of Year Slide Show Songs

If you know me, you know I love DISNEY! And so when we think about needing songs for an end of year slide show, we automatically think of all the cool Disney Songs we know. This article works well with these Simply Kinder resources: I love to use songs my students...

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End of Year Video Songs

End of Year Video Songs

It's that time of year - End of Year Slide Shows are coming and we have the ultimate list of End of Year Video songs to include in your presentations. This article works well with these Simply Kinder resources: An end of the year slide show is a great way to create a...

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Distance Learning End of Year Celebration

Distance Learning End of Year Celebration

It’s time to plan your end of year celebration, but how on Earth are we going to do that with distance learning?  That’s a topic that has come up a lot in the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook group and the same answers keep coming up again and again.  And so here is a...

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Learn At Home Expectations Free Download

Learn At Home Expectations Free Download

As teachers move to distance learning and students start to work at home, it's super important to have clear expectations. And so we created this Learn At Home Expectations free download for our community. This resource works well with these Simply Kinder resources:...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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