How To Make A Paper Plate Earth Day Craft

How To Make A Paper Plate Earth Day Craft

Earth Day is April 22nd this year! It’s a great time to teach your students all about the Earth and how we can help keep it clean. After reading books and talking about recycling, picking up litter, planting trees, and other things we can do as a class, we like to...

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Parts Of A Plant Free Printable

Parts Of A Plant Free Printable

My kids love working on our plant unit and so here is a free Parts Of A Plant Free Printable for you. We plant beans and watch them grow, record our findings and learn all kinds of fun things about plants. I start the unit off by making an anchor chart with a picture...

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Free Recycling Sort

Free Recycling Sort

As part of Earth Day, we are learning about the 3 R's, reduce, reuse and recycle and so we wanted to share with you this Free Recycling Sort. It's an easy and engaging activity for the kids to help them understand the concept of sorting. We actually used the free...

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Easter Egg Blend Puzzles

Easter Egg Blend Puzzles

I love hands-on, thematic centers for my students. They get my students EXCITED about learning and instantly engaged in the material. These Easter Egg Blend Puzzles will be the perfect way for your students to review blends, while having fun. Easter Egg Blend Puzzles...

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Paper Bag Kite Craft

Paper Bag Kite Craft

Can you believe it's almost Spring? I love any opportunity to get my Kinder's outside after a cold winter, and this paper bag kite craft is always a really poplar activity. We love to combine this activity with the book 'Curious George Flies a Kite'. I love that it's...

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Printable Flower Mazes

Printable Flower Mazes

We can't wait for the flowers to start blooming! It is all about flowers in this pack of Printable Flower Mazes. It's a perfect set to keep the kids busy on snowy or rainy days when they just can't go outside and play. Printable Flower Mazes Ready to find your way...

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Quick Tax Tip for Teachers

Quick Tax Tip for Teachers

One of the times that I used to dread as a teacher was tax time. I know teaching kindergarten we don't actually teach about that. But as an adult we have to file our taxes by April 15th just like everyone else. The IRS allows teacher tax deduction called the Educator...

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Teacher Approved Weather Videos

Teacher Approved Weather Videos

Weather is a fun topic to teach. Kids love it because they experience it everyday! Of course they also love learning about the weather extremes like tornadoes, blizzards and hurricanes. The following  videos range in complexity from simple introductions of daily...

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Earth Day Videos for Kids

Earth Day Videos for Kids

Earth Day Videos for Kids Earth Day is coming soon and so we wanted to give you a teacher approved list of Earth Day Videos for kids.  Several of these videos tie in perfectly with all of the Spring themed lessons we are all teaching, life cycles, insects, and...

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Alphabet Countdown Ideas

Alphabet Countdown Ideas

As the year comes to an end we look for ways to celebrate with academic twists.  These Alphabet Countdown Ideas will take you through the last 26 days of school to review the alphabet and have some fun. Alphabet Countdown Ideas Letter A Apples - Eat apples and talk...

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Plastic Egg Recording Sheets

Plastic Egg Recording Sheets

Lots of friends in the Simply Kinder Teacher Group have been preparing Easter centers for their students and so I thought we could all use Plastic Egg Recording Sheets! Two versions are made open ended so you can write any concepts on the plastic eggs. And then split...

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Plant Activity

Plant Activity

Gettings students really engaged in your lessons can be tricky sometimes.  So here's a great lesson put in your file cabinet (or pin board) to get kids talking about the parts of a plant and to taste some yummy vegetables!   Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli is a...

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Jelly Bean Math Freebie

Jelly Bean Math Freebie

Love to incorporate candy when I can! Here's some free jelly bean math activities for graphing, sorting, and tallying!  (Download information is all the way at the bottom of this post).  I provided with colors and without because last year I had to white out colors...

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Fun with Peeps!

Fun with Peeps!

Fun with Peeps!!!  Here are 10 activities to do with your students and those tasty treats Peeps! 1.  Eat them and describe how they taste!  Use your senses! {The above Senses Activity can be downloaded for FREE from the preview from our Peeps Science Journals!) 2....

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Alphabet Hat Sample & Instructions

Alphabet Hat Sample & Instructions

I get lots of questions about my Alphabet Hat... are they easy, how much time to they take, can the kids do them, etc.  So I thought I would show you a sample hat and let you try for free!  (And you can also purchase at a discount for the next 7 days!) My students...

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Subtraction in Kindergarten

Subtraction in Kindergarten

Looking for some fun ways to teach subtraction for your little learners?  Well this is the post for you! Try jumping subtraction problems. So I taped down several "number lines" down to the carpet around the room.  Then we took turns jumping subtraction problems....

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Earth Day, Kinder Registration, DIBELS & Freebies!

Earth Day, Kinder Registration, DIBELS & Freebies!

Here's what's happening now in my little world!  Wheh… there has been so much the last week or two but I have even more fun stuff coming in the next few weeks!  SO excited!  Anyways. I did a post last year about what we do in my class for Earth Day and we are doing...

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Earth Day for Kindergarten {Free Earth Day Activity}

Earth Day for Kindergarten {Free Earth Day Activity}

That's right.  Earth Day is just around the corner so here are some resources for you! My favorite thing right now is non-fiction books!  It's not that fiction is boring, but non-fiction is so full of interesting facts about everything and the kids are just sponges...

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More Easter Freebies!

More Easter Freebies!

Just stopping by tonight with 2 freebies for you! Both located in my Simply Kinder Random Freebie File! You can also download the full Jelly Bean Math set for free as well! I like to distribute my Jelly Beans in plastic eggs too.. any way to sneak some more fun in...

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