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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Tips For Teaching Handwriting

Tips For Teaching Handwriting

Handwriting has been a hot topic in our Simply Kinder Facebook group lately. So we gathered up everyone's fantastic tips for teaching handwriting so they are all in one place for you! Tips For Teaching Handwriting -I constantly repeat the correct way to form the...

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Teacher-Approved Videos Letter M

Teacher-Approved Videos Letter M

Finding appropriate videos on YouTube can be difficult sometimes. So we’re previewed and made a list of Teacher-Approved Videos Letter M to help teach all about the letter M. The Letter M Song by Bounce Patrol Kids (1:54) Sing along with Jacinta as she provides great...

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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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Classroom Routines

Classroom Routines

Establishing classroom routines at the beginning of the year is the key to a successful school year.  Be sure to take the time to decide what you want things to look like in your classroom and take the time to model and practice these routines. What Will Routines Look...

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Counting To Ten With Bears

Counting To Ten With Bears

  Everyone loves cute cuddly bears! I thought it would be fun to practice our counting to ten with bears.  The kids were thrilled when I brought these out. I created these cute bear cards with the numbers 1 to 10 on their tummies and the students will use counting...

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Teacher Tips For Work-Life Balance

Teacher Tips For Work-Life Balance

Finding a teacher work-life balance can be a tricky thing to do. I know a lot of us struggle with it daily. It's been a hot topic in our Simply Kinder Facebook group with the beginning of school looming. We've gathered up some of fellow teacher tips for work-life...

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Clothespin Name Practice

Clothespin Name Practice

We're always looking for new and fun ways for the students to practice their names at the beginning of the year. Today we're sharing clothespin name practice as a simple homemade center. Supplies needed for the clothespin name practice A bag of clothespins A bag of...

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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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Letter and Number Discrimination

Letter and Number Discrimination

Letters and Numbers Discrimination We spend a lot of time at the beginning of the school year talking about letters and numbers. Our ELA time is focused on letters – identifying letters, learning the sounds, writing the letters, etc.  Our Math time is focused on...

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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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Free Helping Hands For Meet The Teacher

Free Helping Hands For Meet The Teacher

We all have a huge wish list of items that we could use in our classrooms right? This year, put out some free helping hands for meet the teacher night to help you get some of those much needed items for the school year. There are so many parents out there that are...

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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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Relationships with Families

Relationships with Families

Relationships are the most important thing in a classroom.  I truly believe that we cannot do our job as a teacher if we don’t take the time to build relationships with our students first.  This is something that I strive to do better each year. This past year, I...

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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 Student Data Book

Free Student Data Book

Your students will learn so much in your class this year and it is extremely powerful to have them actually see that growth. And so here is a free student data book to help your students chart and measure what they learn. One of the easiest measures to start with is...

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Alphabet Tub Activities

Alphabet Tub Activities

Do you have a box of 'alphabet stuff' but aren't sure what to do with it? Here is a list of 30+ Alphabet Tub Activities that you can use to help your students learn their letters and sounds! This and most articles on Simply Kinder contain affiliate links.  These links...

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Name Crafts & Name Centers

Name Crafts & Name Centers

Names Crafts and Name Centers are a great way to learn and celebrate the names in your class!  You have our Name Printables bundle and know how easy it is to use, how much time it has saved you, and how it has helped your students learn to write their names, now let's...

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Name Rocks

Name Rocks

Name Rocks!  How much fun are these?  Rocks are the latest crazy it seems like and so it only seemed like a fun activity to help students learn their own name and the names of their peers! We wanted our rocks to have a clear name put on them, so we added some lines so...

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Paint Stick Names

Paint Stick Names

Practicing names seems to be a great way to begin to learn letter names and sounds.  Here is a fun DIY Paint Stick Names activity to help your students become proficient with their name! What you need, with Amazon affiliate links so you can easily prepare to make...

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Back-To-School Counting Clip Cards

Back-To-School Counting Clip Cards

Are you looking for a simple and engaging math activity for your students to do at the beginning of the school year? These Back-To-School Counting Clip Cards are not only an easy and interactive way for children to practice counting and identifying number, but they...

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Disney Classrooms

Disney Classrooms

  We are HUGE Disney fans! We thought it would be fun to gather  a bunch of fun Disney inspired classroom themes from our teacher friends in our Simply Kinder Facebook group. Mrs. Hogne had an amazing family friend that designed and built this castle! The builder...

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