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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Rainbow Fish Paper Plate Craft

Rainbow Fish Paper Plate Craft

Rainbow Fish Paper Plate Craft I really love this Rainbow Fish Paper Plate Craft. The Rainbow Fish series of books are some of my favorites to read in Kinder and I find that they are a great way of starting a great discussion about friendship and sharing. Every year...

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Free Printable Teddy Bear Color Puzzles

Free Printable Teddy Bear Color Puzzles

My students always enjoyed playing with teddy bear counters during centers. To tap into this love for those cute, colorful bears, I created these Teddy Bear Color Puzzles for you and your students. This free printable will be the perfect addition to your centers this...

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School Supply Scavenger Hunt

School Supply Scavenger Hunt

The first day of Kindergarten is all about getting to know our new students and teaching them all about school. One way that I teach my students where things are located around our classroom is by doing a Classroom Supply Scavenger Hunt. It is a fun and easy activity...

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Back to School Kindergarten Star Classroom Printable

Back to School Kindergarten Star Classroom Printable

Back to School Kindergarten Star Classroom Printable This fall many kids will be returning to class after a fun summer break while others will be stepping into the classroom for the very first time. Welcome them with a little treat on their desk letting them know that...

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Dear Parents…How to Get Your Kindergartener Ready

Dear Parents…How to Get Your Kindergartener Ready

  Dear Parents, Summer vacation is drawing to a close. Some of you may be thinking 'No!!' while others are thinking "Yay!!". That's okay either way! But, I was thinking as I went out shopping for school supplies today that you might be a little bit nervous about...

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Monthly Journal Writing Prompts for the School Year

Monthly Journal Writing Prompts for the School Year

Monthly Writing Prompts for the School Year Start the school year with a monthly writing journal for kids. Each month from September to June gives kids the opportunity to draw or color a picture and write short sentences. The prompts are easy for kids to understand...

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Apple Alphabet Match

Apple Alphabet Match

Back to School and apples go hand in hand. Why not start the year off right with this Apple Alphabet Match printable. Apple Alphabet Match comes with 26 different match-up cards, for every letter of the alphabet. Getting Apple Alphabet Match Ready After printing on...

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Professional Development Books for Kindergarten

Professional Development Books for Kindergarten

Are you looking for some Professional Development Books for Kindergarten or early childhood teachers?  We've gathered a list of the most popular PD books out there right now. These books are great to read during summer, back to school, or really any time of year (a...

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Chester the Raccoon Paper Plate Craft

Chester the Raccoon Paper Plate Craft

At the beginning of the school year, I’m always looking for books to read to my students. One of my favorite books is The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. It’s a sweet story about a young raccoon named Chester who is nervous about starting school. Mrs. Raccoon shares the...

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Back To School Tips: 6 Things to Do Now to Make B2S Easier

Back To School Tips: 6 Things to Do Now to Make B2S Easier

Do you need simple ways to prepare for back to school over summer break? We've got 6 back to school tips that will make your teacher life easier in the coming year! A little work now will make a HUGE difference later. Click through to see our tips and FREE printables....

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Back To School Videos for Teachers

Back To School Videos for Teachers

The first day of kindergarten is so exciting for everyone.  For many kids there are lots of new experiences they will like lining up and making new friends.  And so here are some Back To School Videos for Teachers to show to talk about rules, expectations, making...

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How to “DEAL” with Student Allergies

How to “DEAL” with Student Allergies

You just found out you are getting a child with a severe food allergy.  Now what? How do you "DEAL" with Student Allergies?  We all know that there are some pretty severe reactions that can happen to these kiddos, but did you also know food allergies can effect a...

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ABC’s of Your Class Freebie

ABC’s of Your Class Freebie

Are you already planning an preparing for the back to school season?  If so, then you will definitely want this ABC's Of Your Class free download.  I have used this letter for years to give my families the must know information about my class - and being a...

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Do NOT Buy These Back to School Supplies (For Real)

Do NOT Buy These Back to School Supplies (For Real)

Consider this article a public service announcement on behalf of early childhood teachers everywhere.  With the back to school season upon us, we want everyone to get the best value and the best quality for their money. We will, of course, take whatever donations we...

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Teaching: New Year, New You

Teaching: New Year, New You

No one ever said that you have to keep your classroom exactly the same way all year and mid-year is a great time of year to implement some of those changes that could really impact the climate and culture of your class!  It's a new year so be a new you with your...

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Organizing Your Classroom

Organizing Your Classroom

Organizing Your Classroom at The Organization Store! Hi pals! This is Sarah from Kindergarten Alphabet Soup and I am SO EXCITED to be guest posting today on organizing your classroom at The Organization Store!  I have a close connection at the Container Store, thanks...

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Do You Still Have A Crier?

Do You Still Have A Crier?

Do you still have a crier in your class? Here are some ways to deal with it as a kindergarten teacher! 1.  Love, love, love!  Some kids just need love.  Make them feel special and wanted once they do get calmed down so the next day they have not anxiety over being at...

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What To Plan on The First Day of Kindergarten!

What To Plan on The First Day of Kindergarten!

Ahhh... the first day of kindergarten!  It's such an exciting day!  An exhausting day!  But what do you plan for that day?  So many things you are excited to do with your students, but you have to remember it's the first day and keep it all in perspective! This...

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What Would You Tell Your First Year Teacher Self?

What Would You Tell Your First Year Teacher Self?

Ms. Jones says:  "Don't worry so much about what other teachers think. You were hired for a reason. Be that person! (But take advice as needed.)" Ms. Dueck says:  "Be gentle with yourself!   Not every lesson plan or art project will go as smoothly as you thought or...

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The Truth About Back To School Supplies

The Truth About Back To School Supplies

As teachers we sure do love our school supplies.  But teachers holds some truths about them many may not know!  With back to school season coming up, I thought it would be fun to share some of the secret truths about school supplies through GIFs! Backpacks - Backpacks...

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