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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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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Flexible Seating

Flexible Seating

Flexible seating?  Is it for me?  How do teachers afford it?  What if it doesn’t work?  I am here to tell you some tips and tricks for getting your feet wet with flexible seating.  There are ways to test it out without flipping your entire classroom and it will let...

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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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FREE Back To School Counting WorkSheets For Kindergarten

FREE Back To School Counting WorkSheets For Kindergarten

Are you looking for an easy math activity for your kinders at the start of the school year? These free Back-To-School Counting Worksheets are perfect for beginners and will help your students practise counting and identifying numbers. ; We're at the start of a new...

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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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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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Amazon Prime Day Deals for Teachers

Amazon Prime Day Deals for Teachers

Are you looking for the best Prime Day deals for teachers?  Simply Kinder has / will have you covered with all the details and deals! This article (and most) on Simply Kinder does contain affiliate links that we do earn a commission off of.  Clicking these links does...

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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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Apple Art Musical Shakers for Kids

Apple Art Musical Shakers for Kids

Apple Art Musical Shakers Get kids moving with apple art musical shakers made from paper plates! September marks the beginning of school for kids, and for those entering kindergarten, it may be the first time they've spent time in a classroom. Apple crafts are a fun...

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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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Class Door Decorations

Class Door Decorations

In our Simply Kinder Facebook Group, we are always coming across some fantastic class door decorations! We've gathered a bunch of them all together in one place so you can easily get new ideas. Sarah Holly shared a bunch of her fun doors that she's created this year....

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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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Free Book Club Letter

Free Book Club Letter

I LOVE sending home Scholastic Book Club flyers.  Such a great program to get free books for your class. I always like to accompany it with a letter and so here is a free Book Club letter so you can too! Be sure to download all the way and open in Adobe to edit....

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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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