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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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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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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Back to School Apple Tree Classroom Decoration

Back to School Apple Tree Classroom Decoration

Back to School Apple Tree Decoration We recently had a fun contest at my son's school that included decorating the classroom door for the teachers. My son is a Kindergartner and I was in charge of decorating the door with my fellow room-mom. We did an apple tree theme...

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Disney Classroom Decor

Disney Classroom Decor

Disney Classroom Decor Makeover and Giveaway with Eureka School! I am so excited to be sharing with you a Disney Classroom Makeover with my friends at Eureka School and Teach-A-Roo!  Everything from bulletin boards, to jobs, to desk plates were redone!  Take a peek...

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My Central Management Station {And A Sale}

My Central Management Station {And A Sale}

Do you have a command central in your classroom?  One central station where you post things?  Thought I would give you a peek into mine because I use mine for so many management things in my class! So let me explain a few things. I am no good at classroom jobs.  I...

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A Peek Inside My Writing Lab

A Peek Inside My Writing Lab

One of my favorite parts of my class is always my writing lab!  I love having spaces or centers for kids to go work and this one is that no matter what school I am at I have ready to go on day 1 because it really is so versatile! So here it is… my writing lab....

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A Peek in my Poetry Rack!

It's poetry month!  So I thought it would be fun to give you a peek in my poetry rack! My rack is a clothing rack from IKEA.  I have had it for about 8 years and it has moved with me about 4 times.  It's one of those pieces in your classroom that you have to tighten...

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Bright Idea: Goodbye Carpet Squares, Hello Dollar Spot

It's all about Bright ideas today and I am super excited you stopped by to say goodbye to those old, ugly carpet squares and hello to these fun inexpensive carpets from Target's Dollar Spot! That's right… it's a hop for Bright Ideas and I have several bright ideas on...

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Why Fake Plants & Who’s Missing!

I have SO MUCH STUFF that I have just reached the point in my career that I use what I have to make things that work for management and organization! One thing I have an abundance of in my classroom is fake plants! I have always wanted to be THAT teacher and have live...

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Quick Management Tips & a Freebie!

Back to school means trying trying to wrap my brain around the next few months and making sure I am organized and ready to go.  Part of that is making sure my space and some management structures are just the way I like them… so I thought I would share some of my...

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More Back-To-School Bulletin Boards!

I am loving the bulletin board thing this year and so here are some more! Every student has their own person.  In the middle is a sheet protector so I can easily slide work in and out. So these were an actual bulletin board set.  The idea totally was on the package...

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Race Car Themed Room & Freebie

So I come from a racing family... grew up at the track.  My sister is a second grade teacher and her room is all race car themed.  She asked me to make her some cuteness for her bulletin board and so I told her only if she would let me share her AMAZING classroom!  So...

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Partner Up For Fun, MpM Giveaway, and Some Winners!

This last week one of my main goals was to get my tables set! Have you used the plastic desk pockets before?  Oh-Em-Gee they are amazing and I am not sure how I ever lived without them!  Goodbye box tape!  You basically just affix the pocket to the desk and then you...

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Cubby Makeover by Simply Kinder!

I am so excited about my cubby makeover I did last year! I like everything to be bright and colorful and let's face it... the first picture is dull and drab!   I started by putting a regular old name tag label (with no student name) on a normal size construction...

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Crazy Bulletin Boards Antics!

Bulletin boards drive me crazy! I tend to make them so I don't have to replace them year after year but with this being my 3rd school in 2 years I have had to move things a lot.  So I wanted to share with you my crazy bulletin board antics! So I like to use sheet...

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