Labor Day for Kindergarten (Preschool and First too!)

Labor Day for Kindergarten (Preschool and First too!)

I don't know about you, but I feel like if the students are given a day off for a holiday that I am obligated to do a little mini lesson on.  But Labor Day, what do you say without getting into a big old Community helpers unit?  And so here are some ideas for Labor...

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November Kindergarten Projects

November Kindergarten Projects

So many fun and exciting lessons, projects, and activities happen in the month of November in kindergarten, preschool, and first grades.  And the  Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook Group has over 7000 dedicated early childhood teachers (representing preschool,...

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Pumpkin for the Teacher

Pumpkin for the Teacher

It's Fall and that means it times for pumpkins!  What better way to celebrate than by spoiling your teacher friends with this adorable Pumpkin for the Teacher treat! I have to admit, I don't cook or bake.  My verb is order (LOL don't judge.)  But making these yummy...

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Books About Apples

Books About Apples

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and the apples are growing! What better way to celebrate this glorious season than by reading books on apples? There are numerous books available, but be sure to take advantage of these kindergarten favorites.  Here are some...

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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!  ...

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21 Tips for Back To School From Real Teachers

Back to school is an exciting time but it's also one the busiest times for teachers!  There is so much to prepare for your students and even more to plan!  That's where teamwork comes into play and so Emily from Education to the Core and Emma from Clever Classroom...

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Thanksgiving Snap Cube Math Center Freebie

Thanksgiving Snap Cube Math Center Freebie

Snap cube activities are always a favorite of my students!  Students will work on counting and logic skills to create an various objects!  It's endless fun and our Thanksgiving set is free! So basically what the students do is see the image and then try to copy it...

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Trick & Treat Blog Hop – No Candy At School

Trick & Treat Blog Hop – No Candy At School

It's time for some teacher Teaching Trick & Treating and I have a special treat for you so your students don't bring Halloween candy to school! That's right - I have teamed up with my Freebielicious friends again to share some teaching tricks and special free...

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Yuck Soup – A Snack Activity Freebie

Yuck Soup – A Snack Activity Freebie

Have you ever read Yuck Soup by Joy Cowley? It's a great little book about some monster looking characters who make Yuck Soup!  They eat tires and all sorts of disgusting things!  The kids get a kick out of it this time of year. I love tying activities to book and so...

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Pumpkin Book Reports

Pumpkin Book Reports

Pumpkin Book Reports are one of my favorite family projects each year!  It's so simple and gives you such a great family activity for the month October. Here's how it works: Print the free letter and assign a due date.  Have them be due a couple days before you...

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Planting Pumpkins in Kindergarten

Planting Pumpkins in Kindergarten

It's that time of year... time to plant pumpkins in kindergarten!  Here are some tips, tricks, and lessons I have learned over the years to make this as easy as possible for all! Let's start with what you need: You will need: - a medium size bag of potting soil  (one...

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Banned Books Kindergarteners Will Love!

Banned Books Kindergarteners Will Love!

It's Banned Book Week and there are tons of 'banned' books that you and your kindergarteners will love! Some have officially been banned for certain reasons, some have made me stop and think how will I handle a certain question or comment, some I find humorous or...

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Back To School Read Alouds

Back To School Read Alouds

Stopping by with a peek inside my back to school read aloud list! Who does not love Pete The Cat?  It's just like the song... students will love and easy to add movements! Monsters who go to school for the first time!  Super funny and a great book about making good...

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First Day Chalkboard Bulletin Board Set – How It Works

First Day Chalkboard Bulletin Board Set – How It Works

I get lots of questions about how my Back To School Bulletin Boards work so I thought I would do a quick post about them to explain! The above it a Jennifer from First Grade Blue Skies welcome board using this set.  It's interactive in that the students stand in front...

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Thanksgiving Snap Cube Freebie

Thanksgiving Snap Cube Freebie

Just stopping by with a quick Snap Cube Freebie!  These are great fun centers that get the kids counting as they recreate fun objects (or word and letters if you use those sets!) You can even step it up and made them addition statements... 14 browns plus 4 yellows...

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Warning… Teacher Eats Candy!!!

Just a quick freebie to remind your students to leave candy at home!  I don't know about you... but confiscated candy is REALLY hard to resist! Located in my Random Freebie file on TpT!  

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Red Ribbon Week in Kindergarten

Red Ribbon Week in Kindergarten

Talking about Red Ribbon Week and Drug Prevention in Kindergarten (or any early childhood grade really) is tricky. You don't want to talk about drugs and the bad things that they do to you, but  you don't want to not start planting those seeds for the kids to make...

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Pumpkins Activities for Kindergarten!

Pumpkins Activities for Kindergarten!

I just love pumpkins and so this is one of my favorite times of year to be a teacher!  So I am here with some pumpkin resources for your that I know you will love! There are so many great pumpkin books... Pumpkin, Pumpkin, The Littlest Pumpkin, and I could go on and...

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Pumpkin Book Report Freebie!

Fall is such a fun time to mix books and pumpkins and family time!  So here's a project to get you started! I usually send these home during Fall Break or about 2 weeks before October 31st!  I show the students my sample as showing in the image above. If you are...

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Why I love my school Alphabet Style!

Do you love your school?  Like really love your school?  Just curious for several reason.  This post does not contain an unheard of teaching tip or have some cool freebie.. it's just me speaking from my heart... well because it's my blog and I can! I am SO THANKFUL...

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First Day Popcorn Freebie

I love to foster communication between my parents and their students!  Here's a fun little freebie to attach to a bag of popcorn to get the students talking about what they did on the first day!  

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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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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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