101st Day of School

101st Day of School

One of my favorite holidays to celebrate in Kindergarten is actually the 101st day of school! My students love it because it's very unexpected. To make things extra special, in my district, with how the calendar runs, our 100th day is normally on a Thursday. That...

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Valentine’s Day Math: Missing Number Hearts

Valentine’s Day Math: Missing Number Hearts

It’s easy to get in the Valentine’s Day spirit. It’s such a special day of friendship for kids. There are a ton of ideas for fun Valentine’s crafts all over Pinterest, but I love to incorporate it into learning. Here's a simple Valentine's Math Activity to get your...

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Dress Up for the 100th Day

Dress Up for the 100th Day

This is one of those articles that is inspired by the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook Group.  There are a few days a year that TONS of teachers in the group share their photos and the 100th Day of School is definitely a fun one.  Especially when you dress up for the...

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Valentine’s Day I Spy Printable Worksheet

Valentine’s Day I Spy Printable Worksheet

Valentine's Day I Spy Printable Valentine's Day is just around the corner and we're gearing up with a fun Valentine's Day I spy printable for kids. This sweet find and color worksheet is full of cute Valentine themed shapes and characters for kids to spy. They can...

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Sight Word Hearts Sensory Bin

Sight Word Hearts Sensory Bin

I love to use sensory bins in my classroom especially during our literacy centers.  They are an easy and fun way for children to explore and learn.  My students really enjoy our themed sensory activities.  Since Valentine's Day is the next...

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100 Day STEM Challenge

100 Day STEM Challenge

The 100th day of school is coming up soon. Are you ready to celebrate? Try this 100 Days STEM Activity with your class. It’s tons of fun and packed full of learning.     How do you set up the project? You’ll want to find four groups of 100 items. It’s...

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Valentines Hearts Counting Printables

Valentines Hearts Counting Printables

Can you feel the love in the air? Well, we certainly do fell the love, love for math that is, and to celebrate that love we are sharing a set of lovely Valentines Hearts Counting printables. Valentines Hearts Counting Printables Ready to start counting all the hearts?...

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Marble Maze: Kindergarten STEAM Activity

Do you ever feel intimidated by the physical science standards? You’re not alone.  Give most of us plants or animals and we’ll teach our hearts out. Force and motion?  Not always the case. That’s why I love simple forces and interactions lessons that meet the...

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Free Love Card

Free Love Card

We have so many great teachers in the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook Group who have such great ideas.  And sometimes ideas come along that we want to document because we know we are going to want to use them year after year. This Free Love Card is one of those ideas...

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Leap Year Videos for Kids

Leap Year Videos for Kids

I have to admit, it's slim pickings for Leap Day videos for kids. So I found a few that are almost perfect for your classrooms and noted the times of which you should play them. Leap Year Videos for Kids This article contains the following Simply Kinder resources to...

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Literacy Spirit Day Ideas

Literacy Spirit Day Ideas

It seems like most school usually plan at least one or two spirit weeks per year but coming up with spirit day ideas can be daunting.  So here is a list of literacy spirit day ideas to help you think outside the box!  Some of these day are just fun and others are...

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Presidents’ Day Videos

Presidents’ Day Videos

Presidents' Day Videos for Kids It's hard to find good Presidents' Day Videos for kids!  As a teacher, I don't really think it's appropriate to talk to my kids about Abraham Lincoln being assassinated or about the battles George Washington had and so many videos I...

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Valentine’s Day Videos

Valentine’s Day Videos

Valentine's Day Videos for Kindergarten Let’s be honest, there are times when you just need a good video to show in your classroom.  And there are some great Valentine's Day Videos that you can use in your classroom to cover concepts like friendship, love,  or are...

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Valentine’s Day Books for Kindergarten

Valentine’s Day Books for Kindergarten

Finding the right books for kindergarten can be tricky!  So here is a list of Valentine's Day books for Kindergarten that are tried and true!  These books show solid examples of love, persistence and kindness through actions, words, and written expression, that all...

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Microwave Melted Crayon Valentines

Microwave Melted Crayon Valentines

You don't need a knife or even an oven to make these adorable valentines. Microwave Melted Crayon Valentines are simple and fairly quick to make! How to make Microwave Melted Crayon Valentines in the Microwave: Step 1:  Cut the heart mold to fit into your microwave...

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Groundhog Day Videos

Groundhog Day Videos

Groundhog Day is just around the corner.  So here are some Groundhog Day Videos you can show with your class that are quick and meaningful! These groundhog day videos have been watched and are kindergarten approved! 2018 Groundhog Ceremony (21:44) Watch full coverage...

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Tips for Teacher Conferences

Tips for Teacher Conferences

National teaching conferences are just around the corner and it got me thinking, what are some tips I can share to make your experience at any conference a successful one! 1.  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  You do not need to dress up or even wear business...

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100th Day Hershey Kiss Hunt

100th Day Hershey Kiss Hunt

100th's Day Hershey Kiss Hunt is a fun activity to do on the 100th day to reinforce numbers to 100!  So simple - you hide 100 kisses, the kids find them and record which numbers they found!  So much fun!   To do this activity, you will need 2 bags of...

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13 Candy Heart Activities

13 Candy Heart Activities

Candy Heart Activities are perfect for the month of Valentine's Day!  So many opportunities for science, literacy, and math that your students will LOVE! So here are 13 experiments (or learning activities)  to do with candy hearts! 1.  Dissolve them in different...

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Valentine’s Box Family Project

Valentine’s Box Family Project

February is one of my FAVORITE months because of this amazing Valentine's Box Family Project that we do each year.  So simple (for the teacher), just send home the free letter, encourage families to make a box at home, and give them a date to have them sent in by....

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President’s Day Freebies!

President’s Day Freebies!

I don't know about you but my mind is on Valentine's day!  President's Day is just around the corner too!  So here's a quick freebie! This is a fun writing activity I plan on using on Tuesday after President's Day.  The students will draw themselves in as president...

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Minion Valentine Bags!

Minion Valentine Bags!

I was looking to change up my Valentine routine a bit and so today we made these super cute Minion Valentine's Bags!  That's right.. we ditched the mailboxes this year and went with these fun bags that kids can just drop all their valentines into the mouths! They were...

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President’s Day Freebie! (And Close Reading Freebie too!)

President’s Day Freebie! (And Close Reading Freebie too!)

So excited about upcoming President's day.. not just because it's a day off but because I just love teaching science and social studies to the littles!  So here are some great resources for President's Day and of course 2 amazing freebie for you all! I always start my...

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Conference Freebie & Simple Tips

Conferences are this week so here's a few things I do to keep sane: 1.  Sticker the kids with reminders twice!  I always put a sticker on the kids the day before saying my conference is tomorrow at this time.  Then the day of they get a sticker with just the time nice...

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