Pattern Writing

Pattern Writing

Pattern writing is such an important concept in kindergarten.  I had to learn to love pattern writing. I have always known that it has such great benefits for students, however, I always preferred narrative or informational writing because it allowed me to learn even...

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Ornament Sight Words

Ornament Sight Words

Using holiday ornaments, students can practice their sight words and make their own sight word Chrismas tree! In this easy to organize activity, students will get “hands-on” with their sight word practice. They’ll love choosing a sight word ornament from the tree and...

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Free Snowflake Printable Winter Math Pack

Free Snowflake Printable Winter Math Pack

Free Snowflake Winter Printable Math Pack Winter is a fun time to add nature to center rotations and math units. Whether you live in an area where you don't see snow or a place that gets lots of snow, this printable winter math pack is sure to be a hit with...

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Free Fall Math Worksheets To Use With Kinders

Free Fall Math Worksheets To Use With Kinders

Keep math prep to a minimum with these FREE Fall math worksheets. We’ve included pattern work, a simple graphing exercise, and comparing two numbers. Fall has definitely arrived in our part of the world. Everywhere you look there are signs that the seasons are...

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Five Senses Nature Walk

Five Senses Nature Walk

Fall is the perfect season to go on a Five Senses Nature Walk.  The air is crisp, the trees are changing, the animals are active, and it is the perfect temperature to be outside.  I love finding opportunities where I can take our learning outside. Our Five Senses...

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Free October Printable

Free October Printable

Do you expect your student to learn to write the month every month? It’s such a repetitive word in kindergarten – in calendar, on the board, and on their projects.  It’s very helpful for the kids to learn to write it and so we have these free October Writing...

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Free November Printable

Free November Printable

Do you expect your student to learn to write the month every month? It's such a repetitive word in kindergarten - in calendar, on the board, and on their projects.  It's very helpful for the kids to learn to write it and so we have these free November printable to...

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Ten Turkeys Counting Activity

Ten Turkeys Counting Activity

10 Fat Turkeys is always such a fun and silly book to read with the kids this time of year. With this ten turkeys counting activity, we’re incorporating a hands-on activity and math to retell the story with these free printable turkeys. If you haven't read the book...

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FREE Halloween Creative Prompts For Young Learners

FREE Halloween Creative Prompts For Young Learners

It’s coming up to the spookiest time of year! Encourage your student’s imagination and get them telling stories with these fun Halloween creative prompts. They can be used as for writing, art classes, or even just a round of good old-fashioned storytelling. Most kids...

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Pumpkin Seed Addition

Pumpkin Seed Addition

Practicing addition number sentences becomes a fun, fall, hands-on activity with pumpkin seeds and a free printable. This is a simple activity that can be easily added to any pumpkin or fall project the class is working on. With a small cup of pumpkin seeds per...

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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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Counting To Ten With Bears

Counting To Ten With Bears

  Everyone loves cute cuddly bears! I thought it would be fun to practice our counting to ten with bears.  The kids were thrilled when I brought these out. I created these cute bear cards with the numbers 1 to 10 on their tummies and the students will use counting...

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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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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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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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Hands-On Number Sentences

Hands-On Number Sentences

Hands-on number sentences can be a ton of fun, especially when you let the kiddos add up some of their favorite things. We've been learning about number sentences and using dinosaurs, spiders, and snakes to do it. The kids can't get enough of number sentences when...

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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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Free Printable CVC Short U Puzzles

Free Printable CVC Short U Puzzles

We've covered all of our CVC words now, so I'm sharing the last set of the free printable CVC puzzles with you today, short u. If you missed the other free printable CVC puzzles I've shared over the last few months, you can find the short a puzzles here, the short e...

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8 Easy Chapter Book Series to Get Kids Hooked On Reading

8 Easy Chapter Book Series to Get Kids Hooked On Reading

Easy chapter books help students move on from early readers. A good set of books can get children hooked on reading. Here is a fun list of easy chapter book series for young readers. Includes free printable reading lists to send home to parents. This and many articles...

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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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