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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Marble Roller Coaster Stem Project

Marble Roller Coaster Stem Project

Students of all ages love to ride rides. In this science activity, kindergarteners get to explore hands-on design as they build roller coasters for marbles. They'll quickly become engrossed in trying to make loops and hills in their mini roller coasters. Through trial...

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Kindergarten Math Activity: Fun With Addition Worksheets

Kindergarten Math Activity: Fun With Addition Worksheets

Working on addition this spring? Keep math prep to a minimum with these free addition worksheets. We've included number problems with picture clues, a fun adding and coloring activity, and adding numbers to make 10. Learning to understand mathematical operations is a...

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Zoo Field Trip Freebie

Zoo Field Trip Freebie

Everyone loves going to the zoo! We get to see giraffes, zebras, elephants and my favorite monkeys! The zoo is  usually the kids most favorite field trip of the year. I'm sharing a fun zoo field trip freebie that your students can work on when you return from a fun...

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Free Printable CVC Short I Puzzles

Free Printable CVC Short I Puzzles

We've moved into practicing our short i words. I made these free printable cvc short i puzzles to help reinforce the words during our center time. These puzzles are helping the students reinforce our CVC words we’ve been learning. Their perfect for early finishers,...

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Free April Printable

Free April 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 April Writing Printables...

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Free Earth Day Hat

Free Earth Day Hat

Are you teaching about the Earth or celebrating Earth Day with your preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students?  Here is a free Earth Day Hat (or two) for your students to show the world what they learned about. We actually give you two versions of this hat....

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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 Easter Bunny Hat

Free Easter Bunny Hat

It's no secret, we love hats!  And we have this free Easter Bunny Hat for you to make with your preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade students. This is a simple, two-page printable that your students can color, cut, and glue onto a sentence strip.  The face of the...

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Beach Ball CVC Printable and Paper Plate Craft

Beach Ball CVC Printable and Paper Plate Craft

As the weather gets warmer it's hard to keep from dreaming about summer vacation. I love beach themes near the end of the school year. Water play days are especially fun in kindergarten. Keep the spirit of summer alive in the classroom as the kiddos continue to work...

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Free March Printable

Free March 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 March Writing Printables...

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Free St. Patrick’s Day Hat

Free St. Patrick’s Day Hat

St. Patrick's Day another fun day in preschool, kindergarten, and first.  It's just fun to wear green, talk about leprechauns, and talk about NOT pinching our friends.  And we have this fun Free St. Patrick's Day Hat for you to download and use with your...

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Free Spring Sight Word Practice Sheets for Kindergarten

Free Spring Sight Word Practice Sheets for Kindergarten

Are you working on sight words with your kindergarten students? Our free printable sight word practice sheets will engage your learners and help them work on their reading and writing skills. Don’t you just love it when kids suddenly realize they can read? We saw it...

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Easter Egg CVC Puzzles

Easter Egg CVC Puzzles

Do you students love Easter eggs? Every year, my kindergarteners get so excited over all of our Easter themed activities especially the ones with Easter eggs. This year, I added these Easter Egg CVC Puzzles to our center rotation. This activity is a fun and hands-on...

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Kindergarten Homework – Fourth Quarter

Kindergarten Homework – Fourth Quarter

Homework driving you crazy?  Tired of pulling things together at the last minute and feel like it's boring and not meaningful?  Simply Kinder has you covered with our Kindergarten Homework with Weekly Family Games!  Keep reading and learn how to get your first week...

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Favorite Book Free Printable

Favorite Book Free Printable

It's no secret that reading books is a staple activity in every classroom!  And today we have a free printabe for your students to reflect on their favorite book. (Keep reading for information on how to download). This activity would be great to do during Reading...

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Free President Report

Free President Report

Here is a quick and easy way for your students to write about the president.  Use this free President Report to either reflect on what your students would do if they were president OR to record facts about a certain president.  You can download this page...

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Free Printable Domino Addition

Free Printable Domino Addition

We've been working hard on our number sense and how numbers work together. We've moved into adding two numbers together and are ready for some extra practice. This free printable domino addition page will help reinforce this concept. I love using manipulative during...

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Pot of Gold Addition Mats

Pot of Gold Addition Mats

Even though St. Patrick’s Day isn’t one of the big holidays that we celebrate in our classroom, I always like to add a few fun, themed activities to our centers. For one of our math activities this year, I created these Pot of Gold Addition Mats. They are a great way...

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