Easy Editing

Easy Editing

Do you do editing with your students? We always do in the context of their writing but have never really done it formally. We encourage students to reread their stories but what exactly are they looking for? Well, we know that explicit instruction is key, so we wanted...

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The Ultimate List of Kindergarten Sight Word Activities

The Ultimate List of Kindergarten Sight Word Activities

Are you looking for easy Kindergarten sight word activities? Try these fun activities in your classroom! We've got free worksheets, fun games, and oodles of ideas for making learning fun. Perfect for independent learning or small groups. We have so many ideas that...

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FREE Printable Sight Word Game To Make For Fall

FREE Printable Sight Word Game To Make For Fall

Are you looking for a fun literacy center activity that you can set up for independent learning? Try our free printable sight word game for kindergarten kids. This free fall themed game is fully editable and perfect for fall literacy centers. A WORD FOR PARENTS You...

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Free Sight Words Printable Card Activity For Kindergarten

Free Sight Words Printable Card Activity For Kindergarten

This free sight words printable is an engaging learning activity for Kindergarten. It is a great way to practice using high-frequency words in sentences! The editable printable allows you to customize the words your students are learning. Perfect for classwork and...

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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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Recycling and Word Family Craft

Recycling and Word Family Craft

This is a fun and simple recycling project that can be used to celebrate Earth Day while practicing a word family. The bright colored flowers make a lovely spring decoration and can be used to create a "recycled garden" in the classroom by making this Recycling and...

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Free Printable Short Vowel Word Match

Free Printable Short Vowel Word Match

  Free Printable Short Vowel Word Match-Clouds and Rain Drops I love a good rainy day because it reminds me of when I was a kid and our school held indoor recess. We would sit in the hall and play with Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys, write short stories or put together...

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Ice Fishing For Sight Words

Ice Fishing For Sight Words

Winter themed activities make the long, cold months pass in a flash. We reserve a special time in January to study cold weather animals and sports. One fun way I've found to incorporate sight word practice is with the Ice Fishing for Sight Words activity. Luckily you...

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Red Hat -at Word Family Craft

Red Hat -at Word Family Craft

The fun picture book, Red Hat, inspired me to do a winter themed word family project. We have fallen in love with Lita Judge's book Red Hat. Its a simple book filled with beautiful illustrations. We were lucky enough to meet Lita Judge this fall at Defiance College's...

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Free Winter Sight Word Game to Make Learning Fun

Free Winter Sight Word Game to Make Learning Fun

Grab this editable winter sight word game and use it in your classroom for independent learning that is fun and hands on! You can choose up to 24 sight words and the kids can play 2 different ways! Ideal for literacy center or word work in kindergarten or first...

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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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Pumpkin Seed Sight Words

Pumpkin Seed Sight Words

Pumpkin seed sight words is a great activity to add to any pumpkin project. It will easily tie in sight word practice. With the free printable and a few pumpkin seeds, your kiddos will be happily working on sight words this fall. Pumpkin projects are some of our...

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5 Ways To Use Pool Noodle Letters

5 Ways To Use Pool Noodle Letters

We're always looking for fun hands on activities for our students. These 5 ways to use pool noodle letters will sure to be a hit in your classroom! To Make The Pool Noodle Letters Supplies 2 pool noodles a large black permanent marker a sharp knife a bin to put all of...

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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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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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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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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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Sight Word Sticker Center

Sight Word Sticker Center

Sight Word Sticker Center If you're anything like me, you're always looking for new center ideas, preferably ones that are quick and easy to set up! This sight word sticker center is one that I often use. It's a great center activity when you need an independent group...

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Kindergarten Sight Word Cat Story Worksheet

Kindergarten Sight Word Cat Story Worksheet

Kindergarten Sight Word Story and Worksheet Simple stories that kids can learn to read on their own can be a big confidence booster for early readers. Today I'm sharing a short story that focuses on high frequency sight words. This sight word cat story worksheet gets...

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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 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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