Indoor Recess Ideas for Kindergarten

Indoor Recess Ideas for Kindergarten

It's a part of teaching, indoor recess.  But let's be honest, most of us like our time to run to the restroom, make those extra copies, or just take a moment to group. But it happens and so you may be searching for ideas on what to do with your student.  The topic...

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Flexible Seating

Flexible Seating

Flexible seating?  Is it for me?  How do teachers afford it?  What if it doesn’t work?  I am here to tell you some tips and tricks for getting your feet wet with flexible seating.  There are ways to test it out without flipping your entire classroom and it will let...

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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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Centers Management

Centers Management

We often get asked, how do your manage centers?  Managing centers is not an easy thing to do, for sure and so the topic comes up a lot.  There are so many ways, pocket charts, free choice, etc, but we use a centers wheel. efficiency This article (and most) on Simply...

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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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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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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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Incentive Ideas Students Can’t Eat

Incentive Ideas Students Can’t Eat

The other day in the Simply Kinder Facebook group, we were talking about incentive ideas students can’t eat, to give your students that are making good choices. We've gathered everyone's ideas all in one place so it's easy to come back and get the ideas when you need...

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Halloween Teacher Approved Videos – Songs for Movement

Halloween Teacher Approved Videos – Songs for Movement

It's Halloween and that means your students may need to get some wiggles out.  And so here is your Halloween Teacher Approved Videos List that is great for movement!   These videos are 100% Halloween - ghosts, witches, graveyards, and so much more (but all are made...

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Second Quarter Kindergarten Homework

Second Quarter Kindergarten Homework

Are you looking for some amazing homework to send home for your kindergarten students?  Simply Kinder has you covered with our homework with weekly family games!  Keep reading and learn how to get the first week free. Here is information all about our Second Quarter...

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Lucky Leprechaun Door

Lucky Leprechaun Door

Spring fever has set in and teachers are pulling out all sorts of tricks to keep their students on task this time of year!  Here is a fun idea for St. Patrick's Day to motivate and reward your students with this Lucky Leprechaun Door Classroom Management idea! The...

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Kindness Bulletin Board

Kindness Bulletin Board

I just love doing activities that promote kindness.  Here is a Kindness Bulletin Board I recently did and some free pages so you can do it too. I started with this great new picture book a couple of months ago that is one of my new favorites. It's called Cara's...

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Breakfast in the Classroom

Breakfast in the Classroom

No matter what neighborhood you teach in there will always be kids who come to school hungry; it's part of the world we live in.  If your school does breakfast in the classroom though, this is one less factor you have tackle when getting kids to learn. Why I Love...

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What Stuck With You Today Chart

What Stuck With You Today Chart

Helping your students to remember what exactly they learned during the day can be a tricky task.  So I made this fun little What Stuck With You Today chart to guide our discussions at the end of the day! I made it completely by hand.  Here's what I did:  Laid out all...

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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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Why I Took My Behavior Chart Off My Wall!

Why I Took My Behavior Chart Off My Wall!

I shared with everyone the other day about the struggles I had with my own son and his ability to learn.  As you can imagine, this really began to shape the way I approach teaching and learning for all students in my class.  With this came some pretty big changed in...

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Ron Clark Academy

Ron Clark Academy

What I learned at Ron Clark Academy! I was fortunate enough to get to visit the Ron Clark Academy last month and I am so excited to share the experience with you!  It was an amazing professional development day and I highly recommend all teachers who have a passion...

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Brain Breaks Old School & Kindergarten Style!

Brain Breaks Old School & Kindergarten Style!

Giving students a fun brain breaks in the classroom improves their learning. Check out these quick brain breaks for Kindergarten ! We've got 10 songs that will get the kids up and moving! Use these free videos for indoor recess or anytime your student needs  to move....

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Calendar Movements

Calendar Movements

Movement makes everything more meaningful for kids so I am constantly looking for places to add movement!  One way I have adapted my calendar is by adding movements to the days of the week. I used the left over blank calendar pieces from the MANY calendar sets I have...

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My Central Management Station {And A Sale}

My Central Management Station {And A Sale}

Do you have a command central in your classroom?  One central station where you post things?  Thought I would give you a peek into mine because I use mine for so many management things in my class! So let me explain a few things. I am no good at classroom jobs.  I...

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Kid President Everyday Challenge!

I have been talking a lot lately about what I have learned as a teacher from my experiences as a parent with a child struggling to learn.  The other day I posted about how I took my behavior chart down and today I am going to share another with you and challenge you...

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Never Run Out of Tissues Again – A Bright Idea!

It's Bright Idea time again... and I have to admit.. this is totally not my Bright Idea but one that was shared with us at school one day and SO worthy of sharing with the world!!  We all work with so many amazing teachers who don't blog or share on social media but...

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