Halloween Books for Kinder

Halloween Books for Kinder

Every theme we teach has a set of books that you personally love and so this is my must read Halloween Books for Kinder.  We store our books in a big black cauldron like bucket I picked up at a Halloween store.  The kids thinks it's fun to have them be separate from...

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Counting Pumpkin Seeds

Counting Pumpkin Seeds

Counting Pumpkin Seeds alway sounds like a great idea but it actually is a very daunting task for kindergarteners.  And so here's an idea to help your kiddos use those slippery seeds to reinforce some number sense. Counting Pumpkin Seeds Teacher Hack:  Use a hundreds...

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Pippa the Pumpkin Fairy

Pippa the Pumpkin Fairy

October is one of my most favorite months of the year in the classroom. We study bats, spiders and pumpkins. In our Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook Group, the teachers have been all excited this over Pippa the Pumpkin Fairy from Jennifer over at Kinder Drama.  This...

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Halloween Costume Story

Halloween Costume Story

Here is a free Halloween Costume Story page the kids can write about what they will be for Halloween.  You can easily use cutouts from magazines or have your students draw what they will be before they write about it. If you plan on having your students just draw for...

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Fire Safety Videos for Kindergarten

Fire Safety Videos for Kindergarten

It's fire safety week and we are here to help with some Fire Safety Videos for Kindergarten.   This list of videos covers a range of topics including fire safety and working as a firefighter. Safety for Children: The Friendly Fireman (4:57)...

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Halloween Counting Activity

Halloween Counting Activity

Every year I see these fun little containers around Halloween and think... those would make a great Halloween Counting Activity for centers.  But I have never really known how to pull it together - how do I assign a number value to each bucket ruining the cute little...

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Exploring the Parts of a Pumpkin

Exploring the Parts of a Pumpkin

Every year, we take a field trip to the pumpkin patch.  It is one of our favorite trips, because we get to see how pumpkins grow and pick our own from the patch.  Before taking our trip, we learn all about pumpkins and spend time Exploring the Parts of a Pumpkin....

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Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

My most favorite field trip that we take as a class each year is to the pumpkin patch. There’s just nothing like Fall.  The kids just get the biggest kick out of getting to choose a pumpkin from the patch to bring home and we always learn so much about the fruits and...

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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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Yuck Soup – A Snack Activity Freebie

Yuck Soup – A Snack Activity Freebie

Have you ever read Yuck Soup by Joy Cowley? It's a great little book about some monster looking characters who make Yuck Soup!  They eat tires and all sorts of disgusting things!  The kids get a kick out of it this time of year. I love tying activities to book and so...

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Pumpkin Book Reports

Pumpkin Book Reports

Pumpkin Book Reports are one of my favorite family projects each year!  It's so simple and gives you such a great family activity for the month October. Here's how it works: Print the free letter and assign a due date.  Have them be due a couple days before you...

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Planting Pumpkins in Kindergarten

Planting Pumpkins in Kindergarten

It's that time of year... time to plant pumpkins in kindergarten!  Here are some tips, tricks, and lessons I have learned over the years to make this as easy as possible for all! Let's start with what you need: You will need: - a medium size bag of potting soil  (one...

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Warning… Teacher Eats Candy!!!

Just a quick freebie to remind your students to leave candy at home!  I don't know about you... but confiscated candy is REALLY hard to resist! Located in my Random Freebie file on TpT!  

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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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Red Ribbon Week in Kindergarten

Red Ribbon Week in Kindergarten

Talking about Red Ribbon Week and Drug Prevention in Kindergarten (or any early childhood grade really) is tricky. You don't want to talk about drugs and the bad things that they do to you, but  you don't want to not start planting those seeds for the kids to make...

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Pumpkins Activities for Kindergarten!

Pumpkins Activities for Kindergarten!

I just love pumpkins and so this is one of my favorite times of year to be a teacher!  So I am here with some pumpkin resources for your that I know you will love! There are so many great pumpkin books... Pumpkin, Pumpkin, The Littlest Pumpkin, and I could go on and...

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Pumpkin Book Report Freebie!

Fall is such a fun time to mix books and pumpkins and family time!  So here's a project to get you started! I usually send these home during Fall Break or about 2 weeks before October 31st!  I show the students my sample as showing in the image above. If you are...

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Halloween Must Haves for Kinder!

So I admit, I am sort of sad that I am missing pumpkins while I am still on maternity leave.  Pumpkin time is literally my favorite because there are so many ways to make it academic and fun!  So here are some pumpkin activities I have posted you may be interested in!...

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The Day After Halloween!! Eeeek!

Halloween should really be the last Saturday of October!  The thought of having 25 5 and 6 year olds the day after Halloween is scary!  I really don't need to explain... every teacher knows students are zombies the day after Halloween! So... here is a fun freebie to...

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Pumpkin Book Report Freebie!

I just love this time of year!  And Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!  But many schools are not allowed to celebrate Halloween... here's your solution... Students will select a book with their parents and then complete one of the following pumpkin book...

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