Movable Small Group Cart

Movable Small Group Cart

Small groups are an important part of your daily instruction. But some teachers are being told no more small groups and so these interventions will have to happen with students out at their desks. And so we put together this mobile small group cart that you can use at...

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Teacher Tips For Work-Life Balance

Teacher Tips For Work-Life Balance

Finding a teacher work-life balance can be a tricky thing to do. I know a lot of us struggle with it daily. It's been a hot topic in our Simply Kinder Facebook group with the beginning of school looming. We've gathered up some of fellow teacher tips for work-life...

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Free Book Club Letter

Free Book Club Letter

I LOVE sending home Scholastic Book Club flyers.  Such a great program to get free books for your class. I always like to accompany it with a letter and so here is a free Book Club letter so you can too! Be sure to download all the way and open in Adobe to edit....

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Back To School Tips: 6 Things to Do Now to Make B2S Easier

Back To School Tips: 6 Things to Do Now to Make B2S Easier

Do you need simple ways to prepare for back to school over summer break? We've got 6 back to school tips that will make your teacher life easier in the coming year! A little work now will make a HUGE difference later. Click through to see our tips and FREE printables....

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Mini Eraser Storage & Activities

Mini Eraser Storage & Activities

I don't know about you, but I am always super excited about the mini erasers I find.  Behold - an amazing Mini Eraser Storage Solution and some great activities to use with those fun little math manipulatives.  (This articles contain affiliate links). I found this...

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11 Must Have Manipulatives for Teaching

11 Must Have Manipulatives for Teaching

Using manipulatives for teaching is a great way to introduce hands on learning for concrete learners! Here are my top 11 must have manipulatives for kindergarten. Includes all kinds of activities and center ideas as well. Click through to find out more. If there is...

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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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Organizing Your Classroom

Organizing Your Classroom

Organizing Your Classroom at The Organization Store! Hi pals! This is Sarah from Kindergarten Alphabet Soup and I am SO EXCITED to be guest posting today on organizing your classroom at The Organization Store!  I have a close connection at the Container Store, thanks...

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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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A Peek Inside My Writing Lab

A Peek Inside My Writing Lab

One of my favorite parts of my class is always my writing lab!  I love having spaces or centers for kids to go work and this one is that no matter what school I am at I have ready to go on day 1 because it really is so versatile! So here it is… my writing lab....

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A Peek in my Poetry Rack!

It's poetry month!  So I thought it would be fun to give you a peek in my poetry rack! My rack is a clothing rack from IKEA.  I have had it for about 8 years and it has moved with me about 4 times.  It's one of those pieces in your classroom that you have to tighten...

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Bright Idea: Goodbye Carpet Squares, Hello Dollar Spot

It's all about Bright ideas today and I am super excited you stopped by to say goodbye to those old, ugly carpet squares and hello to these fun inexpensive carpets from Target's Dollar Spot! That's right… it's a hop for Bright Ideas and I have several bright ideas on...

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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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Duty Sign Freebie from Simply Kinder

I always write my duty on a yellow piece of construction paper and post it somewhere near my computer.  I try to make it all cute by cutting it crazy and outlining it in black.  LOL.. I think I am a little more creative with my computer than a pair of scissors. So I...

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Race Car Themed Room & Freebie

So I come from a racing family... grew up at the track.  My sister is a second grade teacher and her room is all race car themed.  She asked me to make her some cuteness for her bulletin board and so I told her only if she would let me share her AMAZING classroom!  So...

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