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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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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