Tips For Teaching Handwriting

Tips For Teaching Handwriting

Handwriting has been a hot topic in our Simply Kinder Facebook group lately. So we gathered up everyone's fantastic tips for teaching handwriting so they are all in one place for you! Tips For Teaching Handwriting -I constantly repeat the correct way to form the...

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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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Glue Sponge Tips

Glue Sponge Tips

Have you seen all the excitement about glue sponges? You may hear teachers say, "Best teacher hack ever!", or, "Life changer! I'll never go back!" Well, we've gathered all of the glue sponge tips up in one spot to give you the low down on how to make them for yourself...

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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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Clothespin Name Practice

Clothespin Name Practice

We're always looking for new and fun ways for the students to practice their names at the beginning of the year. Today we're sharing clothespin name practice as a simple homemade center. Supplies needed for the clothespin name practice A bag of clothespins A bag of...

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Back to School

Back to School

Can you believe how fast summer has gone by? It's already that time to start thinking about back to school. We've round up all of our free printables that will be helpful to you over the next few weeks so you can find them easily all in one spot. Give your families...

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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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Student Drawn Dress

Student Drawn Dress

I am sure you have seen a student drawn dresses on social media and thought I can totally do that.  They are so adorable and such a great memory for you and your students.  But how do they create them and where do they get the perfect dress?  Well, we started to see...

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Class Door Decorations

Class Door Decorations

In our Simply Kinder Facebook Group, we are always coming across some fantastic class door decorations! We've gathered a bunch of them all together in one place so you can easily get new ideas. Sarah Holly shared a bunch of her fun doors that she's created this year....

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Five Shrinky Dinks Keychain Projects

Five Shrinky Dinks Keychain Projects

We are excited to share five more shrinky dinks keychain projects with you today! They make a fantastic gift with Mother's Day quickly approaching! This and many articles on Simply Kinder contain affiliate links.  These links make shopping easier for you, don’t cost...

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I Am THAT Teacher

I Am THAT Teacher

Hi, if you are new here my name is Jennifer and I am a former Arizona teacher. But I am so much more than that...   I am THAT teacher who went into teaching because I loved working with children. I am THAT teacher who loves inspiring children to learn new things. I am...

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Shrink Film Keepsake Keychains

Shrink Film Keepsake Keychains

I am obsessed with these keepsake keychains!  Aren't they adorable?  And they make an easy gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas (or the holidays).  And we share the directions below so you can make these too with your class! This and many articles on Simply...

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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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Inappropriate Read Aloud Books Teachers Love

Inappropriate Read Aloud Books Teachers Love

I love a good laugh, and coming across these books always makes me chuckle.  And so we have created a list of totally inappropriate real aloud books for teachers. This article is meant to be lighthearted and fun. These books are intended to make you laugh. If you...

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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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Crayon Sharpener Review

Crayon Sharpener Review

When I saw it, I knew I had to have it.  I knew we were meant to be!  And so, here is our honest teacher opinion; our Elmer's Crayon Sharpener review. (Legal stuff, this article is not sponsored by Elmer's in any way but it does contain affiliate links to Amazon!...

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Professional Development Books for Kindergarten

Professional Development Books for Kindergarten

Are you looking for some Professional Development Books for Kindergarten or early childhood teachers?  We've gathered a list of the most popular PD books out there right now. These books are great to read during summer, back to school, or really any time of year (a...

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Quick Tax Tip for Teachers

Quick Tax Tip for Teachers

One of the times that I used to dread as a teacher was tax time. I know teaching kindergarten we don't actually teach about that. But as an adult we have to file our taxes by April 15th just like everyone else. The IRS allows teacher tax deduction called the Educator...

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Free Kindergarten Homework

Free Kindergarten Homework

As teachers we want homework to be meaningful.  We want homework to enrich what you do in the classroom.  And let's be truthful, we want homework to not be a burden to the teacher.  And so here is two weeks of Free Kindergarten Homework that I am sure will take all...

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Working Through Teacher Anxiety

Working Through Teacher Anxiety

Are you a teacher?  Do you have anxiety? (Those answers are both yes for me).  Whether you deal with anxiety on a day to day basis or are just anxious about the many stressors that comes with teaching, here are some ways for Working Through Teacher Anxiety. Allow...

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New Years Resolutions for Teachers

New Years Resolutions for Teachers

It's that time of year again.  A time, of course, for teachers to relax and recharge but as teachers we also reflect.  And so here are some New Years Resolutions for Teachers, but really for early childhood teachers. Do more art projects.  It's so easy to get wrapped...

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