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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When Your Principal is the Bully

When I wanted to become a teacher it was because I had a passion for teaching and learning.  I had a fairly positive experience in school and I just felt a calling to teach kids.   But college did not prepare us for the politics in schools.  It did not prepare us for...

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How Teachers are Like Pineapples

How Teachers are Like Pineapples

My latest obsession is pineapples.  And it got me thinking, how are teachers like pineapples?  How can I teach like a pineapple.   I did a little thinking and thought to myself teachers are like pineapples. Every day teachers stand tall, we wear a crown on our head,...

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Kindergarten Memes

Kindergarten Memes

Kindergarten is a grade level unlike any other (and yes preschool too!)  Kindergarten memes help us to laugh at the things we encounter and remember how much we truly love our jobs.  And so here is a collection of my favorite kindergarten memes. Kindergarten Teacher:...

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How to “DEAL” with Student Allergies

How to “DEAL” with Student Allergies

You just found out you are getting a child with a severe food allergy.  Now what? How do you "DEAL" with Student Allergies?  We all know that there are some pretty severe reactions that can happen to these kiddos, but did you also know food allergies can effect a...

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Do NOT Buy These Back to School Supplies (For Real)

Do NOT Buy These Back to School Supplies (For Real)

Consider this article a public service announcement on behalf of early childhood teachers everywhere.  With the back to school season upon us, we want everyone to get the best value and the best quality for their money. We will, of course, take whatever donations we...

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How to Make and Sell Teacher Printables Online

How to Make and Sell Teacher Printables Online

So you want to How to Make and Sell Teacher Printables Online?  The question of how to do this and where to start comes up sometimes in the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook Group and so I thought it would be fitting to help you all get started. Open up a Teachers Pay...

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The Best Facebook Groups for Teachers

The Best Facebook Groups for Teachers

  Facebook Groups have become a great place to collaborate and share ideas and so I thought it would be fun to make a list of The Best Facebook Groups for Teachers. Number one,  of course, the Simply Kinder Teacher Group.  This group is AMAZING and if you are a...

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So You Want to Start a Teacher Blog

So You Want to Start a Teacher Blog

So you want to start a teacher blog?  I know this feeling because I had it about 4-5 years ago when I started Simply Kinder.  I wanted a place to share my ideas and a place of my own to connect with teachers.  It's a very powerful thing and you can have one too.  And...

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11 Teacher Shirts Every Kindergarten Teacher Wants

11 Teacher Shirts Every Kindergarten Teacher Wants

I am a proud kindergarten teach and I love to wear it.  I could spend hours and tons of money on some of the cute things out there for teachers.  And so to make it easier, I made a list of 11 Teacher Shirts Every Kindergarten Teacher Wants (at least this kindergarten...

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Tips For Teachers To Financially Survive the Summer

Tips For Teachers To Financially Survive the Summer

One of the sad realities of being a teacher is trying to survive the summer months on a budget. So here are some ideas to help you make it through the summer with as little financial stress as possible. Tips For Teachers To Financially Survive the Summer Prepay your...

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Get Your Principal To Send You To A Conference

Get Your Principal To Send You To A Conference

With the summer just around the corner, it is time for teachers to start thinking about some of those big summer conferences!  But let's be honest, many schools have cut down our funding for professional development. How To Get Your Principal To Send You To A...

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Literacy Spirit Day Ideas

Literacy Spirit Day Ideas

It seems like most school usually plan at least one or two spirit weeks per year but coming up with spirit day ideas can be daunting.  So here is a list of literacy spirit day ideas to help you think outside the box!  Some of these day are just fun and others are...

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Look Past the Teacher Shaming

Look Past the Teacher Shaming

I want to talk about something that has been weighing on my heart over the last week that has been trending on social media. You may have seen an article by the New York Times with a secret video being taken of a teacher who is shaming a student during a whole group...

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The Best Teacher Printer

The Best Teacher Printer

What is the best teacher printer you ask?  Printers are great but what's even better is a printing service! This and many articles on Simply Kinder contain Amazon affiliate links.  These links make shopping easier for you, don’t cost you to use them, and help us to...

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Teaching: New Year, New You

Teaching: New Year, New You

No one ever said that you have to keep your classroom exactly the same way all year and mid-year is a great time of year to implement some of those changes that could really impact the climate and culture of your class!  It's a new year so be a new you with your...

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99 Things Teachers Really Want for Christmas

99 Things Teachers Really Want for Christmas

99 things a teacher really wants for Christmas. Numbered but in no particular order of importance. to not get sick to not be thrown up on to have enough trash cans for all the students throwing up to get my trash can back from the nurse for students to be sent home...

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Why I Don’t Buy My Students Gifts

Why I Don’t Buy My Students Gifts

OK don't hate me, but I don't usually buy my students Christmas or holiday gifts.  I see all these teachers talking about what they are going to buy their students for Christmas and I wonder how they would react if they knew that I did not buy gifts for my students as...

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Black Friday Deals for Teachers

Black Friday Deals for Teachers

Black Friday is a great time to shop for the upcoming holidays but it's also a great time to stock up for your classroom!  (We teachers never stop thinking about school right?!)  And so here is your list of Black Friday Deals for Teachers. We scoured the ads and...

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Teachers Who Bully Other Teachers

Teachers Who Bully Other Teachers

Dear Teacher Bully, This letter has been a long time coming and I have ignored this situation long enough.  I am tired of teachers who bully other teachers.  I have been a victim and seen too many friends go through it to just sit back anymore!   In the past, your...

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Simply Kinder Collaborative Teacher Boards

Simply Kinder Collaborative Teacher Boards

I am very excited to announce a BIG addition to the Simply Kinder community!  Yes, Simply Kinder teachers will now have access to a set of Pinterest boards to pin AMAZING early childhood content! So why is this happening?  Well for a few reasons.  First, it has been...

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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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