Teacher Appreciation Giveaway

Teacher Appreciation Giveaway

Today some amazing friends and I are celebrating TEACHER APPRECIATION with this amazing giveaway! We want to give one lucky person a new mini eraser storage container, 10 sets of mini erasers (including donuts, mermaids, and pineapples), and $250 in Teachers Pay...

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6 Tips for Pumping Breast Milk at School

By Lindsay Whitman Drewes, Mom of 2 and Former Teacher At 8 weeks old, I left my first son to return to school. Luckily there was only one week until summer break began. Then at 18 weeks old, I left my son again to start a new school year. I planned on breastfeeding...

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Huge Kindergarten Giveaway

Huge Kindergarten Giveaway

  Today some amazing friends and I are celebrating KINDERGARTEN with this amazing giveaway! We want to give one lucky person a new mini eraser storage container, 10 sets of mini erasers (including donuts, mermaids, and pineapples), and $350 in Teachers Pay...

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Dress Up for the 100th Day

Dress Up for the 100th Day

This is one of those articles that is inspired by the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook Group.  There are a few days a year that TONS of teachers in the group share their photos and the 100th Day of School is definitely a fun one.  Especially when you dress up for the...

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Inauguration Activity

Inauguration Activity

Do y ou want to do an Inauguration Activity but are not sure what to do?  Do you want to acknowledge the day but not open up a can of worms with your students about politics?  Simply Kinder has you covered with this free Inauguration Day book. It is an easy to...

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Marble Maze: Kindergarten STEAM Activity

Do you ever feel intimidated by the physical science standards? You’re not alone.  Give most of us plants or animals and we’ll teach our hearts out. Force and motion?  Not always the case. That’s why I love simple forces and interactions lessons that meet the...

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Sight Word Train Center

Sight Word Train Center

Unfortunately, for many the days of traditional play in kindergarten are long gone. But as kindergarten teachers, we know how important play is and so we find ways to incorporate reading, writing, and math into those play-based centers. And so here is an idea for your...

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Merry And Oh So Bright Note Freebie

Merry And Oh So Bright Note Freebie

Our Thankful for My Students Freebie was so popular, we had to make a holiday version.  And so we came up with this Merry and Oh So Bright Note for you. Students and parents will treasure this little note you can give them.  It really gives you a chance to recognize...

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Initial Sounds Hot Cocoa Puzzles

Initial Sounds Hot Cocoa Puzzles

One of my favorite things about the winter is hot cocoa. It is seriously the best and always enjoyed. I thought I would tap into my love for this wintertime treat and make these Initial Sounds Hot Cocoa Puzzles for you and your students to enjoy. I have no doubt that...

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Christmas Around the World Books

Christmas Around the World Books

  It’s the hap-happiest time of the year. What books will you be reading aloud to celebrate the winter holidays? The holiday season has a way of bringing out the best in everyone, and it presents a unique opportunity to promote appreciation for people of all...

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Turkey Counting Printables

Turkey Counting Printables

Whether you are planning a Thanksgiving learning unit or just have students that are crazy about turkeys (who could blame them, turkeys are awesome) these turkey counting printables are perfect for this time of the year. These simple counting printables are fun for...

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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.  And so, here is our Do NOT Buy These...

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End of the Year Songs

End of the Year Songs

As the end of the year approaches, you may be looking for some end of the year songs to sing at a performance or for classroom celebrations.  So we searched You Tube and found you these amazing performances and came up with these great End of the Year Songs great for...

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Kindergarten Activities for December

Kindergarten Activities for December

December is always a a fun time to teach kindergarten!  So here are some Kindergarten Activities for December the teachers in the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook Group shared this month! Ms. Metz-Clark from Phoenix, Arizona shared this fun bulletin board.  Students cut...

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Inside Out Writing Activity

Inside Out Writing Activity

I knew when I saw the Disney movie Inside Out that it would have so many classroom applications!  Helping your students with emotional well-being is so important and not in the curriculum or the Common Core!  So I was so excited when I saw this movie because I knew...

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Books About Apples

Books About Apples

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and the apples are growing! What better way to celebrate this glorious season than by reading books on apples? There are numerous books available, but be sure to take advantage of these kindergarten favorites.  Here are some...

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The Truth About Teaching Kindergarten

The Truth About Teaching Kindergarten

10 Truths About Teaching Kindergarten! 1.  You have to really want to be a kindergarten teacher.  And for that reason alone... those who teach kindergarten usually love it!  Call us crazy - but we have a passion learning basic skills and wiping boogers!  We choose...

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EdExpo Top Picks 2015

EdExpo Top Picks 2015

EdExpo 2015 was a AMAZING expo to preview current and new products in the teaching field!!!  This expo was put on by EdMarket and filled with teaching companies (corporate and family owned) who make innovative products for our students!  I was so excited to be invited...

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St. Patrick’s Day Class Pen Pal Project

St. Patrick’s Day Class Pen Pal Project

Our St. Patrick's Day Class Pen Pal Project is all planned out!!!  Are you going to going?   What's a Class Pen Pal Project you ask?  Your class does a project and mails it to another class in the US! So simple!  This particular Class Pen Pal Project is creating...

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EdExpo 2015

I am super excited about attending EDExpo 2015 this year! In just a few more days superintendents, curriculum coordinators, and retailers of educational brick & mortars and online stores will converge on Atlanta, Georgia for the premier showcase of educational...

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Trick & Treat Blog Hop – No Candy At School

Trick & Treat Blog Hop – No Candy At School

It's time for some teacher Teaching Trick & Treating and I have a special treat for you so your students don't bring Halloween candy to school! That's right - I have teamed up with my Freebielicious friends again to share some teaching tricks and special free...

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Buy One Get One Free Event in June

Whew... where do I start?  My school year is over and I have a TON of things to share with you that I cannot even begin to explain!  Overwhelms me just thinking about it. So for now I just want to stop by really quick and share my Buy One Get One Free event for the...

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