Meet the Teacher Night!
This past Tuesday was my 'Meet the Teacher' night... I can stand in front of a room and kinders and 'put on my show' day in and day out, but when it comes to a room of adults, my nerves take over! So I try to prep everything ahead of time so I am super prepared! This year, instead of my traditional packet, I went for a 'flip book' style handout. It did not take long to prep and was very easy for parents to follow along during my presentation! I minimized handouts I always give out to put on…
Paper Chalk Art Peacock - A Super Simple & Unique Kid Craft Idea
We are talking a material that is typically found outside this time of year but using it on paper instead with our Chalk Art Peacock craft!
First Week of Kindergarten Activities, Books, and Ideas
This blog post is full of ideas for the First Week of Kindergarten. Includes book suggestions, activities, and links to accompanying ideas.
First Day of School Coloring Page
FREE editable coloring page for the first day of school! Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten, TK and First Grade included!
11 Fun and Simple Hallway Transitions for Kindergarten
Fun and simple ideas for classroom management are often found from the best resource available to teachers: other teachers! I've asked my Facebook readers to share their hallway transitions to help make your classroom management even easier. Here are their top hallway transition procedures and classroom management ideas. You're gonna love these ideas. I'm sure these have been passed on from teacher-to-teacher and from friend-to-friend, but you might find something new to try! Hallway…
Classroom reward system- If the class shows great behavior, they will get to color in a letter tile of their choice. When every tile is colored in, the students will win that specific award. I just googled "Scrabble Font" and downloaded it for free. :)
P.I.N. Treat Bags - A Teeny Tiny Teacher
I went to school yesterday. It was okay. Except that I woke up earlier than I have all summer. It was practically dark. But I knew I would spend the first hour catching up with the other crazies early birds. And that’s exactly what happened. I love my peeps. I put up new butcher paper …
Classroom Reveal and a FREEBIE - Pocket of Preschool
Book retelling pocket chart: students can retell the book using story/character cards to build reading comprehension.
5 Activities You Shouldn't Skip the First Week of Kindergarten
5 Activities You Shouldn't Skip the First Week of Kindergarten - learning how to cut in kindergarten
Must Make Kindergarten Anchor Charts
60+ Must Make Kindergarten Anchor Charts for the classroom. Covers classroom management, literacy and math. Multiple ideas!
First Week Craziness
My classroom is pretty much ready, but I keep forgetting to take pictures of the full room! I promise to be back later this week to share those! However, I do want to share some things I've been up to this past week! Our school is doing a camping theme this year and so I made little build your own s'more treats! You can download your copy by clicking the image below! I also did a teacher wishlist with magnets on the white board. I was so excited that almost all of them were taken! I do this…
FREE First Day Portraits (& Last Day, Too!)
Looking for the perfect first day of school activity? Allow your students to draw a self-portrait on these special pages. Then repeat the drawing at the end of the year to see how your students have grown! Each page also has a designated space to show off name-writing. This is the perfect addition t...