Teaching Kindergarten

Collection by Emily Smith • Last updated 7 hours ago

Emily Smith

yearly organization at a glance :: the file crate system

When I first mentioned the file crate system, many of you wrote in excited to hear more – well, today is the day! I’ve used this system for about 2.5 years, though it’s not my original idea! I simply adopted Dawn from by Sun and Candlelight’s system. Dawn is such an inspiration in the area of organization. …

Bright Ideas !

Oh my goodness. How great is this blog hop?!? One great idea after the next! But you are also reading 146 posts. So I am going to keep it short and show lots of pictures in my Bright Ideas {organizational secrets} post. Some of my secrets have to do with file organization. One is just managing piles, and some of it is, in part, to “gluing” things down! You read that right "gluing" things down! I love to use plastic sheet protectors. Nothing falls out and they hold a ton. If you have too much…

10 Things to do with a Big Book

I love Big Books. I know what you are thinking, 'you love everything Mel'. But I am quite seriously serious when I tell you I love Big Books. If you are not sure what I am referring to - I will explain it. They are books. And they are big. Yep, that is it. See, now you know why I like them. There is beauty in simplicity. I like them because they are wonderful for helping students learn the strategies for reading. I like to use them for both 'shared' and 'modelled' reading experiences. When I…

Weekly Centers March 18

Hi! I had mentioned committing to posting my centers each week but I have been on the struggle bus with my blog lately! Some of these cen...

Color Code and Organize Your Google Drive

It seems like I rely more and more on my Google Drive each year of my teaching. I upload my favorite resources to folders, create docs for my students to use in Google Classroom, store maps for Social Studies, upload photos of our Science experiments...there is just so much you can do with the drive. And I really love how easy it is to organize your files. But, truth be told, I was never a big fan of the layout and colors. A sea of gray folders is never really helpful when you are a busy…

Big Book Response Sheet

Big Book Response Sheet - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free.

Anchor Charts- Magnetic Towel Bar Holder!

An educational blog hosted by a collaborative group of teacher-authors hoping to share creative and colorful ideas and activities from our classrooms!

Literacy Centers Part Three Big Book Station and ABC center FREEBIES

Literacy Centers Part Three Big Book Station and ABC center FREEBIES. Kids love Shared Reading time. There's just something about being actively involved...

Literacy Centers "I Can" Cards

Free, fun and useful Kindergarten - 1st Grade, Common Core aligned lesson plans, math games, calendars, behavior charts, materials and more!

24 Amazing File Cabinet Ideas For Your Classroom

Feeling the itch to get crafty? Take an old filing cabinet from your classroom and spruce it up with some of these awesome ideas.

Magnetic Letter CVC Words Activity for Beginning Readers

This Magnetic Letter CVC Words Activity is a fun, interactive resource for beginning readers to practice sounding out and decoding words.

Turn Your Printables into File Folder Games!

I am SUPER excited about our new file folder games! If I was still teaching in the classroom, I would make a TON of file folder games! They are perfect

Organize Files: Digital Organization for Beginners - Organized Mind + Life

Are you THAT guy? The one with the terrifying desktop, covered in dozesn of thumbnails? Learn how to easily declutter your computer and organize files

Big Book Recording Sheet

An easy way to keep your kiddos busy at your big book station. Students will identify the title as well as search for phonetically based words and sight words.