The letters that are most important to young learners, and a fun activity to do them #letters #teaching #alphabet #kindergarten #earlylearning
6 ways to save time and money during a Teachers Pay Teachers Sale
If you are a teacher, like I am, you may schedule your resource shopping around Teachers Pay Teachers TpT Site Wide sales. Here are a few things (at least six) I have learned about being strategic during a sale!
Management tips for teaching virtual kindergarten!
Teaching a virtual kindergarten class? Here are some management tips that worked for us, and a Google Meet freebie! 1. Our initial communication with parents When we first received our class list (one day before we started teaching virtual kindergarten!), we sent an email introducing ourselves, including a real photo and the Bitmoji we would Read More…
Children’s stories about the most memorable and lasting Christmas gifts
I love when picture books expand a child’s understanding of a concept. The following stories show readers that many memorable and lasting gifts can not be placed beneath the Christmas tree. Here is how:
My favorite Nativity Stories
Nativity Stories are a wonderful way to help children learn the biblical origin of Christmas. Here are some great stories about the birth of Baby Jesus – and a read-aloud for kids to enjoy (and buy busy parents and teachers a few moments of pre-Christmas preparation!)
Social emotional lessons in my go-to book for teaching Concepts of Print.
It was just recently that I discovered the social emotional lessons in my go to book for teaching Concepts of Print. A few years ago, I was thrilled to discover that The Monster at the End of This Book had been brought to life, still as a storybook, through animation. Here is just a taste Read More…
Children’s books for explaining emotions (and link to freebie)!
Children’s books for explaining emotions! Talking about feelings is more comfortable when stories start the conversation. These children’s books explain emotions gently and provide a natural transition into discussions about self-acceptance, empathy, kindness, love and friendship. I hope you enjoy them as much as we have. Lots of Feelings is a great book to introduce Read More…
Managing Back to School Anxiety – Teacher tips
Back to School Anxiety is very real for our students and for us! Here are some teacher tips for managing both! This post is an update from the vault after four more years of experience and in the context of our new reality. Anxiety symptoms: Symptoms of anxiety are a common complaint by many anticipating Read More…
Kindergarten and COVID – Why smaller kindergarten classes are a must
COVID has heightened the kindergarten class size conversation. I have always been in agreement that smaller kindergarten class sizes are important. Right now, they are a must. Defining smaller and larger classes I consider a small kindergarten class one that consists of fifteen or fewer students and a classroom teacher. I had a small class Read More…
Fun ways to use boxes in the classroom (and freebies!)
There are so many fun ways to use boxes in the classroom that I have become somewhat of a ‘high quality’ box junkie. Here’s how we’ve been using them, the ones worth asking for, a free download and links to more!
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