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Alex John (Kindergarten Connection)
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Identifying letters and sounds is hard work – but so fun and rewarding! While we are learning the sounds that letters make, we always need some fun practice! This alphabet magnets beginning sound match uses tools found in most homes or classrooms, and is…
Work on letters and sounds with this super fun alphabet magnets beginning sound match! Great for preschool and kindergarten students to pick a letter, say its sound and find the match!
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If you have been here awhile, you know I am a huge proponent of play in the classroom. I am truly blessed to teach in a school where my kindergarteners play every day in the classroom and it is encouraged and supported. However, I know that isn’t the case…
Play is so important, and these 10 ways to incorporate play in the classroom are great for any teacher to try!
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Now days we seem to tell time by our cell phones or digital clocks most often, but it’s still super important that kids know how to read analog clocks too! These time to the hour puzzles are perfect for introducing analog clocks to kids in a fun, hands on…
Work on telling time with these fun and free time to the hour puzzles!
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February is here and, as always, big learning is happening every day in the classroom! After working hard on our January math and literacy clip cards, we are ready to break out the February set! This clip card set includes 208 cards to get your students…
These clothespin clip cards are the perfect hands on way to work on math and literacy skills in February while building up fine motor skills as well!
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One of my favorite sayings is an old one – “in learning you will teach, in teaching you will learn.” I think we teachers realize that while we are making a difference in our students lives, they are also making a huge difference in ours! I can definitely…
A great look into lessons that kindergarten students have taught their teacher and how we can learn important lessons from even the youngest students.
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As we progress through the year, we are getting stronger with our number sense and really working on building our addition and subtraction skills. One way we work on these is through fun games in math workshop. My kids especially love fun, seasonal games,…
Build fluency with addition facts with this fun and free valentine addition game!
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I am always looking for ways to make learning fun, and I have tons of kids this year who love blocks, so I knew that incorporating them into our learning would be a hit! A perfect partner to Lego tower subtraction race, this building block addition tower…
Work on addition in a fun, hands on way with this building block addition tower game!
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Sight Words make up a huge amount of the words we read every day. I know that for my kids to become successful readers, they are going to need to build up their sight word fluency! With these sight word sentences kids not only read sight words, but write…
Build reading and writing fluency with these cut, paste, and write sight word sentences. 200 sentences to last the school year!
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Working on building addition fluency is a big job! We are working hard on knowing sums of 10, as that will aid us in solving larger problems later. My kids love fun, themed games, so I knew this basketball make 10 game would be a hit, especially as we…
Work on sums of 10 with a fun, basketball theme! This free basketball make 10 game is great for math centers and includes a recording sheet as well!
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Getting my kids writing is always a goal, but getting them excited to write is really what it’s all about! I especially love when I can use common classroom materials to enhance engagement, like with this simple and fun foam sticker writing activity. Foam…
Get kids excited and engaged with writing with this simple and fun foam sticker writing activity!
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Learning to read is a big job, and one way kids become strong readers is by exposure and practice. I love giving my kids books that empower them to feel like readers, as well as books that they can take home to read to their family. This valentine…
This valentine emergent reader is perfect for February! Build fluency and confidence while working on number and color words too!
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If you want to encourage early literacy, having an inviting, well stocked classroom library is essential. Carving out a corner of your room devoted to relaxing into a good read can prime early learners to become lifelong bookworms. It can, though, be both…
Wishing you had more books in your classroom library? Need to get them on a budget? This list of resources will help you!
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