Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Heidi Butkus
1,348 followers -
Kindergarten Teacher and Creator of HeidiSongs.com
Kindergarten Teacher and Creator of HeidiSongs.com

1,348 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Six Ways to Get the Very Best from Your Kids on TESTS
Have you ever given your kids a test on something you are SURE that they know, only to watch them answer most of the questions completely WRONG?  Fewer things are more frustrating for a hard working teacher or parent.  Of course, everyone wants the children...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Mini Bubble Bottle Beginning Sounds Center
Here's an idea for a literacy center that is easy and inexpensive to put together, and fun for kids, too!  I decided to call it the "Mini Bubble Bottle Beginning Sounds Center," but you could really adapt this idea to be used for middle or ending sounds as ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Fun and Easy Reading Comprehension Games
Today I am going to share with you some fun and easy reading (and listening!) comprehension games!  These are just a few ideas that I have used in the past to help children focus on the meaning of the text and help them identify the parts of the story.  I h...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Our Number Jumble DVD Just Got BETTER!
This week I’d like to highlight one of our new DVDs!! Our animated Number Jumble 0-10 DVD has been around for a while now, but we decided to add numbers 11-30 to it! Instead of creating a whole separate DVD for just 20 songs, we decided to tack on the 20 ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Fairy Tale CASTLE Craftivity! (Freebie!)
Are you reading fairy tales??? Last week, I shared with you how to make CUTE fire-breathing dragon heads ! Today, I'll be sharing a simple castle project as a fun addition to the theme! PLUS, a link to a knight, princess, beanstalk, dragon head, castle, and...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Shape Aliens in UFO's, and Other Fun Ways to Learn Shapes! (Freebies!)
In this post, I am going to tell you all about my newest activity called "Shape Aliens," (with a free download, too!) and give you some other ideas for helping kids practice shapes as well!  Learning shapes is one of the most basic, yet critical skills for ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
A Color Word Letter Sort - FREEBIE!
A few years ago, I developed this activity when I was trying to have the children look for certain letters of the alphabet in environmental print, such as magazines and newspapers.  The problem that we were having was that the children who came to the cente...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
FREE Growth Mindset Posters for Young Children
I recently heard of the term,  "Growth Mindset" and I'm excited to teach this wonderful positive way of thinking to my students next year.  To help teach it, I decided to make some posters and share them with you ! Of course, I found several paid items on T...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
How to Teach Kids the Alphabet Through Movement
Did you know that one of the very best ways to teach kids the alphabet is by letting them get up and MOVE?  It's true!  After teaching Kindergarten for 20 years, I can tell you that many more children learn better by getting up and moving than by attempting...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
The Letter Reversal Mystery and Solutions
Today we have a wonderful guest blog post that sheds some light on the mystery of letter reversals (backwards letters) and offers some great solutions!  This post was written by my friend and fellow educator Cindy Pahr. Cindy Pahr, Founder of EduCLIME, LLC ...
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded