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Crystal McGinnis
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Kindergarten Teacher West Plains Missouri
Kindergarten Teacher West Plains Missouri

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Crockpot Applesauce In The Classroom (Perfect for Johnny Appleseed Day)
Each year I get to share my birthday with Johnny Appleseed. Johnny Appleseed Day is September 26th. My kindergarten class completes a large amount of apple activities in the classroom on September 26th, and by the end of the day I am literally too exhausted...

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First Day of Kindergarten
 The first day of school is almost here, and it is very important to have everything ready to go (ESPECIALLY IN KINDERGARTEN) so that your day goes smoothly. For some reason, I always seem to over plan my first day and NEVER get to everything that I had an...

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Spring Animals (Frogs, Chickens, and Rabbits)
  Spring is here! My kindergarten class has been learning about Spring animals. So far we have studied rabbits, chickens, ducks, and frogs. If you are looking for some Spring animal activity ideas for your classroom, check these out! Most of the time I try ...

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Ocean Animal Fun!
We spent a few weeks learning about ocean animals. I focused on one animal every two days. I love to incorporate science into my reading and writing lessons. Here are some of the activities that my kindergarten student completed.        Before we began ea...

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10 Creative Valentine Card Box Ideas
Each year, I ask my kindergarten students to decorate a box to use on Valentine's Day for all of those fun Valentine cards. I am always amazed at the creative boxes that the kiddos bring in. Here are a few of my favorites from last year (from my class and a...

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Winter Shared Reading in Kindergarten
Welcome to my blog, Mrs. McGinnis' Little Zizzers. My name is Crystal McGinnis and I am a kindergarten teacher in a small Missouri school district. Winter is well underway, and although it has not felt like winter yet (temps in the 60's), I would like to sh...

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December Emergent Readers
I just finished my latest set of emergent readers to use during guided reading. After the students are introduced to the book, we place these in our book boxes and use them during our "reading to self" time. This set includes 6 holiday and Christmas themed ...

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Thanksgiving Week Crafts for Kindergarten
I can't believe that it is already Thanksgiving week. Here is a peak at a few crafts that my kinder kids did this week as we were learning about Native Americans and Thanksgiving. I hope that you can use some of these ideas in your own classroom!   TEEPEES...

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