Spring crafts in my kindergarten classroom are just so much fun. At this time in the year, my students are easily able to independently color, cut, assemble, and glue all on their own. And they are prouder than ever to display their hard work in the classroom! I've really been working on timely, seasonal bulletin boards this year and crafts have made it all possible. My students can't get enough of seeing their work on our walls, then taking it home at the end of the month to make room for ... Read More about Favorite Spring Crafts + F R E E Download!
St. Patrick’s Day is one of those silly little holidays doesn't mean much of anything, but is so fun to celebrate in the classroom. Over the years, my favorite crafts have been my leprechaun hats and my I’m Lucky Pots of Gold. The pots of gold always turn out so cute, and are an amazing family gift after hanging on a bulletin board. Students most often writing about how lucky they are for their family. The best. But last year, I went down a rabbit hole of leprechaun ... Read More about St. Patrick’s Day Activities + F R E E Leprechaun Reader
My students can't get enough of our kindergarten math and literacy centers. They love to use them in pairs, and I love how they work together while learning new skills. We don't currently have a designated center rotation in our schedule, so our centers are used throughout the day. They are my students' favorite early finisher activity, and often rush right to our shelf to grab their favorite when they can. Some of my students' all-time favorite centers are ones they use with dry ... Read More about Literacy Centers in the Kindergarten Classroom
December is a magical month to be a kindergarten teacher. And instead of Santa-centered projects, I love to focus the month on acts off kindness and generosity. Although some of these books feature Santa, they all go perfectly with these themes.My interactive read alouds help teachers provide purposeful and meaningful read alouds in the primary classroom. Students will get a deeper understanding of the texts read aloud, and build connections with each other and the ... Read More about December Read Alouds for Kindergarten
My students have been L O V I N G crafts (seemingly more than usual) this year. And I love a craft that has an academic goal, in addition to fine motor practice. So I've been trying to incorporate at least two per week that correspond with our various learning goals.Some of our favorites have been our shape crafts: Reindeer 2D Shape CraftsBat 2D Shape CraftsApple 2D Shape Crafts And to share the 2D shape craft love, I'm sharing a Snowman 2D Shape Craft download ... Read More about Snowman Shape Craft F R E E Download
November is such a fun month to be in a kindergarten classroom. There aren't many days in the month with Thanksgiving break, Veteran's Day, and our parent-teacher conference schedules. But it makes the days we are together that much more meaningful. My favorite books to read in November center around these themes:- being grateful and thankful for the people and things we have in our lives- helping others and giving back go our community- the changing ... Read More about Kindergarten Read Alouds in November