Father's Day is such an important holiday that unfortunately does not always get celebrated in the classroom (my school year ends at the end of May). Every year, I try to be organized enough to get crafts done and read some wonderful books featuring dad and grandpa relationships, but it doesn't always happen. I'm trying to get better about organizing my books by theme, so are ten of my favorite books all about special dads and grandpas:Jabari Jumps by Gaia CornwallLubna ... Read More about Father’s Day Picture Books + FREE Craft!
Kindergarten Summer Activites + FREE Summer Journal!
After a full year of hard work and getting my students ready for first grade, it can be difficult to say goodbye for the summer without worrying about the dreaded "summer slide". Typically, the summer slide refers to the loss of reading and math skills in young students.So every year, I send my students off with my Kindergarten Summer Handbook and my Summer Writing Journal. I love my Kindergarten Summer Handbook because it's for both my students and their parents; it ... Read More about Kindergarten Summer Activites + FREE Summer Journal!
Mother’s Day Crafts + FREE Download!
Kindergarten students always love making crafts for their loved ones. There's something so special about working hard on a special gift to take home. And because not all of our kindergarten friends have moms or grandmas, both of these crafts can be used for ALL loved ones!My "You're a gem" Mother's Day Craft is so universal it can be used for a large variety of purposes: Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparent's Day, Teacher Appreciation Day, birthdays, or a fun ... Read More about Mother’s Day Crafts + FREE Download!
Literacy Centers in the Classroom + FREE Download!
Now that half of my kindergarten students are back in the classroom, I have rediscovered my love for hands-on literacy centers. Even though I LOVE Boom Cards™ and Google Slides™, there just isn't anything like the experience of a literacy center in kindergarten. We have about 15-20 minutes every morning for drop-off. This is a huge chunk of time that I needed my students to work independently. So as my students come in, they choose a literacy center and get ... Read More about Literacy Centers in the Classroom + FREE Download!
Unicorn Day Activities + FREE Download
April 9th is National Unicorn Day. Who knew?! But random days like this are just so fun in kindergarten, so I'm here for it. Just like most activities and special days, I love to begin with picture books. There are so many fun unicorn books to read to celebrate the occasion. My absolute favorite is Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima, which is a book about being yourself, no matter how you look on the outside. I love this one so much that it was one of ... Read More about Unicorn Day Activities + FREE Download
Love Tails Interactive Read Aloud FREE Download
Interactive read alouds are my all-time favorite lessons in kindergarten. They are the purposeful read aloud of a story to focus on specific content, central theme(s), and vocabulary. They are an essential component to balanced literacy that provide many opportunities for all students to engage with rich texts. When I first read Love Tails by Rob Sayegh Jr., I just knew I had to create an interactive read aloud for it. The text is simple, but the theme and ... Read More about Love Tails Interactive Read Aloud FREE Download
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