Valentine’s day is always such a fun day for kids! Yes, it's become very commercial, but it's a holiday about love and celebrating loving one another- so sign me upppp! Both as a teacher and a mom I am always on the lookout for cute and fun valentines day activities for kids. As a teacher, I’m looking for activities that are engaging but still sneak in some literacy skills. As a mom, I’m just ... Read More about Valentines Day Activities for kids
Being a Kindergarten teacher, the importance of routines is even greater in Winter. In order to go outside, it takes a good half an hour to get everyone dressed and ready to go! That includes, lots of “Help me! Help me!” and “I have to pee!” (of course, right after they’re all dressed). The truth is, like everything else, it takes practice for our little kinders to learn how to get ready in the ... Read More about Winter Clothing Worksheets
February is the month of love. Valentine’s day is perfect for coming up with great creative writing topics for my students! I've taken a slightly different angle, as I’ve created a Valentines day activity that can be used all year long for journal writing prompts. This activity is centered around being kind and finding the good in people. It’s more than just a February writing prompt, it is a ... Read More about Valentines Day Writing Prompts
I love Valentine’s Day, or more like Valentine’s month, because it is centered around love! So of course, I love going crazy with tons of Valentine’s day activities for my kindergarten students. The best kindergarten activities are ones that focus on being kind to each other and, of course, use Valentines day to promote letter recognition, like with themed alphabet games for kindergarten. Students ... Read More about Kindergarten Valentines Day
I was desperately looking for a new snowman book for preschoolers when I came across this book “The Most Perfect Snowman”. Our classroom has been in full-tilt winter mode for the past month and I am on a constant lookout for any and all winter crafts and now snowman crafts. Having a great subject, like the snowman book, is so useful for our January crafts. Of course, the Free Snowflake matching ... Read More about Snowman Winter Book For Preschoolers (+First Grade)
Growing up and now as a teacher, one of the most famous education quotes is- “Practice makes perfect!”. It’s used as school slogans, mottos about education, short thoughts on education and so on. I have to be honest, the more I hear it, the more it makes me cringe. For my students and my own kids, we want them to try their best, to try to achieve their goals (and ours sometimes), and we want ... Read More about Practice Makes Perfect?