Kindergarten Reading Standards: Literature and Informational Texts is finally finished! I have been working on this pack for years! You can find the new pack on TpT! I created this pack with teachers in mind. The graphic organizers include all kindergarten standards in the literature and informational text strands. The graphic organizers can be used in whole groups, small groups, or even independently (once taught).
I love St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe it’s because of my love for all things Irish or maybe it’s the green beer? Either way, I always enjoy celebrating in my classroom with someone my favorite books and folklore. I have a leprechaun craft that I used in first and third grade, but I wanted to create something simple. Something like this is perfect for kindergarten and
Valentine’s Day Simple Craft for the book I Love You and Cheese Pizza by Brenda Li. It is the sweetest book, perfect for Valentine’s Day. The pig in jeans, Brian, reminds me of my son Jack. If I asked him who he loved, he probably would say “cheese pizza,” too! Valentine’s Day Pig and Pizza Simple Craft and Writing Pack is on TpT. This Valentine’s
Christmas Directed Drawings are an easy way to add art and fun into these crazy days before the holiday break! Students need as much help as possible to practice following directions and paying attention. These easy and fun directed drawings for Christmas include in the monthly pack: a reindeer, Santa, an ornament, an elf, and a moose. (I included the moose to go along with
All of Mo Willems’ Pigeon books could be considered my favorite! Of course, if I HAD to choose, The Pigeon Has to Go To School might win. I have a pack for that book HERE. My pigeon directed drawing is FREE and includes kid-friendly directions and a video tutorial as always =) You can find it on Teachers Pay Teachers HERE. Which pigeon book is
The Three Little Pigs is a favorite fairytale with kids and teachers! I created this book companion to make your job easier. The pack has a lot of ideas and projects for writing, retell, engineering, art, and science. This pack is perfect for the traditional tale and also MANY alternative versions. Find it HERE ! This pack has tons of writing options, retell activities, crafts,
Finally there are Directed Drawings for Distance Learning! These make it easy for you since all you have to do is add the link to your Schoology course. You can also add a slide to your Google Classroom assignment. You are provided a video for each one where I am teaching the lesson as I would to my own class. Most are 1 -3 minutes.
Kindergarten Graduation Kindergarten Graduation, two words that either makes your heart burst with joy or fills you with dread. I have fluctuated between to the two feelings over the years. Mainly it is one of those things I am nervous about and dread until it’s over and then I am so happy I did it. I used to be the new, young teacher. Back in
March is Women’s History Month and what better way to celebrate and study women than to add directed drawings to your study? As you know, I love directed drawings. They are great for listening and following directions, as well as, art in general being super important. Find my latest pack HERE on Teachers Pay Teachers. Included in the pack: Amelia Earhart Frida Kahlo Rosa Parks
Jan Brett Activities: Jan Brett is the perfect author for this time of year. Her books and illustrations are fun to share. My students are especially fond of the windows on each page that show what is coming and what has happened. First up is The Hat since this is the book I made my first activity for because I couldn’t find anything I liked.