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.
Wood Christmas Ornament: This year I decided to do something a little different than the traditional reindeer on doily ornament (see HERE). Instead I chose to buy these cute little wood discs (predrilled) for our thumbprint reindeer ornament. The Christmas ornament is a simple and sweet keepsake that parents will treasure always. Find the discs HERE on Amazon, be sure to choose the 3.1″-3.5″ size.
Sight Word Take Home Booklets: Sight words are essential to reading development. Students take home the booklets to practice their word list. Then the student brings the booklet back to school and reads them to their teacher. Then the teacher attaches a sticker to the goal page and then staples a new list to the booklet. See the new pack HERE! This listing includes: a
Christmas Crafts for Kids: It’s that time of year again where we do crafts for the holidays. We send them home as keepsakes or presents for parents. It seems trivial in some ways, but as a parent, I do love to pull out those handmade ornaments from when my kids were little. So I guess it isn’t that trivial at all, is it? Ornaments The
How to find $1 books from Scholastic Book Club! If you are like many other teachers, you have asked for donations for monthly $1 books for your students. The only problem is that Scholastic doesn’t exactly make it easy to find those books. Here is a tutorial in pictures of how to! You can start your search on Scholastic HERE. First step: search for “picture
Frankenstein Craft: We have to decorate for our upcoming fall festival. As a result, we created these cute little Frankensteins. This craft is easy and will bring a pop of color to the usual red, brown, and yellow. Girls and boys can add a bow or a bow tie for extra cuteness. The freebie includes a few writing pages for that critical learning component. It
Classroom Tour and Reveal 2019-2020: I am excited to share my latest classroom design with you! I didn’t completely change it from last year, but you’ll notice some things did change! The layout stayed, but the biggest change was removing my horseshoe table. I am going to try my guided reading with a cart and work with students at one of our student tables. Another
Back to School with Oriental Trading! I was fortunate enough to be given some very special gifts from Oriental Trading for Back to School. I want to share them with you because they are perfect for BTS and the rest of the school year. Meet the Teacher is one of those nights that I LOVE and sort of HATE at the same time…the crowds, the
These literacy station flip books are designed for stations, but could be used whole group. I have a pair of scissors, stapler, and crayons in the container with these one-page flip books. My students will read a book and choose a flip book to use with it. They will cut, staple and add details to them. I require that they read the book at least
Classroom management tip: Hey y’all! I am here to tell you this year has been a struggle. I have 22 students, yes, 22 kindergarten students and just ONE of me. Yes, I understand some people across the country have way more kiddos than that…but obviously they are superheroes and I am NOT. Not only do I have 22 kids, I have 22 very energetic, high