Back to School on a Budget

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Hi teachers! We all know that every year we want to change up our classroom, try something new, and make it a fresh start! That can get a bit pricey year after year. I was at Target the other day and I found some amazing products in the Target Dollar Spot (or now called Bullseye’s Playground), […]

How To Prevent The Summer Slide

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We all know about that infamous ‘summer slide’ our students get while they are on summer vacation. They come back to school in the fall and it feels like they forgot everything they learned the year before. Hence the term ‘summer slide’. It can be frustrating as a teacher because we feel like we are going […]

Ideas for using mini erasers in your classroom

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Who doesn’t love these super cute erasers from the Target Dollar Spot? I have become a hoarder when it comes to finding these erasers and coming up with ways to use them in my classroom!   Below are some fun ideas that I have created that you can use with these erasers! Some of these […]

Partner sharing: how to get your students talking

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One of my favorite engagement strategies is partner sharing. Another term is think-pair-share. Partner sharing is so important because it’s a way for students to think independently and then collaborate their thoughts with a partner. It automatically gets all students engaged with learning and holds everyone accountable. These are some of the strategies I use in […]

CVC Word Work

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Getting students to read and write in Kindergarten is not an easy task. They come into our classrooms as little children, and we are expected to teach them SO MUCH! I love teaching kids CVC words and how to sound them out, build them, write them, and read them! I do a lot of CVC […]

I have THAT KID in my class

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In response to Mrs. Knights Marbles, about “that kid”, I wanted to share my story. Yes, I said it. I definitely have “that kid” in my classroom. We have all had “that kid”, and its been probably one of the most challenging years of our careers, but we always manage to pick up the pieces […]

5 Ways to Build Number Sense in Your Classroom

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For many of us, our kinders start the school year lacking number sense. It’s a challenge we face every year, and we feel like it’s going to take them forever to learn their numbers! These are some of the ways I have been successful in my classroom when it comes to teaching number sense. Even […]

5 Ways To Prepare For DIBELS

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DIBELS is right around the corner, and let’s face it, teaching to the test happens from time to time in our kindergarten classrooms. We all like to say we don’t, but that four letter word, data, is always lurking in the background! These are just some of the ways I prepare my students for the […]