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 […]

Counting Towers!

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My counting towers are a hit, so I wanted to make some mats to share with you all! I have created some cute counting tower mats that focus on numbers 1-10 and 11-20. Also included are recording sheets for the students to practice number formation. Check this out in my store!  Five Number mats 1-10 […]

Beginning of the year activities and assessments WITH a FREEBIE!

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It’s that time of year again! The first few weeks of school can be hectic, so I have created some fun and engaging math and literacy centers to use in your classroom. Along with the centers, I have also created some assessments and quick and easy printable worksheets that will make your life easier! Click […]

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 […]

Holiday Word Families

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I am loving these cute holiday word families! My students also love doing these, and it has really helped reinforce their CVC words and their understanding of word families. Each short vowel sound comes with a Christmas or winter theme in color or black and white line art. I have also included student recording sheets […]

Grammar in Kindergarten

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I teach in an ELL classroom where all 27 of my student’s are english language learners. In Arizona, we are required to teach the ELL students a rigorous amount of grammar that ranges from articles, nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions, etc…. By the end of the year they really have it down!! It’s amazing how I […]

Management with Markers

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I thought I would share some ideas I use in my classroom when it comes to management. My school requires us to do small groups for reading, math and writing. Well, my classroom is always full of talkers! In order to keep them on task and under control, I started giving out tally marks to the […]