Kindergarten Teachers

If you teach kindergarten, you're in the right place! The ideas, activities, and teaching resources on this board are just for you! Welcome!
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Book Tasting for Primary Classrooms
Hosting a Book Tasting in your classroom is an amazing way to get your students interested in a variety of book genres. Students are engaged while exploring different genres and increasing their interests in books. Extend the "restaurant theme" for the day by completing the extra activities to fit the theme.
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Free Summer Reading Comprehension
Free Summer Reading Comprehension contains 5 new pages of reading comprehension worksheets. There are 5 different templates of reading comprehension. This product is suitable for kindergarten and first grade students. These pages can be used for morning work, homework, and literacy centers. Kindergarten | First Grade | Reading Comprehension Read and Find | Reading Comprehension Mazes | Reading Cut and Paste | Reading Comprehension Puzzles | Free Reading Comprehension | Free Lessons
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Total Math Lessons, Teaching Slides, and Math Stations for Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade
Total Math Curriculum Kindergarten, Total Math Curriculum First Grade, Total Math Curriculum Second Grade, Math Lesson Plans and Activities, Interactive Math Teaching Slides, Math Workshop, Math Stations, Math Lessons and Activities for Numbers, Place Value, Addition, Measurement, Subtraction, Comparing Numbers, Telling Time, Money
Dental Health Month is a great time to review healthy oral hygiene habits with kids. In this post for kindergarten and first grade teachers, we've rounded up our favorite children's books and activities to help kids understand how to take care of their teeth, from brushing and flossing to regular trips to the dentist. We especially love this little book, giving kids an opportunity to explain step-by-step what proper brushing looks like. Before you start planning, come check out all the ideas! Childrens Dental Health Month, Childrens Dental Health, Books And Activities, Dental Health Month, 1st Grade Science, Dental Kids, Brush Your Teeth, The Dentist
How to Brush Your Teeth
Dental Health Month is a great time to review healthy oral hygiene habits with kids. In this post for kindergarten and first grade teachers, we've rounded up our favorite children's books and activities to help kids understand how to take care of their teeth, from brushing and flossing to regular trips to the dentist. We especially love this little book, giving kids an opportunity to explain step-by-step what proper brushing looks like. Before you start planning, come check out all the ideas!
There's a time and place for worksheets, but before you hand those out, build a foundation with engaging and interactive games and activities first. Learning is just more fun with hands-on play. This blog post for primary teachers is loaded with some of our favorite pictures books and activities for kids in preschool, kindergarten, and first grades, plus TONS of really fun ideas for celebrating Opposite Day in January. Before you wrap up your lesson planning, come take a look. Let's go! Opposites Kindergarten Activities, Opposites Kindergarten, Opposites Activities, Opposites Game, Interactive Games, Games Kids, Activities For Children, Kindergarten Teaching
Opposites Activities and Games for Kids
There's a time and place for worksheets, but before you hand those out, build a foundation with engaging and interactive games and activities first. Learning is just more fun with hands-on play. This blog post for primary teachers is loaded with some of our favorite pictures books and activities for kids in preschool, kindergarten, and first grades, plus TONS of really fun ideas for celebrating Opposite Day in January. Before you wrap up your lesson planning, come take a look. Let's go!
If you teach a primary grade (K-1), you're often one of the first adults to introduce big things to little people. Teaching kids how to ask good questions is critical to them being able to comprehend ideas deeply, so it deserves some strategic planning on our parts. I'm a fan of using toys to teach and, as it turns out, each question word rhymes with an animal, and that's how this strategy was born. Now our students learn all about question words in fun ways they don't forget... come see more! Question Words, Good Questions, Primary Resources, Big Things, Teaching Kindergarten, Kindergarten Teachers, Strategic Planning, Interesting Questions
Question Words - Fun Strategies for K-1 Kids
If you teach a primary grade (K-1), you're often one of the first adults to introduce big things to little people. Teaching kids how to ask good questions is critical to them being able to comprehend ideas deeply, so it deserves some strategic planning on our parts. I'm a fan of using toys to teach and, as it turns out, each question word rhymes with an animal, and that's how this strategy was born. Now our students learn all about question words in fun ways they don't forget... come see more!
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The Best Decodable Books
In this post, I explain what features to look for in decodable texts to ensure they are high-quality and aligned with the science of reading. Then I share a list of the BEST decodable books for readers of different levels and ages. Be sure to download 5 FREE decodable books with comprehension questions for kindergarten, first or second-grade students!
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How to Build a Thriving Math Community from Day One
How to Build a Thriving Math Community Total Math Teacher Guide Lessons
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5 Nonteaching Tips For Back To School
Please remember it doesn't matter how much time, effort, or money you put into preparing yourself for this school year—there will still be trials and errors. Stuff will happen and you just have to learn to go with it. Be flexible. Be joyful. Be grateful. Remember that you are not perfect and no one expects you to be. Take care of yourself so you’re better equipped to help others!
Spring and Summer Science Lapbooks K-2
Plant science, butterfly science, living things, frogs and amphibians, zoo science, the ocean, all about insects, watermelon science, on the farm. Interactive foldable science lapbooks packed with learning through writing, science, reading, math, experiements and crafts.
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All About the Heart Word Method
The science of reading tells us that sight words are not stored in our visual memory. Instead, we need to integrate sight words into our phonics instruction using the Heart Word Method. This Heart Words roundup post has all of the information, tips, and resources I have shared for using the Heart Word Method in Kindergarten, first and second-grade classrooms.
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Tips for New Teachers…and Maybe Even Veteran Teachers
Tips for New Teachers...and Maybe Even Veteran Teachers - Fun in First
We always aim for games before worksheets when we can and these engaging activities for our work with prepositions hits that mark. As you begin your planning, start by gathering a few essential picture books like Where's Spot and We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Then, introduce prepositions through active lessons that get kids up and moving around... altered versions of Simon Says, Pictionary, and musical chairs are some of our favorites! See more in this post for kindergarten and 1st grade teachers. Picture Books, Teaching Prepositions, Preposition Activities, Positional Words, Going On A Bear Hunt, Bear Hunt, Musical Chairs, First Grade Teachers
Preposition Activities for K-1 Classrooms
We always aim for games before worksheets when we can and these engaging activities for our work with prepositions hits that mark. As you begin your planning, start by gathering a few essential picture books like Where's Spot and We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Then, introduce prepositions through active lessons that get kids up and moving around... altered versions of Simon Says, Pictionary, and musical chairs are some of our favorites! See more in this post for kindergarten and 1st grade teachers.