Clothes pegs (pins) busy bags
Pin It I love busy bags (if you've not heard of them they're as described - a bag of goodies to keep your little ones busy). They always provide a bit of distraction and something new when tempers fray or I'm in an environment where the kids need to keep occupied like in a restaurant. Plus, I love that I can just pick them up and go. There are heaps of ideas for busy bags online, like on my busy bag pinboard as well as on these sites which were inspiration for these clothes peg busy bags…
10 Color Songs Videos to Teach How to Spell Color Words
Teach color words with the ever-popular frog street press color songs. Here are the top color word songs on video, in my opinion, for kindergarten. I don't know about you but we used these songs repeatedly to teach how to spell color words in kindergarten. In fact, I love using songs so much that I created more songs to teach every sight word required by our district! I'll list the videos for each color and let you know what is listed for each color. Plus, I share how I taught a few of these…
Charts That Teach Beyond “Just the Facts”
Genre and Concept Charts – Charts That Teach Beyond “Just the Facts” Routines were the main topic of our last post and aligned with the first section of our new book, Smarter Charts for Math,…
Fall Math and Literacy Packet (Kindergarten)!
Fall is here and I just LOVE this season! So many reasons to enjoy and appreciate fall! I am have been super busy making a Fall Math and Literacy Packet
Over 500+ FREE Preschool Worksheets!
These FREE Preschool Worksheets are great for your Preschool Classroom! You'll find alphabet letters, numbers, colors, shapes, preschool math worksheets, and more!
Astrobrights Colorize Your Classroom Challenge
Astrobrights Colorize Your Classroom Challenge -Color increases learning retention
Explorar las expectativas: Blending phonemes & syllables
Forget political parties or topics of religion. If you really want to start a heated discussion at a gathering of bilingual teachers, bring up the topic of blending syllables versus phonemes in Spanish! I won't even pretend to be able to address this topic comprehensively on my humble little blog but, based on what I have learned over the years from experts on biliteracy, here are some thoughts on teaching the expectations listed below: Beginning Reading Skills/Phonological Awareness…
As you probably know, phonics is an essential component of reading instruction. Before you read this loooong post all about how to teach ph...
Free Coloring & Sorting Colors Activities - Classroom Freebies
These coloring pages and sorting activities are fun for preschoolers to begin distinguishing between different colors. Click HERE to get the download on my blog! You Might Also Like:Free Sorting Pumpkins CardsSorting and Classifying Activities RoundupJelly Bean AdditionPumpkin Matching and Sorting Set
Free Printable 2D Shape Sort - Primary Playground
Are you little learners working on learning their 2D shapes right now? I made this Free Printable 2D Shape Sort for a fun way to review. They’re perfect to add them into your center rotation or to use in small groups. The students always love these sorting games. Getting Started Download, print and cut out […]
Printable Pre-Writing Notebook for Toddlers and Preschoolers - Inspire the Mom
I created this prewriting notebook to allow our son to experience the very basic strokes of handwriting in a fun, no-pressure way.
Sound Matching Bin: An Easy Phonics Activity - Busy Toddler
Looking for a great pre-reading activity? Try making a sound matching bin! An easy way to work on phonemic awareness without a worksheet! A hands-on way to develop reading skills from Busy Toddler.