Kindergarten Morning Board
We started school this week! I did not think I was ready, had not finished organizing the school room (dining room), but finishing up this ...
More First Day Stuff!
I just wanted to share a few things that got me through those very first few days with the children. Every year, and every group of children is exciting and different. Being flexible is probably one of the most important attributes a Kindergarten teacher needs - or maybe that is patience - or sense of…
Quieting the Chatter: 5 Tips for Dealing with A Chatty Class
Have a chatty class problem? Are your tired of trying to talk over your talkative class? Check out these five tips for dealing the with chatter.
Number Poem - Handwriting Without Tears Style
This is a poem I made for my students to read and practice writing their numbers in the Handwriting Without Tears style. I model each number on the board one at a time while saying the rhyme and then have my students practice by using their fingers to draw on the palm of their hand. Then I have th...
Fluttering Through the Grades -
Creating a classroom culture with responsible students. Ideas for building the character trait responsibility into daily classroom tasks.
Letter T – Teddy Bear Sorting
Whew! We're cruising right along with the alphabet and amazingly made it to letter T already! With our focus on teddy bears we'll be doing some gummy bear sorting and graphing. To practice our fine motor skills we'll be using tweezers to do the sorting. *Please note: All free printables are only for readers of…
5 Little Ladybugs | Nuttin' But Preschool
5 Little Ladybugs -Use this as a magnetic or flannel board. Download the pattern, print, laminate, cut & back with flannel or magnets. Preschool Printable
Poems and Fingerplays
There are so many valid, important reasons to use a lot of poems and fingerplays with young children. First of all, they are interactive and fun, they help get children's attention and participation and keep them engaged. Poems and fingerplays are also great ways to expose children to rhyming and new vocabulary. Some fingerplays…
Time to Line Up Classroom Poster - It's Free! : File Folder Games at File Folder Heaven - Printable, hands-on fun!
File Folder Games at File Folder Heaven - Printable, hands-on fun! Time to Line Up Classroom Poster - "Time to Line Up" is an original song and poster to help establish a lining up routine. (Sung to the tune of "Oh My Darling Clementine")"Time to line up. Time to line up." Time to line up at the door. Tuck our chairs in. Walk there slowly. Face the front and--
Music Class and Halloween
Music class and Halloween can be a BOOtiful thing! Learn about ways to get your students moving, thinking and creating with ideas like Pass the Pumpkin, There’s a Spider on My Head, Pumpkin Patterns, Jazzy Jack-o-Lanterns and more! Your elementary music students will be “howling” with delight!
5 Little Stars
A great rhyme for outer space themes and nighttime themes! It works wonderfully with scarves, too. Head over the the #CMCLKids blog for more rhymes, songs, and lap bounces! #Storytime #EarlyLiteracy #Library #Programming #Rhymes #ActionRhyme #LibraryProgram #KidsEvents #KidsSongs #ChildrensMusic #LibraryLife
Lick, Lick! Drip, Drip!
Hello Everyone! Are you ready for the last few weeks??? I love the last bit of time I have with my littles! They absolutely shine in everyt...
2 Little Stars
A weekly storytime favorite! This familiar fingerplay is perfect for night and outer space themes, and works great for this year's a Universe of Stories summer reading theme! Head over the the #CMCLKids blog for more rhymes, songs, and lap bounces! #Storytime #EarlyLiteracy #Library #Programming #Rhymes #ActionRhyme #LibraryProgram #KidsEvents #KidsSongs #ChildrensMusic #LibraryLife