The daycare has a garden that we started back in April. With all the crazy weather (freezing, hot the next day, rain like crazy, back to cold. Typical Ohio weather!), we weren’t sure anything was going to grow! Well, the lettuce took off, and we had to pick it. The kids did like it, with […]
I’m pretty sure I found this cute activity on TpT last year sometime. It’s a great ‘getting to know you’ type activity. The children pick numbers to describe things like how many people are in their family, how many teeth they have lost or how many pets they have. I told them to get as […]
Did you know that amphibians don’t have teeth or nails? “Well, then how do they defend themselves?” one of my almost first graders asked me. Answer: they often secrete poison from their skin or they have great camouflage. We’ve been learning about mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles this week. I realized, while trying to […]
Found another great website! Gonoodle.com is a great website full of ‘brain breaks’. There are dances, songs and games, at all different lengths! Some are less than a minute, while others are 3-4 minutes long. I think they could be very helpful during the day to get kids up and moving and recharge their brains […]
Starfall (starfall.com) is my new favorite thing. It’s a mostly free site that works on letter recognition, phonics, basic reading skills, math and more. I’ve been using it with my youngest schoolager this summer (she is going into kindergarten in the fall) on one of our tablets, and she is loving it. I have to […]
Our local library has a ‘mad scientist’ program this summer. We took our first and second grade school age group yesterday, and they had a really great time! The kids had to use team work to first move plastic, paper or Styrofoam cups with just a rubber band with strings attached. I loved that younger […]
10 Black Dots I have a Teachers pay Teachers store, and this short lesson plan to go with the book “10 Black Dots” is free. I’ve done this with PreK and Kindergarten students, and they all enjoy it!
Made these around Easter this year. Used a rabbit pattern from an old resource book, and added 3-D ears and cotton! I think they are adorable!
I hope that I will always instill a love of learning in my students!
I spend the last four months student teaching. I LOVED it! I was so busy, but it was well worth it! I loved teaching kindergarten. One of the great things was that two of my preschoolers were in that class! I loved seeing how well they did in kindergarten. They left me knowing their letters […]