Artboard 3

Recent posts

I'm so glad you're here!

Welcome to the Blog

Ahhh….the first day in kindergarten. What a bittersweet and once-in-a-lifetime moment for parents and kids alike. For kindergarten teachers, however, we have many “first days in kindergarten” – with a ‘reset’ button each and every year. In my first years of teaching, I thought I was prepared and held a sort of “dream-like” version in […]

How the First Day in Kindergarten Can Set You Up For High Stress or Huge Success

There is a short list of must-haves that both teachers and students can’t get enough of in the classroom. They are rarely on the back-to-school supply lists that parents get – but they are ALWAYS in the carts of teachers everywhere. We use them over and over and can’t get enough of them. They are […]

Teachers and Students Love and Need These 7 Items Rarely Found On BTS Supply Lists

Blog feature graphic: Yellow background with a wooden clipboard and red ink pen. Title of blog: Teachers and students love and need these 7 items rarely found on BTS supply lists

“Designing on a dime” is usually music to a teacher’s ears. After all, we definitely don’t get into teaching for the dollars – “dimes” rings a bit truer! All you need is a bit of scrappiness, some creativity, and some elbow grease to design a truly inviting classroom space. (And if I’m being completely transparent […]

Designing on a Dime: 10 Ideas to Create an Inviting Classroom Space

Snapshots of a kindergarten classroom: a turquoise table with morning work basket on top, a classroom door with the words DREAM BIG over a rainbow paper-scape, a kindergarten teacher's table for guided reading and small groups, a kindergarten classroom library with cozy chairs and cute rug

Being a kindergarten teacher is one of the most rewarding and hilarious professions out there. However, when back-to-school rolls around – it can feel pretty overwhelming, even for the most seasoned of teachers. UNLESS you have a solid plan in place, as well as plenty of activities for first day of kindergarten fun! Every year […]

8 Kindergarten Teachers Share Their Best Activities for First Day of Kindergarten

Old Neon sign that says, "First Day of Kindergarten" - "Now Serving"

Wanna know a secret? Heading into kindergarten with helpful advice from parents who have recently been through it can make a huge difference. The kind of difference between having a “not-so-great”, just okay, or stellar kindergarten year. This is true for BOTH the child and the parent. Wait…what? Yep. I speak the truth. Preparing parents […]

How to Prepare Parents for Kindergarten: Helpful Advice From Parents – Part 2

What’s a desk pet?  Glad you asked!  When I first stumbled across this idea on @hillarysteachingadventures Instagram account, I immediately fell in love! I always enjoy finding new ways to up my classroom management game and I knew my kids would be hooked instantly.  BUT….Hillary taught 4th grade.  I teach kindergarten.  HOW could I make […]

What Is a Desk Pet? How Are These Adorable Little Things Successful?

It’s the end of the year. You’re TIRED. But, did you know you can STILL create a magical YET EASY, FUN, and FREE end-of-year kindergarten celebration? Teaching kindergarten tends to keep you at both ends of the age spectrum.  On a daily basis, I hear myself turning into my mother and feel my joints revolting […]

How to Create an EASY, FUN, and FREE End of Year Kindergarten Celebration

Is everybody ready for kindergarten? That’s a question you may be asking yourself, and there is unfortunately not a one-size-fits-all answer. Through my many years of teaching kindergarten, I have had countless parents reach out with a myriad of kindergarten readiness questions. These questions range from curiosity—“My child has a summer birthday – should I […]

Honest Answers to 5 of the Most-Asked Kindergarten Readiness Questions

Happy teacher at desk

SIGN UP HERE

Sign up for my newsletter so that you get double the content, double the fun.

Don't miss one blog post.

© KACI BOLLS KIDS 2020 - 2022

KACI BOLLS KIDS