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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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