A great way to practice the alphabet and kids' names, while also strengthening fine motor skills! We've been calling it Push Pin Letters or Push Pin Names, and my kids really LOVE it!
Here is a quick and fun project that is just perfect for the beginning of the school year, and there is almost no prep at all! It's the "Secret Name Surprise" project, which is simply a watercolor crayon resist done over your students' names!
The Name Game is a fun and easy whole group game that helps children recognize and read their name and the names of their classmates! It helps kids practice letter sounds, phonics, and beginning reading skills, too.
Here's a simple, cute little craft for Kindergarten, Pre-K, or Transitional Kindergarten (TK) etc! This project was easy enough for my TKs to do without much assistance, since there is no cutting involved at all! Shape School House!
Here are a few Back to School blog posts that I hope will help and inspire you as you start your new school year!
Here's a newly updated Rules for the iPad poster all freshly updated for you! The poster has five simple rules in a positive PBIS format with some cute little illustrations to help non-readers, and it is FREE for you to download and print!
This post is full of my ideas for effective consequences that actually teach BETTER BEHAVIOR than simply punish a child for a discipline problem!
Here's a list of my favorite free and paid iPad apps for Kindergarten and Pre-K for the 2018-19 school year! These apps include skills such as alphabet recognition, beginning reading skills such as letter sounds, sounding out words, and learning sight words, as well as early math skills such as numbers and numeracy, shape recognition, matching sets, patterning, addition and subtraction, etc.
Here is a brand, new product for those of you that teach the letters and sounds, especially within the "Letter of the Week" format: It's our Alphabet trace and Sound Circle Worksheets! I love these because they are simple, straightforward, and to the point, and can usually be done in ten minutes or less.
A fun, interactive, whole group game for young children that boosts problem solving skills and cooperative learning! Kids practice self-regulation skills, thinking ahead, cooperation, following directions, and boosts social skills. You can’t beat that, right?