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FREE Rules for the iPad Poster (Updated!) Posted on 10 Aug 09:50 , 0 comments

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!

Best Free and Paid Apps for Kindergarten & PreK Posted on 27 Jul 13:50 , 2 comments

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.  

New! Alphabet Trace and Sound Circle Worksheets! Posted on 20 Jul 10:09 , 0 comments

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. 

Cooperative “Live” Tic Tac Toe: A Fun Problem Solving Game! Posted on 13 Jul 15:38 , 1 comment

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?

A Muffin Man Nursery Rhyme STEM Project! Posted on 29 Jun 09:52 , 0 comments

Here is a great Muffin Man themed STEM project to add to your nursery rhyme unit! It is creative, fun, & only takes a few basic materials. All you need are some leftover muffin liners of various colors & designs, paper, markers or crayons, glue, and some imagination! TK, kindergarten, STREAM, learning songs, easy

Middle Sound Cups! How to Teach Kids to Find the Middle Sound of a Word Posted on 22 Jun 10:26 , 1 comment

Middle Sound Cups are an easy, inexpensive literacy center!  We also have some great no-fail tips on teaching kids to identify those tricky medial sounds!

Mini Bubble Bottle Beginning Sounds Center! Posted on 18 Jun 13:39 , 1 comment

An idea for a literacy center that is easy and inexpensive to put together, AND fun for kids, too! Can be adapted for middle or ending sounds, as well!

Tips for Teaching Kids to Write on Lined Paper! Posted on 04 May 08:49 , 1 comment

Here are some great tips to help teach kids to write on lined paper! It's always been one of my LEAST favorite things to do in kinder, but I've gathered some ideas that seem to work well! Continue reading

CVC Pockets: A Great Way to Practice SO MANY SKILLS! Posted on 27 Apr 08:21 , 0 comments

CVC Pockets can be used to review CVC words (consonant-vowel-consonant words), beginning sounds, middle sounds, ending sounds, sound blending, vowels vs. consonants, and even left to right progression! There are so many skills packed into this one little activity!

Getting Through a Lesson WITHOUT INTERRUPTIONS! Posted on 23 Feb 09:17 , 0 comments

If you are having trouble getting through a lesson without interruptions, then you’ll be happy to hear that this is simply a classroom management skill you can learn by changing just a few things!  It’s actually a collection of teaching … Continue reading