Need some fun activities for the first week of school in kindergarten, first, or second-grade classroom? These first week of school lessons are important ones that should be taught during those first days! Before I dive in, I wanted to let you know you can watch or listen to all this information in video format […]
Picture Books to teach about Listening
With a new school year right around the corner, I wanted to share some of my favorite read alouds for teaching all about listening! Listening is one of those skills we teach right away in our classrooms and these 4 books touch upon different parts of being a good listener. Before I dive in, I […]
Back to School Read Alouds for K-2
Looking for some back-to-school read-aloud ideas for kindergarten, first, or second grade? In this post, I am going to share four of my favorite read-aloud picture books for the beginning of the school year! If you like this, you might also want to read another post I made last year where I share three more […]
Building Classroom Community Virtually
In the times of distance learning, it can be difficult to build your classroom community in the ways that teachers are used to. I wanted to share 3 easy tips for building a classroom community virtually. Before I dive in, I wanted to let you know that you can watch/listen to all the information in […]
3 Favorite Back to School Books
Are you on the lookout for some new back to school books?! In today’s blog post, I wanted to share 3 of my favorite books to use at the beginning of the year for back to school. A new school year can bring many different emotions as students’ schedules change and their summer rhythm and […]
Would You Rather Questions for Kids!
I love playing, “Would You Rather?” in the classroom at many different times throughout the year! At the beginning of the year, it’s such a fun ice-breaker as students giggle and answer the goofy, kid-friendly questions. I compiled a little video sharing some of the ways and times I play this game in my […]
Beginning of the Year Game: Cooperative Puzzles
At the beginning of the year, I like to have my students begin working together right away! The sooner they learn to cooperate and learn that we are all going to be a team this year, the better! During that first week of school, something I like to use is cooperative puzzles. This easy-to-prep activity […]
Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Matching: Fun Free Game!
My preschool boys are learning all about the alphabet! They’ve got the uppercase letters under control, but some of those lowercase letters are a bit tricky. To help them practice (and mostly, have some fun), I introduced them to this easy literacy game, Ping Pong Races! All you need to prep this game are […]