8 Classroom Activities to Finish the School Year Strong

As the school year wraps up, we know how important it is to keep those little ones engaged and excited until the very end. It can be a challenge, but with some super fun and energizing activities, we can make sure the classroom stays buzzing with joy and laughter. So, let’s dive into some awesomeContinue reading “8 Classroom Activities to Finish the School Year Strong”

Setting High Expectations for Kindergarten Sentence Writing

As a kindergarten teacher, you know how important it is to set high expectations for your student’s writing skills. One crucial aspect of writing is sentence construction, which requires a strong understanding of punctuation, capitalization, finger spacing, sight words, and meaning. Here are the five writing expectations that I set for my kindergarten students atContinue reading “Setting High Expectations for Kindergarten Sentence Writing”

5 Fun Classroom Writing Activities to Try This Spring

With Spring just around the corner, there are plenty of topics that can inspire your student’s writing. From planting seeds to catching leprechauns, here are five fun writing activities to try this March. 2. How to Catch a Leprechaun Writing for St. Patrick’s Day – St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday that kids love.Continue reading “5 Fun Classroom Writing Activities to Try This Spring”

Growing Magic Beanstalks In The Classroom

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the perfect opportunity for lower elementary teachers to engage their young students in a fun and educational activity: growing beans! One way to make this activity more exciting and relatable for children is to tie it in with the classic fairy tale, “Jack and theContinue reading “Growing Magic Beanstalks In The Classroom”

Building Confident Writers: The Power of Kindergarten Writing with Decodable Sentences

Kindergarten is an exciting time for young learners, as they begin to explore the world of reading and writing. Decodable sentences are an effective tool that can help children develop their writing skills at this stage. Decodable sentences are sentences that follow a pattern and include words that can be easily sounded out by children.Continue reading “Building Confident Writers: The Power of Kindergarten Writing with Decodable Sentences”

Celebrating the 100th Day of School: Fun Activities for Kindergarten

The 100th day of school is a milestone that students, teachers, and parents look forward to every year. It’s a chance to celebrate all the hard work that has been put in and to reflect on the growth and progress made so far. Here are some fun and creative activities that you can do inContinue reading “Celebrating the 100th Day of School: Fun Activities for Kindergarten”

Celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Day in the Classroom

Random Acts of Kindness Day is a special occasion celebrated annually on February 17th. The day provides an opportunity for individuals to come together and spread kindness and positivity. In the classroom, this special day can be used as an opportunity to teach children the importance of kindness and encourage them to perform small actsContinue reading “Celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Day in the Classroom”

5 Fun Phonics Activities for Early Readers

I love teaching phonics! Phonic knowledge is the foundation for reading and success in Literacy, that’s why it is so important to get it right. I have always used the Jolly Phonics program for explicit teaching, and then used a range of fun games and activities to reinforce and help the kiddos learn the soundsContinue reading “5 Fun Phonics Activities for Early Readers”