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THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERACTIVE POEMS

I’ve used interactive poems for years. They never get old with my students and they have so many benefits if you use them consistently. Follow along as I explain the importance of interactive poems! Engagement The importance of interactive poems has a huge list of benefits. I could write for days! But let’s start with […]

HOW TO KEEP STUDENTS ACCOUNTABLE

I get a ton of questions from tired, frustrated teachers on how to keep students accountable during small group teaching. You feel like you spend more time redirecting than paying attention to the three to four students in front of you. If you don’t have a well organized system, this will be you every time. […]

COMPOSING NUMBERS

I don’t know about you, but Kindergarten is getting more and more advanced as the years go on. Years ago, it was the teacher’s goal just to teach the basics: letters, numbers and shapes. Now, we are teaching financial literacy, story plot and decomposing and composing numbers. These number mats are some of my favorite […]

DENTAL HEALTH EXPERIMENT

Don’t let your science lesson plans turn into turning on a boring video with a handout. Science should be about exploring with our eyes and hands and this dental health experiment does just that! Why hands on? We all know that science should be based on hands on exploration, but what are the benefits? Concrete […]

HEALTHY FOOD LEADS TO HEALTHY TEETH

Healthy food leads to healthy teeth! It’s Dental Hygiene month and we are spending a ton of time on taking care of our teeth! Dental Hygiene Unit My Dental Hygiene unit includes many engaging activities. You’ll bring the excitement back to brushing teeth. And you’ll have parents thanking you! This unit has everything you need […]

TEETH HAVE JOBS

Teeth have jobs! February is Dental Hygiene month, and what a great time to learn all about teeth. I have a full week of fun, engaging activities to teach my little learners how to take care of their teeth. One activity that my students love is talking about what our teeth do. Teeth Have Jobs […]