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Quick Ways to Differentiate Writing Activities

As an early elementary educator, the best part of my job is to watch the huge amount of growth in my learners. They walk into elementary school barely reading. Writing is minimal. By the time they leave second grade, they are reading and writing so well. Differentiating for writing is the key factor in creating […]

Sorting by Attributes Books and Games

As a preschool, pre-k and kindergarten teacher, it’s so important to have the right tools for teaching beginning math concepts. Sorting by attributes is a huge skill in the early years of math. Hands on activities and books are great supplemental items to have in your classroom. Here are some of my favorite sorting by […]

A Fun Polar Science Experiment!

Questions!  Oh, the questions!  If you’ve ever sat in a kindergarten or first-grade class, you know that you have a full day of questions.  Especially if you introduce a topic they are unfamiliar about.  My little learners ask so many great questions during our polar animal unit.  This polar science experiment is a great way […]

Preschool Penguin Activities

My favorite unit to teach during the winter is our penguin unit. Penguins are a favorite of all preschoolers. They are fascinating creatures that we don’t see unless we visit our local zoo! These preschool penguin activities are a great addition to your science based penguin activities. Literacy Activities A big milestone for preschoolers is […]

Winter Break Bingo

The much anticipated winter break is right around the corner! For me, it seems like so long ago that my students walked in on the first day. And then other days I think “how in the world is it already winter break?” This is a much needed break for all of us. Teachers get to […]

Santa Contraction Match

The crazy excitement your students show during the holiday season can make teaching rather difficult! You and your students are anticipating a much needed long holiday break. Sometimes you feel that it’s not worth teaching the curriculum during this time. But, including curriculum-based, holiday themed activities will solve your problem and continue with learning with […]