Fall is here and as a Kindergarten teacher, I’m all about the thematic units! There are huge benefits to using thematic units in your early elementary classroom. And I go all out! All the way to my math and literacy centers. Your students will love these fall themed literacy and math centers! I get asked […]

Disguise a Turkey Class Project

If only a turkey could talk..what would they say around this time of year? I’m sure we all know what they would say.  Try asking a kindergartener or first grader.  Even a second grader will make you laugh if you ask the same question.  That’s why I love this turkey project that I assign my […]

Fall Activities to Encourage Literacy

Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year.  It means no more one hundred degree days, shorter days and outside colors changing (a little…remember…I’m in Texas!).  Fall is also a great time to take learning outside to experience the changes taking place.  However, there are a ton of rainy days that keep learning indoors.  […]

Pumpkin Study: How to Integrate It All Together

I love integrating science, math and literacy together in my class.  Integrating other subjects with literacy not only shows your students that they all work together in the real world, but it also shows them that literacy is everywhere.  If you’re self-contained it will help cut down your planning while it also helps teachers work […]

Thanksgiving Thematic Unit for Little Learners

When November hits our calendars, you’ll find more Thanksgiving themed activities in the classroom. It’s a quick transition from spiders and spooky activities to turkeys and the history of the First Thanksgiving. Also, this time of year brings lots of tired students that are ready for a break, so fill your classroom with fun and […]

September Literacy and Math Centers

Being a teacher keeps you busy! With all the different activities you have to plan, you spend every minute you have planning your lessons. Have you ever forgotten one part of your lesson plan after it was too late? For me, it was always my math and literacy centers. But I got smart! My September […]