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Kindergarten Teaching Ideas

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A bunch of ways to use floor tape in your classroom- wow- I didn't realize how awesome this stuff was! Pin now- get later!!

Occupational Therapy ideas to help kids in their fine motor dev., motor skills, and sensory function.

Who can receive OT in the schools www.muskegonpubli...

Great book used many times in school districts. Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration: Forms, Checklists, and Practical Tools for Teachers and Parents [Paperback], (sensory integration, sensory processing disorder, special needs, spd, child behavior, sensory sensitive child, occupational therapy, sensory diet, autism, classroom management) provide copy for each teacher

How can occupational therapy help? In its simplest terms, occupational therapy helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities and play (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping children with sensory integration and providing supports for children experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

Use Clothespins in your counting stations for Fine Motor Practice!

Great way to get kids to make sure their name is on their paper without nagging them about it!

Strategies for working with students with ASD. Free handout.

Muffin Tin & Pingpong Ball Math Game - FUN! Can put sight words and play it as a Word Game Pingpong. Such a challenge to support Kinesthetic learners in the classroom. Could I adapt this somehow with bean bags that won't bounce all over?

KINESTHETIC LEARNER - Bounce & Spell; Jump rope & Spell; Hula Hoop & Spell; Hopscotch & Spell - 75 Fun Ways to Practice and Learn Spelling Words

LalyMom Kids Crafts and Activities: Cutting Practice Spider. Fine Motor Skills Practice with yarn and the itsy bitsy spider.

Little Minds at Work: Common Core SUPER FREEBIE...oh yeah!!!

Brain Breaks For The Classroom. This pack is HUGE with 52 brain breaks AND an editable file to add your own!

Adorable tree - so easy to do with an umbrella!

So La Mi: Teaching Elementary Music: Kindergarten/First Grade

Beginning of year bulletin board idea. Students draw themselves next to a picture of themselves.

Free Love it-- 10 fun ways to applaud classmates. Ways for the class as a community to celebrate a student's work

Classroom timeline. I really fell off on taking pics this year, I vow to get better next year. Maybe this will help keep me accountable? (or, more like me, I will do an awesome job on aug- October & then the rest of the months will be blank. Lol)