Classroom Ideas

Ideas I like for early education/primary classrooms. Centers, projects, etc. to keep the little ones engaged!
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Letter wands to find items that start with that letter around the room BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

"This Is ..." Repetitive read-alouds


simple and engaging fine motor activity using buttons and pattern lines

Fine Motor Work Station or Centre Activity

Preschool Game to get the wiggles out! Wiggle Worm! Each child takes a stick and the whole group does what it says: wiggle like a worm, high five, hop on left or right foot, give hugs, turn around, jump. Paint a Campbell's family size soup container, foam cup lid and colored jumbo craft sticks. Enjoy!

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In my class, we loved listening to and various versions of familiar stories. The Three Billy Goats Gruff was one of them. Here's how we covered the Three Billy Goats – and how I used my Show and Tell Apron! {{Mrs. Wills Kindergarten: Lesson Plans for Three Billy Goats}}

Lesson Plans for Three Billy Goats

Free Playdough Mats - Alphabet Letters from A to Z #preschool #kindergarten #alphabet

Playdough Mats: Alphabet Letters from A to Z

Great for Pre-K and Kindergarten! Includes lesson plans, instructions, materials to teach your earliest readers for the entire year! Just add books!

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FREE Chicka Chicka Boom Boom letter mats and sensory tubs.

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Name writing practice and practice with counting letters in your name. (letters versus words!) Free printable too!

How Many Letters Are in Your Name - Counting!

Teaching Sight Words: Do you need strategies for teaching sight words, high frequency words, Dolch or Fry words to kindergarten and first grade students? I have put together a weeks worth of creative ideas that will help get your students on the right track to learning their sight words in no time at all.

Teaching Sight Words in Kindergarten

Free Monthly words - great for PK-2 teachers. Post them with your calendar or in your writing center

Monthly Vocabulary Words: FREE Printables - Lovely Commotion

Days of the Week Worksheet from This site has tons of printable worksheets, colouring pages, and word family booklets

Days of the Week Worksheet

Color Word Spelling & Handwriting Practice (free; from What the Teacher Wants)

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Guided Reading LEVEL A: Made easy! Student activities and teacher tools specifically for Level A.

Guided Reading Made Easy: LEVEL A - Mrs. Jones's Kindergarten

FREE sight word chant cards! Great for kinesthetic learners!

Sight Words made EASY! - and a FREEBIE!

FREE Reading Strategies Bookmarks

Reading Strategies Bookmarks

Calm Down Yoga Routine for kids - help children manage big emotions - printable poster

Calm Down Yoga Routine for Kids: Printable | Childhood101

Blending Cards for Kindergarten, first and second grade reading. The cards can be used for instruction for kindergarten and first grade and and RtI for second grade. The cards are set up so that students: 1. Say the sounds • • • (with the large dots) 2. Blend the sounds (with the dotted lines) 3. Say it fast (with the arrow)

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Doll Diaper and Care Station pretend play set-up

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Trace words in bright colored sand and a ton of other great word work ideas and activities!

Short A Activities and Resources (including freebies!)

painted branches - collaborative art piece

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Teach Print Concepts like tracking, one-to-one, Return Sweep, and more!

Concepts of Print

Editable Name Activities that you can customize to your students' names! Perfect for Pre-K & Kindergarten!

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Here's a great rhyming activity for preschool and kindergarten! Just have your child clip the picture that rhymes. 48 free rhyming cards.

Teach rhyming words with this fun printable! - The Measured Mom

Tracing Letters with Water Just tried this with my 3.5 year old and she loved it! This was the longest she has stayed engaged in a writing activity all year! So excited!

Learning letters