Classroom Ideas for Kindergarten/1st Grade

Ideas for teachers to use in their Kindergarten or 1st grade classrooms.
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Fidget rings...for students who need something quiet to help them sit still!

Fidget Rings

25 Alternatives to 'Good Job' - breaking the habit of hollow praise with a free prntable list of alternatives

I admit defeat! - Picklebums

The Hand Washing Trick - love this!!!

The Hand Washing Trick - Kids Activities Blog

The Best Fruit Salad Recipe: 1/4 cup of powdered sugar 2 tsp of vanilla.

The Best Fruit Salad Recipe

Name Activities - LOTS of really fun, creative, and unique name activiites to help kids learn their names! Great for toddler, preschoolers, and kindergartners

28 Name Activities for Kids

10 kids activities using nature materials - mud, rocks, leaves, sticks, sand, water, ... Fun for spring and summer outdoor play. Check the article for ideas on how to incorporate learning into the nature play!

10 Kids Activities Using Materials In Nature - Mud, Stick, Rock, ... | iGameMom

Minion Crafts for Kids + More Minion Ideas and Fun!

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Over 200 pages of Initial Sound Alphabet Fun! Center or Work Station activities, no prep Homework or Morning Work sheets - this bundle has everything you need to teach letter recognition and letter sounds (phonics)!

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Frog Pond Themed Behavior Clip Chart ~ Classroom Management Tool

Frog Pond Themed Behavior Clip Chart

Use dollar store cups and labels to make number and counting centers for your lightbox or light table!

A Kindergarten Smorgasboard Thrifty Thursday

Teaching how to hold pencil: cut two holes in an old sock for the index finger and thumb. The other fingers remain in the sock.

Ellie Grip (Left) - $12.95 : The Sensory Corner, Positive Living- Sensory and motor therapy equipment for the young and young at heart

Freebie from TPT! Golden Tickets....hide these in rarely-read library or classroom books to offer a surprise to the reader! Fun motivational tool.

Golden Ticket: Hide in Seldom-Read Library or Classroom Books FUN!

Love this and will definitely be doing this next year!

One Happy Teacher: birthday

DIY Rain Sticks ~ Danya Banya

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Glitter magic reading wands - "helps" kids read better. Whatever keeps kids interested/motivated!!!!

Mrs. Jones's Kindergarten: Literacy Centers

FREE Call Backs (Attention Getters) for the primary classroom

Using Call Backs After Spring Break (FREEBIE!)

Super Hero themed Behavior Clip Chart ~ Classroom Management Tool

Super Hero Themed Behavior Clip Chart

Walk the Line - Another fun physical activity for preschoolers as they study the work of Matt Jolley in Portland, Oregon.

26 Gross Motor Activities for Preschoolers that Like to MOVE

How to download youtube videos to your computer - quick, easy & FREE! Take time this summer to download your favorite educational videos for Back To School!

Herding Kats In Kindergarten

Fall Apple Tree snack great for Johnny Appleseed

Apple Extravaganza – Day 3!

The 100th Day Finally Came!

The 100th Day Finally Came!

Pedagogy first, then technology. Kae Novak

Many Education Games Are Worksheets with Points. 6 ways to find better learning games. @coolcatteacher

Super Hero themed Behavior Clip Chart ~ Classroom Management Tool

Super Hero Themed Behavior Clip Chart

Tiki hut reading area for jungle themed classroom if I ever wanted to switch themes ;-) love zebra with green!

Jungle Classroom Preview!

DIY giant floor pillows.. great for classroom reading areas :)

DIY giant chevron floor pillows