Classroom Ideas for Kindergarten/1st Grade

Ideas for teachers to use in their Kindergarten or 1st grade classrooms.

Classroom Ideas for Kindergarten/1st Grade

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Dream Big Kinders: Five for Friday {Linky Party!}

It's okay to love your clip chart! Classroom management systems depend on the teacher's heart. Do what works for you and don't feel guilty!

Clip Charts Anonymous

The Artvarks: Glue: Just a dot, not a lot

The Artvarks: Glue: Just a dot, not a lot

DIY PVC Pipe Tape Dispenser Left Brain Craft Brain

DIY PVC Pipe Tape Dispenser - Left Brain Craft Brain

Kissing Hand treat bag tag FREEBIE "Kisses from my hands to yours." Cute!

First Day of School Treats – The Kissing Hand Freebie!

Clipboard display

what a week (with a little classroom tour!)

Great strength building to help develop a pincer grip. Good strength building for improving pencil grip.

Heaps of Laundry: Fine Motor Skills Activities: Part 1

Upcycle your old and broken crayons! This is such a fun way to re-use worn down old crayons that kids don't want to color with anymore. Need to find a bunch of fun silicon ice cube trays for this!

Upcycle your old and broken crayons! - Gift of Curiosity

"Challenge capsules" for students who finish early-- keep those high achievers moving :)

Misc. Ideas For Teachers

Draw around the obstacles

DES VAGUES DES VAGUES - Le tour de ma classe

- Balancing Marbles = good activity to promotor fine motor skills development - pinch/eyehand coordination/controlled release - from 30 Kids Activities & Materials for Promoting Fine Motor Skills | hands on : as we grow

Promote Fine Motor Skills with 30 Activities & Materials

sorting, gross motor skill activity - love the idea of using a tri-fold board for things like this!

Color Toss Activity (with Video!)

Glue tin cans to a lazy susan for the arts and crafts table. | 35 Money-Saving Classroom DIYs For Teachers On A Budget

35 Money-Saving DIYs For Teachers On A Budget

5 tips for pencil grasp development with preschoolers from an Occupational Therapy Assistant. A guest post by Heather Greutman. www.Learning2Walk...

Preschool Writing- 5 Tips for Pencil Grasp

Mr. potato head building to match the photo

What's on the Tray? FINALLY back to school after move & holidays!

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)!

Initial Sounds Alphabet Phonics Letter Sound Pack

OK I absolutely adore this personalized teacher podium with matching stool. I need someone crafty to make me one!

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Classroom DIY: Whiteboard Tables. Great guide on converting your wood tables into amazing whiteboard tables.

Classroom DIY: Whiteboard Tables | Sprout Classrooms

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