Easy and cheap word work and writing centers you can make with things from the dollar tree plus a tic tac toe freebie!

Word Work and Writing Centers: Easy, Cheap, and Engaging

Too Much Glue Great for first day of gluing with Kinders or Firsties.

Great book for the first day of school; Realistic fiction I want this book for a fun read aloud for the first or second day of school. Its a quirky story of a kid who is going to school for his first day and gets in some sticky situations.

I can't wait to try this hands on sight word activity.  (This idea, from Ann Shep at Kinder Journey,  is free - grab some craft sticks and clothespins to build a set!)

This activity helps kids learn sight words while also developing fine motor skills. To increase the level of complexity, challenge kids to build sentences out of these words! (Idea from Kinder Journey.) What wonderful way to work on sight words!

Printable for learning your phone number (version with area code as well) ...

Learning Telephone Numbers Printable

Printable for learning your phone number (version with area code as well) . but they need it with a cell phone now days?

Early Literacy ~ Identifying Vowels

Springtime Vowel Sorting Activity

Free vowel pictures for sorting activity. Adapt this to make Letters & sounds / Phonics sorting game. Can the children work out which sound the pictures start with?

So cute...Rudolph looking in through the window

Rudolph looking in through the window.would make a cute writing prompt as well "Rudolph looked in the window and he saw.

GROWTH MINDSET: Great resource for introducing elementary students to positive "self-speak"

EDITABLE Growth Mindset Posters (w/Student Printables)

Effectively run your classroom with the help from your little friends. Jobs stay..students shift down weekly. Editable+job descriptions

Effectively run your classroom with the help from your little friends.students shift down weekly. Editable+job descriptions can use this for newsletter club. Students can see what their next job will be.

FREE - Five morning messages with answers are included in this packet.  These work great for emergency sub plans or those days when you get pulled from class for a last minute meeting.

Morning Messages September 2nd

FREE Five morning messages with answers are included in this packet. These work great for emergency sub plans or those days when you get pulled from class for a last minute meeting.

behavior idea for tables

Use these glittery pom poms as an incentive for table groups to behave. The competition for Sparklers will get intense! If a group earns they get a prize and then start over; the other groups continue on until they hit and so on.

FREE Kindergarten Common Core Recording Sheets for Assessment

Mrs Jump's class: FREE Kindergarten Common Core Recording Sheets for Assessment. Make my own to match learning targets/success criteria for each unit.

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