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First moments of kinder tip... don't leave a coloring page for the kids as bellwork. Some kids color fast, some kids have never held a crayon. Leave out something they can do over and over until you are ready to call them to the carpet! Stop by for more first hours tips!

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First Day of School Books

Kick off a new school year with a new book! This list of First Day of School Books has books your kids will ask for again and again

All Our Daysfrom All Our Days

Duplo Blocks Counting & Tower Matching Busy Bag

Duplo Counting & Tower Matching. Made this for Eli this morning. He's not quite ready to do it on his own but we had a lot of fun working on them together. :)

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Tuesday Teacher Tips: Transitions with a Yes Line!

Tuesday Teacher Tips: Classroom Transitions with a "Yes Line!" #BacktoSchool

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A Year Full of Kindergarten Lessons for Understanding Addition and Subtraction

Kindergartners add the two sides of a domino and then put it on the matching plywood square. GREAT for seeing all of the combinations to twelve!

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New week: Plans, Math Centers, Freebies & More!!

Kinder Math Centers!

Mrs. Wills Kindergartenfrom Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

Math Work Stations Blog Party Chapter 7 Geometry

Pattern Blocks Printables

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What To Plan on The First Day of Kindergarten

7 Tips for a Smooth First Day of Kindergarten!

Get to know you game idea. When it is your turn reach into your bag of M&Ms. Answer the question corresponding to the color for everyone to hear. Eat your M&M!

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Alphabet Sort

ABC sorting activity. I could use this at the beginning of the year next year as my modeling. Then, my kids could go back to their seats and do a cut and paste activity for reinforcement.

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Getting Ready! #Create2Educate

Awww! This could be a great gift for the fourth graders from the fifth this spring. The 5th graders could write a note on the back of their 5th grade year.....

First day project: Friend Tree. Everyone puts their thumb print on the tree then teacher later frames it and hangs it as a reminder that we are all friends. I could even use it at open house and let the parents join us since we're all a team.

First Day of Kindergarten lesson plan-going to try some of these for my pre-k class to get them ready for school next year.