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    Omg love these letter wands! Brilliant and simple idea. You could just simply write the letter in marker on a fat Popsicle stick- lower case on one end, upper case on the other. Same idea! @balancedlitdiet --> creative ways to support authentic reading and writing experiences for your kindergarteners!

    Science for Kids: Gummy Bear Science Great for inroduction of variables {Would e great for getting students used to recording observations, etc)

    Cheap and easy bulletin boards! **SO much cheaper than buying fabric!!!! And will last way longer than butcher paper!

    DVD Case as a dry erase board. Tuck a glove inside for an eraser. (Tales of the 4th Grade Teacher) **for smaller kids, use a black sock inside instead (no tricky fingers)!!! And if you got thinner markers, the marker would also fit inside.

    DVD Case as a dry erase board. Tuck a glove inside for an eraser. (Tales of the 4th Grade Teacher)

    READING CAVE - What a fun, easy to make, place for kids to read this summer! #reading -

    Great site for anchor chart ideas.

    Personalized Word "Walls" Each child gets a page with the alphabet on it, when they ask the teacher to spell a word, the teacher writes it on their personal word wall page.

    Read It, Build It, Write It

    Pattern Energizers - Preview 1

    laminated construction paper to teach personal space at the beginning of the year.

    blending and segmentation with tap light. lots of great ideas on this blog

    Memory with our friends picture and name! Get to know each other at the beginning of the year

    Phonics Activities - The set includes practice with beginning sounds, ending sounds, vowel sounds, CVC words, and alphabetical order/missing letters. (This blog also has some awesome ideas for math centers)

    If I can spell... CVC words. Perfect for word work!

    Pinterest Kindergarten Classrooms | do this at the beginning of the year to work on name recognition but ...

    Geometric Shapes Activity STEM Math Idea for Kids

    Ready, Aim, FIRE! Sight Word Game...can use paper plates too :)

    Guess the Hidden Numbers -- would be great for letters too.

    Pinner says: "This is the CUTEST writing assignment EVER!!! I did this a few years ago and their ideas of my secret life were hilarious!"

    guided writing week 1. No more stick figures!

    This is cute! It also stops kids from blaming each other! Perfect for a classroom!

    Awesome anchor chart for making the concept of telling time SO concrete