painting like Michelangelo. I did this with my class this year and they STILL talk about it. It was all over the the floor and on their hair and clothes, but it was SO super fun!!  This is also great for students struggling with fine motor hand writing. It builds strength in pincer grasp.

painting like Michelangelo. Instead of just having sketching time- discover and study Michelangelo, how he hanged upside down while painting. This is also great for students struggling with fine motor hand writing. It builds strength in pincer grasp.

Colorful Pom Pom Tube drop activity.  Great for color matching and fine motor development.  They could even use tweezers to pick up and place the pom poms for more fine motor exercise.

Princesses, Pies, & Preschool Pizzazz: Pom-Pom Color Fun for Toddlers - fun motor skill development

Have the classroom rules visible so students never have the excuse that they forgot the rules.

Have the classroom rules visible so students can see them. I start the day with a quick reminder of the rules when I have a difficult class.

I wanted to share with you how I use Cynthia Rylant’s book The Relatives Came in my classroom to introduce reader’s workshop, gather writing samples, and surprise my class with a week-ending event they talk about all year.

Kindergarten Classroom - I wanted to share with you how I use Cynthia Rylant’s book The Relatives Came in my classroom to introduce reader’s workshop, gather writing samples, and surprise my class with a week-ending event they talk about all year.

Are you teaching your students about growth mindset? These books by Kobi Yamada are perfect for helping students understand how to reframe issues. What Do You Do With and Idea and What Do You Do With a Problem are an easy-to-use, brilliant resource for your classroom!

Growth Mindset Picture Books

Are you teaching your students about growth mindset? These books by Kobi Yamada are perfect for helping students understand how to reframe issues. What Do You Do With and Idea and What Do You Do With a Problem are an easy-to-use, brilliant resource for yo

17 Ways to Build Fine Motor Activities Into Your Curriculum --Showing what they know without a pencil while building fine motor muscles.

17 Ways To Build Fine Motor Activities Into Your Curriculum

Fine Motor Skills - 17 Ways to Build Fine Motor Activities Into Your Curriculum --Showing what they know without a pencil while building fine motor muscles.

Morning Routine/Sing-A-Longs: In Kindergarten especially, morning routines that include sing-a-longs are extremely important to get brains woke up and ready to learn! This was an activity that I created in my practicum K class that the kids loved! Everyday we had a "Word of the day" that the helper picked from our magic bag. We filled in the blanks of the song with this word, and sang through our new tune twice together, and the students even sang once alone!

Morning Routine/Sing-A-Longs: In Kindergarten especially, morning routines that include sing-a-longs are extremely important to get brains woke up and ready to learn!

@Angel Winterscheidt Giancaterino Look! A new pocket chart idea and we can teach days of the week!

Kittiyachavalit / Design & Happiness Kittiyachavalit / Design & Happiness Winterscheidt Giancaterino Look! A new pocket chart idea and we can teach days of the week!

Sharing ideas for organization and enrichment in a kindergarten classroom

The 30 Best iPad Apps for Kindergarten

The 30 Best iPad Apps for KindergartenBrand New Birthday BoardHand Signal BookmarkTeaching Back to School ProceduresBook Study: Word Nerds Chapter 1 Más

We put this basket in the teachers lounge for all the teachers.

We put this basket in the teachers lounge for all the teachers. (Payment for a days worth of grand candy bars)

Classroom rules for elementary students, but with a twist. They encourage your students to think more deeply about their behavior and what you expect from them. A great class rules poster set that focuses on a growth mindset and is a perfect morning meeting activity. Click to find out more!

Classroom Rules Posters (Class Rules Posters)

Classroom rules for elementary students, but with a twist. They encourage your students to think more deeply about their behavior and what you expect from them. A great class rules poster set that focuses on a growth mindset and is a perfect morning meet

Mrs. Jones's Kindergarten: anchor charts

What Writers Do! This is a basic anchor chart for Kindergarten and First grade teachers. Teachers can use this chart to teach students about what writer do before writing a story. It has pictures and basic words for students to read.

The Blurt Chart - Help set clear expectations for your classroom to maximize positive behavior and reduce blurting out and classroom interruptions. By The Pinspired Teacher | Classroom Management | Behavior Chart | Blurt Alert | Behavior Management | Classroom Management Ideas

9 Guaranteed Ways to Stop Students from Blurting Out

The Blurt Chart - Help set clear expectations for your classroom to maximize positive behavior and reduce blurting out and classroom interruptions. By The Pinspired Teacher Classroom Management Behavior Chart Blurt Alert Behavior Management Clas

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