Great ways to encourage and connect with your kids on a different level. Kids respond very well to encouragement, especially early in life. The more you encourage them, the more confident they will be in who they are.
Cutest classroom photo idea ever.
Teaching Besties: Tour Katie's Kindergarten Classroom--LOVE THIS! The kids "leave a message" for the teacher to hear later.
This is why PLCs and any time given for colleagues to a professional development session together is so essential and importantl!
Have student wrinkle up the paper heart (not tearing it) and then try to flatten it out. Discuss how words or actions can harm a heart and take time to heal. Good first week of school activity or for an anti-bullying activity.
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Preschool poem-- beginning of year or frame for the hall?
A lovely poem to promote outside play… Dirt on my shirt! Think I might have this book… To many to keep track of jeff foxworthy poem book I think
Make an Experience Book to Build Language. Good for students with additional needs and also those with English as an additional language (use to build vocab). Could be turned into a personal living history project.
Every child deserves a champion--an adult who will never give up on them. These ideally should be their parents
A Look at a Full Day Kindergarten Schedule
An interesting look into a full day kindergarten schedule that incorporates play into their day! A great article for early childhood teachers to consider. From The Kindergarten Connection
This is a great way to display family pictures! I love how it brings nature inside and connects all family trees together as one classroom family tree.
Inference Bags: Students fill with secret item. Write clues on a card and attach to outside. Put name on bag. Other students guess what is inside.
Crazy Bulletin Boards Antics
Save extra pieces of borders to create hats celebrating small victories in the classroom. What a simple and fun way to use that excess border!
School Supply Caddy: Using a serving plate stand or even maybe a plant stand, you paint cans in whatever colors, get buckets and fill with school supplies or art supplies. Kids can use & put back easily. Go one step further and label each can.