Were you one of the ones who had a simple worry of the full moon and Friday the 13th being in the same week, to having your world turned upside down instead? There is a scramble to not only find free resources for kindergarten classes, but also try to find resources to help us home school our own children as well. In this post, I have put together some ah-mazing free kindergarten resources that will hopefully help you out through all of this! Free Kindergarten Resources Select the image to download the resource Opposites Boom Cards Boom cards!!!! At our house we are loving boom cards! Not only are the educational and give ... Read More
Getting Students to Work Together
Are you having trouble getting your students to work together? Back in the day, we had kindergarten classrooms that were mainly focused around play. And while today that might be looked at as a bad thing, it was the what we needed. This is where we learned to work together. With less and less time to figure this social skill out on their own, teachers are having to find time to make it work within their lessons. Here are some tips to help you and your students be successful with working together. Squeeze a mini lesson into your day WHAT!? Squeeze something ELSE into our day? I know that seems daunting but hear me out... We all know that ... Read More
Be Prepared for Back To School!
Back to School time is daunting. You need to get your classroom together, attend professional development, meet with your team.... basically the list could go on and on. So while you are in charge of all of those shenanigans, I have got you covered when it comes to organization and prep for the first couple of weeks - and better than that, it is all FREE!Say whaaat?! Stay on track with parent communication from the start Newsletters and Calendars make parent communication easy. With editable features, you can easily plug in your information, print, and go! Organize yourself with behavior documentation If I had to pick my all time ... Read More
Making Positive Changes NOW.
When the Parkland tragedy happened, we all watched something major happen. More students and teachers than ever before came together to demand change. The most prominent demand was change in laws. While this was insanely inspiring to me, I also felt frustration. Frustration that laws take time.... sometimes they take a lot of time. All I kept thinking about is WHAT CAN WE DO NOW?! Get administration involved We need to get administration on board with stronger support with behavior and emotional issues within our classroom. How many of you have had a student in your classroom that just isn't responding to any of the methods or resources that you ... Read More
Changes In Education
Changes! Changes everywhere! It has been a HOT MINUTE since I last posted. It is because I have been as sick as a dog, BUT it has been for good reason. I am expecting our second baby! If I am not found on the couch sipping a ginger ale, I am usually napping when my daughter is asleep. It has been a rough one... let me tell ya, second pregnancy has been no joke for me. Enough about me though.... I am ready and eager to jump back into some Classroom Management Monday posts (and get back to creating some products to help you out)! Today I want to talk a bit about what is happening in our country. You guys, a big change in education is happening ... Read More
Stocking Stuffer Sunday!!
Happy Sunday friends!!! We are just one week away from Christmas! Can you believe it? Whether you still have a few days left of school this week, or are already out and enjoying your much needed break, you deserve something just for YOU. As a teacher you are always putting everyone else before yourself... you have worked hard this year, probably brought some of that work home, worried about your students, then on top of that you made time to shop for your family, etc. etc. etc. Well my friend, it is time to celebrate YOU! Some amazing teacher friends and I have teamed up to bring you Stocking Stuffer Sunday! We are each giving away some of our ... Read More