Sweet Pea - Kindergarten

Collection by Amy Bachman

Cloud inspector. HOW COOL - love clouds x

Weather Window: Cloud Identification & Weather Prediction Activity Kit For Kids

Here's a great way to teach about cloud identification and classification! Each child makes their own Nature-Watch Weather Window - a hand-held frame with a variety of cloud types classified by altitude. Kit includes cardboard frames and cloud pictures. Participants will cut out each picture and glue them onto their very own Weather Window! Then, head outside and match real clouds to the photos. Identify the cloud type and discuss what type of weather might follow as a result. Our exclusive…

Practice Spelling Words

10 Ways to Teach Sight Words for Literacy Station and Guided Reading Group Activities

Kindergarten activities to teach Sight Words. Great for literacy stations, centers, daily 5, or guided reading groups.

One minute activities to get the kids' blood pumping and to break up sit-down time.  Tutorial.

Keep Calm and Teach On

So I am a few days late... but it's summer! Who follows deadlines in the summer?!? Thanks to Farley for hosting this each month! So I was basically totally unavailable during June in a very good way! I was helping my parents move to Madison, WI for a week and a half, then I came home and moved myself (our house sold, YAY), now my little bro is visiting and tomorrow we are heading off to visit my parents again! It has been a whirlwind month, but a very fun one filled with family! I have…

Rainbow writing salt tray + lots of rainbow-themed literacy ideas

Rainbow themed literacy activities - NurtureStore

Rainbow themed literacy activities and free printables - part of a complete rainbow-themed unit.

Magic e wand...I like this too

Look out for "Magic E!"

We've been working on silent e for over a month now. Students are seeming to get it and apply it (for the most part) during writing worksh...

DIY flip book! Word families, making words, blending practice.

Early Literacy Tool: Phonetic Flip Chart

Our oldest has learned her letters, the sounds that they make, and is starting to blend sounds. We have even begun learning sight words, but have yet to

Beginning Sound Scoops! Great way to practice beginning sounds (phonics)!

Beginning Sound Scoops!

Teaching Beginning Sounds is one of the very first steps in learning how to read. I take this task very seriously and try my best to make it FUN! When a

Learning to read recipe book.

Learn to Read Recipe Book

One of the homemade Christmas gifts I did for Abby (Eric's 3 year old niece) was a Kid's "Recipe" Book. She is turning 4 in May and knows l...

Grow seeds in a CD case for viewing

Art Projects for Kids · How to Draw Art Lessons for Kids

Bringing out the best in children's art

Where do I live with free printable

Where Do I Live Printable Activity

Kids will have fun while learning Where do I Live with this printable activity perfect for Expanding Horizons with Prek, Kindergarten, and 1st graders.

Phonics ladders


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Such a simple (very Montessori) game.  You can also do this with dice for younger kids instead of cards.

.: Embracing Life :.

.: Noticing my oldest son playing marbles while a very interested kitten looks on :. As mothers we do not receive a standard handbook that tells us exactly what to do or not do. Rather we live alongside our little...

Classroom Decor Mistakes Are Proof You're Trying Poster #classroomdecor

Classroom Decor, Mistakes Are Proof You're Trying Poster, Classroom Poster, Educational Motivational Poster, Mistakes Expected, Respected

MISTAKES ARE: -expected -respected -inspected -corrected A great poster to hang in a classroom, school guidance counselor office, school social worker office, child therapist or child psychologist office to remind kids that it's okay to make mistakes and that trying is what is really important! A great reminder to boost confidence and participation in the classroom. A very cute poster to decorate the classroom, social worker office, therapist office or counselor office with. Features nice…

Montessori homeschool DIY

Free Montessori Puzzles

We are very into puzzles these days so I was THRILLED to discover this collection of free printable Montessori style puzzles. I made this turtle puzzle from Montessori N’ Such out of foam. Li…

activity for teaching children how many like coins are in a dollar!!

The Activity Mom - Sharing Activities and Ideas that Make Learning Fun

Sharing Activities and Ideas to Make Learning Fun