Mommy & Me Book: Handprint ABCs - The Home Teacher
I am in LOVE with handprint art. It captures those sweet little hands in a way that simply melts my heart! Since I have become a Pinterest addict, I have pinned a ton of really cute handprint activities and about 9 months ago I thought I should start doing some of them. Yes people- the …
Handprint Acorn Craft for Kids to Make - Crafty Morning
Handprint Acorn Art Project #Fall craft for kids - This was our attempt which still turned out cute even though she wouldn't put her fingers together!
Initial Letter Name Activity and Bulletin Board - Prek - K
A veteran kindergarten teacher shares a letter and sound activity for the first days of the new school year. It is based upon the students' names and results in an interactive bulletin board display.
I posted before about pre-writing and pre-reading activities that have helped Tabitha to develop some of the skills she will eventually need for reading and writing. Over the last few months she ha…
Back to School Communication & Meet the Teacher
Have parents fill out this Back to School form at Meet the Teacher Night to open a positive line of communication and get to know their child.
Developing Fine Motor Skills
Taking the time to build and develop fine motor skills is just as important as teaching your Littles letter names and sounds, numbers, counting, etc. etc. Unfortunately, this is a skill that is often overlooked. Having strong hand muscles and fine motor skills is the foundation that our students need to grasp a pencil, ... Read More about Developing Fine Motor Skills
Turn Any Chair Into a Play Kitchen!
Turn Any Chair Into a Play Kitchen! - The absolute funniest family FAILs & WINs that every parent should see once their kids are old enough.
'Graduation' Bulletin Board Crossword
Graduation Bulletin Boards, Celebrate 100th Day Poster, Excellence in Early Education at RainbowsWithinReach
The First Three Days
Well I’m back in the swing of things. The first three days were pretty good. I have 16 lovely first graders, and I think we’re going to have a great year. This week we worked on routines and expectations. My students loved the Marshmallow Toes! Thanks to Kelli at Castles and Crayons! Here are some more pictures of my classroom. Ignore the sorting bins for supplies. My Important Times wall and clock! Thanks to Mrs. Lemons at Step into Second Grade and Lauren at Just Add Clipart. This year…
Space themed sensory table with black beans, star buttons from Joanne's Fabric Store, kids tweezers and a bowl for sorting. Great for sensory, fine motor, and social development.
When I grow up...
I have to confess I wasn't going to make a slideshow this year...I usually make one but I have been so busy getting everything else ready and I didn't feel my picture taking this year was as good as years past. But then I was talking with a parent this morning and she talked me into it. So, I was putting all my pictures into an iPhoto album which is SUPER easy to turn into a slideshow....and I realized I needed an ending. While I was blog stalking a few months ago I found THIS super cute…