Magic Ketchup Experiment - Magic or Science??
It looks like magic, but it's all about liquid density. Have fun fooling your friends with this easy experiment.
Goals in Sight
Ahh what a day! I don't think there is any feeling comparable to walking into a classroom that is absolutely empty, and in a few magical weeks, transforming into a space to inspire young minds! It may be one of my favorite parts of the job. Today, I created a goals bulletin board. I half got this idea off Pinterest/ half tweaked it to fit my class' needs. We have daily classroom meetings in room 10! I love this. It brings us together and lets the students know they are a part of a team! I…
Keepin' It Kool In KinderLand
Ok, so I lied. I thought my previous post would be the last one before my surgery, but I just haaaaad to write one more :) I am going in at 3:00 today - eeeek! Here goes nothing! I left this little note for my sweeties on the Chit Chat board for my sub to read to them. I had two of them absolutely BAWLING as they left the room yesterday, saying that they just couldn't do it without me. Gosh they are so cute! One of them even brought me a "Get Well" gift full of yummy treats, magazines, and…
On the Tough Realities:
No question, teaching is one of the toughest and most satisfying gigs around. We've gathered 27 of our favorite quotes on the high-wire act that is being a teacher. Save them for that day when it's raining papers to grade and IEP forms and you need a little inspiration.
Teaching Kids How to Write a Sentence
Welcome back to Preschool and Kindergarten Writing Lessons, a 10 week writing series between The Measured Mom and me. If you are just joining us, feel free to visit the post that includes all the links to our series so far. Today, I’d like to talk a little about teaching kids how to write a ... Read More about Teaching Kids How to Write a Sentence
Summer Stock Up! - Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten
If you thought exit tickets were just for the older grades, check out these AMAZING primary common core math exit tickets. Even if you've never used exit tickets, these are SO quick and easy to use!
Week 1 Writing
Now that we've got the first week of school behind us, we're starting to get some serious learning in! I still have another week until I start my small groups and guided reading so we have a lot of time to teach explicit expectations! This week in writing is one of my very favorite! On the first day of school I always have my students draw a self portrait...just to see where we are! I got a lot of illustrations like this (I love these...adorable!!) This shows me exactly where my students are…
Well, it's that time of year again! Spring Fever is in fullllll motion! This week has been a difficult one for me. I remember the stress of teaching full time, I haven't forgotten. However, this time of transition for our family has left me really remembering why I started to teach in the first place. I've been substituting until I find a full time job. I really, really miss the classroom! I know we all have things we wish we could change about education...that will never change! Teachers do…
How to Grow Your Own Crystal Geodes – A Cool Science Experiment for Kids
Growing crystal geodes is very simple, but it requires a bit of time. It's a cool science experiment that kids as young as 5 can help with.
The 2 Teaching Divas
Great pack with all kinds of activities to learn about Martin Luther King Jr! Included you will find: MLK KWL chart, MLK Peekover, I have a dream, MLK facts, Martin and Me venn diagram, MLK fact sheet, What Peace Means to Me, Who was MLK, MLK mini-reader, timeline, MLK pennant, teaching diversity egg activity, and Following in Dr. King's footsteps. Please contact me with any questions. Samples of Peekover are included in the pack! Get your own copy RIGHT HERE!!
Lion Mask - Fantastic Fun & Learning
Make this paper plate lion mask craft for kids to use during pretend play and story telling. It's also great fine motor practice.
Simple Science: Growing Crystals - The Joys of Boys
A simple science project about growing crystals. It is fun for kids to watch their crystals grow more and more each day.