10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten
10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten You have seen this before, I know. You have tried to get the word out to parents exactly what should be worked on at home to prepare for Kindergarten. Needless to say, these skills are not mastered BEFORE Kindergarten. They are worked on before, during, and after Kindergarten. I like to put this on my parent website so that Moms and Dads can see what they need to do with their incoming Kinder. Because the year is fresh, parents are more likely…
Improving Scissor Skills with Play Dough - The OT Toolbox
Little Guy is just learning how to hold the scissors, how to coordinate both hands together when cutting, how to open and shut the blades of the scissors to cut smooth lines, and how to stay on a line when cutting. This little activity is perfect to work on all of those things. Plus, he ... Read more Improving Scissor Skills with Play Dough
Playlist: Unexpected Parent Dance Songs | A Practical Wedding
I love this...have the parent write the address at Open House and then send a positive note home for each student at some point during the year.
Kindergarten Open House, Meet and Greet or Orientation Scavenger Hunt
Does your school have an Open House, Meet and Greet or Orientation before the first day of school?This little scavenger hunt is a good way for the kiddos to meet their teacher and become familiar with the room and their surroundings.Have your new students go around the room checking off some of the different places in their new classroom as they go.
First Week of Kindergarten
So flash back to the end of the school year. You were high-fiving and hugging your practically first graders and sending them off for some fun in the sun. You sent them off as readers and writers, scientists and mathematicians. In that moment, it's difficult to remember how they came to you. When you met them in August, they couldn't read, write, add, tie their shoes, spell their name. Oh, and they were short. When do they get so tall?!?? The first few weeks, from what I can recall (since I…
I went to college because I wanted to teach young children. I have always been much more comfortable singing silly songs, reading stories or playing with puppets in front of a class of 4-6 year ol…
Open House with a few FREEBIES!
Do you have an Open House or Back to School Night? Well last week, we had ours! Here are a few highlights from our Open House Night with tons of freebies mixed in! I'll be
Meet the Teacher Newsletter Template EDITABLE- Bee - Black and Yellow Themed
MEET THE TEACHER!! Perfect for Open House or the first days of school! Completely editable!! Bee Themed! Black and yellow themed!
A Little Doh for a Little Dough
Like many of you, I do a "Meet & Greet" before the first day of school. It's a great chance to meet the families, ease some anxieties and stir up some excitement for the year to come. I like to give the kids a little goody to take with them and I usually do the "Lucky Charms" goody bags because they're so cute (and inexpensive). Because of the severe food allergies of a couple of students, I needed to come up with a new idea. Aiming again for cute and inexpensive, I headed to - anyone care…
Fun Bulletin Board Ideas For March: Signs Of Spring
Change the "L" to "Loving classroom" and use for a classroom welcome sign!!
**Visit The Colorful Apple for an UPDATED version of this post!** Hi all! I've been MIA for quite some time now...it must be back to school time! It was a bit of a challenging back to school this year, for a variety of reasons. But my class was wonderful yesterday so I think we are going to have a great year! Thursday night was Open House, so I wanted to share some a lot of pictures! I borrowed a LOT of these ideas from fellow bloggers and Pinterest. I will share where I got my inspiration…
Popping in to Say Thanks
I've been running at full speed this week trying to get ready for our first day of school on Monday. Tomorrow is our back to school night. When I saw this awesome open house idea by Jodi from her wonderful blog Fun in First Grade, it was calling my name! I already had this box of popcorn that I had bought at the end of last school year for my class. I ended up only using a couple of packs so I had just enough packs left for my new students. Jodi had posted this adorable printable so all I…
Meet the Teacher Tips & Ideas - Cara Carroll
Well…it’s about that time. Time to go back to school. Do I hear a resonating sigh?? Or are you ready for routine and structure?! Me personally…I need routine! At any rate, with the approach of a new year also comes the anticipation of Meet the Teacher night. I absolutely LOVE Meet the Teacher! I …