• Preschool Bridging to Kindergarten
  • Fine motor skills to practice in a small group with your preschoolers! Preschoolers not only learn how to play bingo but work on their fine motor skills as well. Your student will trace various fine motor lines - great practice for handwriting! 6 Different Boards ...and a bonus with 10 fine motor exercises included! DIRECTIONS: 1. Print all of the pages on card stock and laminate for durability. 2. Cut out the cards. 3. Each player gets a different Fine Motor Card and a dry erase marker. 4. Put the cards in a pile. The caller pulls a card at random, shows it to the players and places it on the Caller Board. 5. If a player has it on their board, the player traces the line. 6. When a player completes their board, that person wins.
  • Starting the month with Acrostic poems is a great way for students to use their senses to help them come up with words to describe the month. The set is differentiated with 3 different writing lines best suited for your students.
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    Morning Meeting Messages is great for August/September Morning Meeting for kindergarten. This is a digital resource perfect for your kindergarten classroom. Get started back to school with this ready to go resource. This resource is a great template you can use to guide your daily morning meeting. Each day has a welcome/morning work slide you can have displaying your students work for that morning. If you purchased my morning work, I already have added it to the slide. If you are not using it, just delete that slide. To signal the start of morning work, I have a good morning song that I have added. After greeting, there is a slide you can add your group activity. Next, there is a slide that prompts you to go through your calendar routine. Then you read your morning message which is easily customizable. Do a quick language and math activity, then finally close it up with a think and share. Morning Meeting Slide Templates Morning Work Song Greeting Group Activity Message / Math & Language Activity Think and Share The skills covered are: Rhyming Beginning Sounds Prepositions Missing Number Brainstorming words that start with letter Counting 1-10 Speaking Skills

    Morning Work

    This packet contains 20 days of morning work for the month of September for Kindergarten. Each activity is on half a page - saving you paper. Students will either glue the entire page into their "Good Morning Work" Interactive Notebook or follow the directions and add a portion of the paper according to the activity. Your students will practice a variety of fine motor, writing, counting, rhyming activities perfect for back to school.

    Monthly Homework Pages for Kindergarten (August/September) Weeks 1-4

     These monthly homework pages are a good way to extend learning to home. The front of the homework page has a place to track counting, reading at home, sight words and alphabet linking chart checklist. Students will practice writing, beginning sounds, rhyming, and counting for the first four weeks. The back of the page is titled "Extra Practice" and allows families to choose extension activities that are fun to do. Each week there are also QR code links to stories to listen to. FILE ALLOWS YOU TO EDIT 1) Letter to Parents 2) Sight Words
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  • This packet is a great way to help incoming kindergarteners get excited about materials, procedures, and routines. It is a great activity for back to school -- guided discovery is perfect to use for the first 4-6 weeks of school,: To excite children about classroom materials. To help children explore materials with confidence and imagination. To build a common vocabulary. To help children build a repertoire of constructive uses for materials. To enable children to make independent and purposeful choices To develop children’s ability to work cooperatively and learn from each other. To establish and teach norms and routines for the use, care, and storage of materials. Use this resource to model correct use of materials and as a starting point to teach procedures and routines. This resource covers: What is Guided Discovery? Letter to Parents about Guided Discovery Pencil & Eraser Crayons Markers for tracing Markers for coloring Colored pencils Highlighter Cotton Swabs to Paint Dauber Cutting with Scissors Scissors & Glue Stick Scissors & Liquid Glue Folding Paper Taping Paper Using a Stapler Tearing Paper Watercolors Tempera Paints Ruler as a Straight Edge Morning Routine (Entering Class) Morning Meeting Walking in the Hallway Listening Getting Teacher’s Attention Using the bathroom Keeping hands clean Cleaning up spills Cleaning up crumbs Wiping Nose Using Computer Using Ipad Using Headphones Class Library Playground Behavior Dismissal From School
  • Kids Discover the Five Senses Using Fun Science Exploration

    Observational skills are key to science exploration. This unit gives students an introduction to how we use our senses to explore the world. A very important skill to becoming a successful scientist. In this unit students will dive deep and explore one sense at a time. I recommended exploring one sense at a time, each on a different day. A great way to introduce this unit is to talk about how we experience the world. Writing Paper (Pages 8-9) Pocket Chart (Pages 10-13) We explore the world with our senses. We touch, taste, hear, see, and smell. Vocabulary (Pages 14-16) Sense of Touch (Pages 17-24) Sense of Smell (pages 25-29) Sense of Taste (Pages 30-36) Sense of Sight (Pages 31-41) Sense of Hearing (pages 42-44) Listening Activity with MP3 included in packet Senses Assessment Activities (Pages 45-55)
  • Sight word practice using 25 high frequency words - see the list below. There are three activities included. The first sight word activity is meant to be introduced in class then sent home to be practiced independently. Write the sight word to complete the sentence then read sentence four times and color a pumpkin in after each successful reading. The second activity is color by sight words. This is a fun way to reinforce sight words and get fine motor practice in. The third is a great center activity. Print out the cards and laminate. Your students will read, trace and write the word they chose on the worksheet. SIGHT WORD LIST My See I Look At Have A She He Is The For You Where Big And This Like Can Go To We At With Little Are Play Said Come Help Down Away Jump
  • Short a resource that integrates technology. Your students will complete 4 short a activities and an assessment. CVC short a word activities include skills such as typing and matching. Lot's of fun! Before using google slides make sure that your students can: Use a mouse Type Backspace to erase text If they delete by accident, they know how to undo Drag shapes, boxes, and text Google slides is a great way to integrate technology into your literacy station. It is like a digital task card -- no printing and you can monitor each student's work!
  • Looking for fun fall activities aligned to the common core for KG & Grade 1? Download the preview! Activities included: Alphabet (beginning sounds, capital & lowercase letters) Counting 1-10 and by 10's Roll, count, color (Counting, addition) Tens frame 1-20 Pumpkins 1-100 Same & Different Autumn Word Stamp & Reader Pumpkin Investigation Observation Growth Parts of a Pumpkin Inside a Pumpkin Pumpkin Shape Book
  • They are 26 alphabet mini-books, the vowels are all short except for the "unicorn" in U. The books are perfect for independent reading time. Also good for vocabulary building in ESL/EFL.
  • Are you planning a 2-D shapes exploration? If so please download my preview to see how this 51 page pack can help. This packets comes with nine different shapes your student will learn and work with: circle, oval, rectangle, square, triangle, hexagon, octagon, Pentagon, and you will have the option of using either the word diamond or rhombus. Page: 5:KWL chart 6-15: Math center cards (name, shape, description, real life example) 16-25: Level Flip Book 26-35: Shape Posters 36-38: 2-D Interactive Mini Book 39: QR Code Listening Center 40: Listening Skills / Assessment Page 41-49: Large Shape Cut Outs 50-51: Bonus Pages "How many shapes to fill ___?"
  • 3 versions of the I have - who has game! Capital Letters Lower Case Letters Beginning Sounds
  • Alphabet centers made with boys in mind. If you are struggling to get your son or male student interested in the alphabet letter name and sounds this pack will get them excited. Badge & Book’em File Student will design their badge that they can wear while playing the centers. The Book’em file is a cover for the book’em file pages. Center 1: Match the Loot Student will match the picture and letter loot cards using the handcuffs to place the loot. Center 2: Book’em Student will choose a loot card and then use the pages in the Book’em file to “book” by writing the letter, copying a word wall word that starts with the letter and finally stamping the letter. Then the student will place the loot card in jail. If just learning the letters, use the letter loot cards. If the student is good at recognition and working on sounds then use the picture loot cards. The two book’em files differ, one of them has a “match” option, where the student will also match the letter and picture card. Worksheet 1: Suspect Line Up Student will choose a letter/picture loot card (depends on if you are working on recognition or sound) and then match the suspect on the sheet. Student will then color in the correct suspect.