Time filler games are a necessity in the classroom! Don't you hate those awkward few minutes between activities we all have with our students? You know, when everyone's packed up and just waiting for the bell to ring, or when there are only four minutes before lunch, or the lesson you planned went much more quickly than you intended? You don't have time to do any real work, but you want ... Read More about Quick Time Filler Games for Kindergarten
As the end of the school year approaches, it’s easy to get caught up in the crazy to-do lists of all the tasks that need to be accomplished. While there’s no doubt that the logistical details are important, equally important is the need to slow down, enjoy the end of the year activities, and savor the last remaining days and weeks with your students. Here are six ways to help you cross the finish ... Read More about 6 Ways to Savor the End of the School Year
Once May rolls around the summer countdown is ON. As hard as you might try, it can be a real struggle to keep kids on task and engaged with only a few weeks left of school. Add in end of the year and summer activities for Kindergarten like an End of the Year ABC Countdown and the odds are stacked against you! As teachers we know how important it is to plan fun activities for our students ... Read More about Hands-On Summer Activities for Kindergarten
The ideal situation for teachers at the end of the school year is to be able to get organized, lock up their room and head out for summer break. Unfortunately, many teachers don't have that option. So you may find yourself packing up your classroom. Maybe the room is used for a summer camp, or maybe the building is going to be under construction. Perhaps there is a change in grade levels or even a ... Read More about Packing Your Classroom…Like a Boss!
Looking for a fun way to wrap up the school year and keep kids motivated? Celebrate the last 26 days with these ABC countdown ideas! Create a calendar that includes a special theme of activity for each day. Make sure to share it with parents so they can help their little ones come to school prepared with any special items they may need (socks, hats, books, etc.) I've included several options for ... Read More about End of the Year ABC Countdown Ideas