Achievable Lesson Plan for Last Week of Class with Kindergartners classroom community classroom management classroom routines elementary teacher end of the year kindergarten kindergarten teacher

The last week of class with kindergartners can be chaotic as they can feel the semester coming to an end. With Christmas or summer being around the corner, it can make it difficult to engage them and keep their attention. 

We get stuck wondering things like, “How can I keep their...

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What Your Teacher Actually Wants: Holiday Gift Guide classroom routines end of the year first grade kindergarten kindergarten teacher second grade teacher tips

It can be hard to find the perfect gift for the teacher in your life. To most it may seem like everything’s already been done. A mug with an apple on it is a heartfelt idea, but your child’s teacher likely has a cabinet full of them. 

You may be wondering “What’s a...

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Three SUPER IMPORTANT things to do on the first day of kindergarten for a successful year classroom expectations classroom management first day of school kindergarten

Starting a new school year is an exciting time. Students and teachers come in not knowing what the year will look like but eager to start. The important thing to remember as a kindergarten teacher is that the first day of the year greatly impacts the days that follow. So, I recommend doing...

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Five Brand New Ways to Teach Character Education in Kindergarten character education kindergarten sel social emotional learning

What is character education?

Character education is the strategy of teaching students how to be respectful and responsible contributors to their home and school community. Character education in kindergarten must be purposeful and thoughtful. It is the start of their school experience and will...

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