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Bees Non-Fiction Insect Animal Unit for Kindergarten to 2nd grade
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Bees Non-Fiction Insect Animal Unit for Kindergarten to 2nd grade

Hello teachers! Spring’s out, and little critters come out of hibernation. So are our little learners! With good weather, it’s finally a good time to explore outside and see animals and insects. What’s a perfect activity to whip out? Bring the Bees Non-Fiction Insect Animal Unit! Most young children develop an early fascination with different…

Using Engaging Math and Literacy Clip Cards in Kindergarten
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Using Engaging Math and Literacy Clip Cards in Kindergarten

Clip cards are one of the most versatile learning materials in the kindergarten classroom. It lets you accomplish many goals with your learners, like hand-eye coordination, tactile skills, pincer grip, and other fine motor skills. It’s a fun way to exercise those little hands! Plus, it will be a fun way to introduce your kids…

Cute and Sparkly Snowflake Popsicle Stick Winter Fine Motor Craft 

Cute and Sparkly Snowflake Popsicle Stick Winter Fine Motor Craft 

Here’s another fine motor practice for your little learners: winter snowflake popsicles that are cute and sparkly and can serve as nifty winter ornaments. Learners stick together colored or plain popsicle sticks in the middle to form a snowflake shape and decorate it with glitter, buttons, and googly eyes. It’s a fun craft for kids…

200+ Wonderful 2D Shapes Worksheets for Kindergarten – The Bundle
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200+ Wonderful 2D Shapes Worksheets for Kindergarten – The Bundle

Shapes are everywhere, and it’s hard not to notice them! Talking about shapes gets almost every kid excited. Introducing shape manipulatives and different activities are a great way to add interest to your kindergarten math centers. It’s always more fun when there is more than one way to practice their knowledge about two-dimensional shapes! This part…

20 Amazing Back-to-School Books To Read Aloud for Kindergarten
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20 Amazing Back-to-School Books To Read Aloud for Kindergarten

As summer comes to an end, for teachers it can only mean one thing: it’s back-to-school season! For the little learners who are stepping for the first time into the classroom, they are filled with different emotions and expectations. These 20 Back-to-School Books are a great collection to read aloud to your kindergarteners. Having to…

Back to School Tips for Teachers – A Smooth Start to the School Year
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Back to School Tips for Teachers – A Smooth Start to the School Year

It’s time to go back to school, and, of course, kindergarten is such an important part of starting your students’ academic careers off right! Whether it’s steps to get organized or setting the tone for strong academics, here are some back to school tips for a smooth start to the school year.  Back to School…