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A playlist for morning arrival in your classroom. Upbeat/fast/exciting music gets our kids awake and helps them start the day in a more energetic and alert mood! Great classroom management tool, love the idea of a morning playlist Kindergarten Smorgasboard, Kindergarten Classroom, Classroom Activities, Classroom Organization, Kindergarten Songs, Classroom Ideas, Kindergarten Procedures, Preschool Classroom Management, Kindergarten Schedule

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Howdy! I am Mr. Greg from The Kindergarten Smorgasboard. My real name is Greg Smedley-Warren. I have been teaching for 11 years. I spent a year teaching fifth grade, two years in second grade and am now in my 9th year in Kindergarten. Kindergarten is my passion and my calling but honestly, that wasn’t how it started. When I was moved to Kindergarten (not voluntarily!) I called my mommy and cried. But on the first day, I fell in love and knew that Kindergarten is where I belonged. I have…

Back to school night Weekly Newsletter Templates-- Makes home communication a BREEZE! 3rd Grade Classroom, Kindergarten Classroom, School Classroom, Classroom Activities, Classroom Ideas, Future Classroom, Classroom Pictures, Seasonal Classrooms, Montessori Elementary

EDITABLE Weekly Newsletter Templates

I send home a weekly newsletter every Friday! Now communication is made simple with these already made templates! Simply type right in the text boxes! There are several different varieties for you to switch between for each week. Click "Preview" to see what's included! Includes a PowerPoint versio...

FREE simile self-portrait printable poem template! Week 5 Fourth grade Teaching Poetry, Teaching Language Arts, Teaching Writing, Student Teaching, Kindergarten Poetry, Writing Rubrics, Paragraph Writing, Teaching Grammar, Persuasive Writing

Poetry Unit Plus FREEBIE!

Poetry is important because it promotes literacy, builds community, and fosters social/emotional learning. If you're not quite satisfied with your current poetry teaching tools, check out this...

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St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Man Craft

This Shamrock man is an easy and super inexpensive kid craft project for St. Patrick's Day.

Quick notes to send home to parents. Great Time Savers and Ways to Increase Parent Communication and Save YOU Time! Teacher Organization, Teacher Tools, Teacher Resources, Organized Teacher, Teachers Toolbox, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Time, Teacher Binder, Teaching Strategies

Parent Notes | Parent Communication

Communication with parents is very important to promote student progress and success. This FREE packet contains quick notes that will help you keep parents informed and keep the lines of communication open.Notes print in black and white, 3 to a page. There are lines for you to write in important in...

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Positive Notes for Students FREEBIE!

It's always my intention to praise students, however, we teachers get busy and tend to forget! These already made notes will help you remember and will take no time at all! In the beginning of the year, I'll print several copies and have them cut and ready to go! I like to stick them in students' de...

Books Teachers Love for March! Looking for some March reading month ideas and activities? Reading Comprehension with QR codes in the classroom. I love the FREE kindness activity to encourage those to share why they are lucky! Its the perfect St. Kindness Activities, Holiday Activities, Classroom Activities, Classroom Ideas, Classroom Tree, Kindness Projects, Future Classroom, Kid Activities, Love Teacher

Books Teachers Love: March

It's that time again! 12 bloggers are sharing their favorite read aloud for the month AND giving away four of these books for free! I'm so excited to share my book! The book is called, Fiona's Luck. It's a story about how there once was luck in Ireland, but the leprechauns decided to scoop all of it up when the Big Folk came. When they did this they took TOO much luck and Ireland fell to a time of turmoil. That is, until clever Fiona outsmarted the leprechaun king! Get the book {HERE} I…

Writing Activity, “My Heart is Full” (free; from Crazy for First Grade) – Carla M. Writing Activity, “My Heart is Full” (free; from Crazy for First Grade) Writing Activity, “My Heart is Full” (free; from Crazy for First Grade) Valentines Day Activities, Holiday Activities, Valentine Day Crafts, Holiday Crafts, Valentine Theme, Holiday Fun, Holiday Recipes, Kindergarten Writing, Writing Activities

My Heart is Full {a writing freebie}

Are you ready for Valentine's Day? I can't believe it's just around the corner. My first graders and I have been busy celebrating everythin...

Great how-to lesson for drawing and painting Easter Bunnies--FREE, from Art with Jenny K. Kids love this art activity! rajz How to draw a bunny rabbit First Grade Art, 2nd Grade Art, Spring Art Projects, School Art Projects, Easter Projects, Easter Ideas, Easter Activities, Art Activities, Spring Activities

How to draw a bunny rabbit

A fun and easy way to draw a bunny rabbit using this easy How to draw a bunny rabbit handout.

What attributes do your students have that make them "lucky? Patrick's Day Shamrock "I am lucky" Craftivity students write about four things that make them a lucky person. It is a perfect St. Patrick's Day writing lesson and a fun activity fo Holiday Activities, Craft Activities, Holiday Crafts, Science Crafts, Science Art, Summer Activities, Classroom Crafts, Classroom Ideas, Classroom Resources

St. Patrick's Day Fun in the Classroom

Fun and engaging St. Patrick's Day activities to do with your second and third grade students. Promote fun and academics on this green holiday.

If you are looking for a practical way students can practice recognizing adages and idioms in context with a quick and easy format, this is it. There are two sorts to cut and glue as well as a page to identify, explain, and illustrate adages and idioms. Teaching Writing, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Creative Teaching, Teaching Poetry, Teaching Grammar, Writing Lessons, Student Teaching, Teaching Tools

Metaphor/Simile Sorts and Practice #DistancelearningTPT

If you are looking for a practical way students can practice recognizing similes and metaphors in context with a quick and easy format, this is it. There are now thirty metaphors/similes with three sorts to cut and glue as well as a page to identify, explain, and illustrate a metaphor and a simile.

First Grade Smiles: Lovey Dovey Valentine's Day Valentine Theme, Valentine Crafts, Valentine Ideas, Writing Lessons, Writing Activities, Writing Ideas, Physical Activities, Creative Writing, Valentines Day Activities

The Day It Rained Hearts writing and craft. This blog post has tons of ideas for Valentine's Day and a FREEBIE!!

The Easter Bunny is stuck! Grab this free rabbit craft with writing activity. Easter Activities, Spring Activities, Writing Activities, Holiday Activities, Writing Ideas, Writing Prompts, Holiday Crafts, Writing Traits, Writing Workshop

Spring is in the Air! - Fabulous In First

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. I’ll love it even more in a week, when I’m on spring break. 🙂 But until then, we’ll be using some of these resources to review skills and learn some new nonfiction. I’ve also included some freebies you may want to use. This is ... Read more Spring is in the Air!

Reteaching & Reassessing: Giving Kids a Second Chance to Learn Are you an elementary education teacher looking for reteaching strategies and reteaching ideas in the [. Teacher Organization, Teacher Tools, Teacher Resources, Teacher Hacks, Teacher Binder, Teacher Stuff, Reading Resources, Teacher Planner, Small Group Organization

Reteaching & Reassessing: Giving Kids a Second Chance to Learn

Hey hey! Do you remember being in college and taking a test wishing, if I just had extra time I could really learn this in detail and get a good grade? That is how children feel. I am the first to say and admit that I move in math class at the rate of a racehorse. Do I like it? Not at all. Do I have to? YES. With all of the math standards that we have to teach, our year at a glance is packed with math standards. Maybe our kids don't understand the material right after we teach the…