Free Ideas & Activities for the Classroom and at Home

He had no friends anywhere. He lost his button and he was all alone, Until a girl named Lisa took him home. Five Little Teddy Bears Five little teddy bears standing in a line. Decorate a shoe box to look like a bed using fabric, scissors, and a hot glue gun. When not in use the teddy bears can be stored inside the shoe box. Introduce this re-telling activity to the class during whole group time. Have students help you re-tell the rhyme by removing the bears from the bed as you sing the rhyme. Once the students have learned the rhyme place the activity in a center and encourage the children to re-tell the rhyme using the bed and the bears at a center.

Intro to Sight Words

Work samples from the school year. Here is a sample of work that was done that year by some of my students. Cut up sentences are one of my favorite things to do in kindergarten. If you take a look at the picture above the words have all been cut off the bottom and glued onto the top of the paper. At the beginning of the year the sentences start off in order.

As the year progresses the sentences become scrambled and more complex.

These Adam & Eve activities can be used in Christian Preschool programs and Sunday & Eve SequencingMore Adam & Eve activities to come!Clipart by Kari Bolt.

Class books, pocket chart activities, various activity sheets for getting to know your class, and more. So many files to choose from! This year will be off to a great start with these activities. These files are zipped. Every file is PDF as well as either Word of Publisher so you can easily modify if you own those programs. Below is an index of what is found in the packet. Suggested grades are next to each file. Be sure to check out the preview file as well!

Have the students read the statement in the box, find an item to match the statement, draw a picture, and write a word in the box. For grades Read the statement to your students and have them find the item that matches the statement. Then they must draw a picture of the item in the box.

The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving

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I know that most of you still have many more weeks of summer vacation, but being a bit compulsive I was always thinking, and planning and shopping and making things for the next year. As soon as the carpet was cleaned and the custodians finished in my room I was ready to start pushing around furniture and getting ready for the new crop of kids.

I loved the freedom to stop into my classroom for an hour or so, and then leave and go do something else. The problem was that once I stopped in to school it was hard for me to leave! Anyway, I just wanted to share some ideas for labeling your classroom. I found out what a tremendous difference it makes when you are encouraging or expecting children to put away materials. Parents were always amazed at how willing and efficient the children were at cleaning up, but it was mostly because they knew exactly where everything belonged, and they knew that everyone was expected to help.

Another very important reason to label your classroom is that is it such a great way to encourage children to read for a real purpose, they begin to understand that reading is not only about fun stories but also meaningful and helpful. One way I labeled materials in my classroom was by putting a picture and the word on the container of materials, and the identical label on the shelf where it belonged. Sometimes I took photographs of the actual toys or materials and used those as labels.

Intro to Sight Words

The Pilgrims came to America America, America. The Pilgrims came to America a long, long time ago. They sailed on the Mayflower the Mayflower, the Mayflower. They sailed on the Mayflower a long, long time ago. They made friends with the Indians The Indians, the Indians.

Labyrinter är ett enkelt sätt att öva finmotorik samtidigt med logiskt tänkande! Laminera och använd whiteboardpenna så kan barnen använda labyrinten om och om igen.

Creating the Block Center This post is part 2 of a series of posts about learning centers. This post will focus on the block center. I have repeated the general guidelines for setting up centers from the initial post. If you would like to read about creating an art center, then click here. Setting up Learning Centers Organizing, developing, and carrying out centers is an extremely complex task and one made of up many layers.

When the work is put in up front and centers are well thought out and planned for, they can run smoothly and offer great academic, social-emotional, and developmental value to an early childhood classroom. These are a few of the resources I have used over the years to assist me in implementing learning centers with young children. General Guidelines for Learning Centers Organize Using Appropriate and Engaging Materials Every learning center should contain materials that are displayed in a neat organized and attractive manner.

Prayer: Christian Preschool Activities

First grade is a crucial year for building reading skills. In 1st grade, students begin to define themselves with respect to what kind of readers they are. While this is already being done in the classroom, it can certainly be done at home too. In 1st grade, there is also a change in the classroom structure from that of preschool and kindergarten. The 1st grade classroom is usually organized more like a traditional elementary school classroom, with tables and desks at which students spend more of their time.

However, in most classrooms there is still a meeting area for lessons and class discussions, as well as areas or centers dedicated to different subjects of learning.

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She is gaining phonemic awareness as she plays with words, she is learning vocabulary when I explain words like broth, fleece, fiddle and curds and whey. She is starting to sing some of the rhymes and she echoes the inflection of our voices as we emphasize different parts of the rhymes. Nursery Rhymes are part of our culture and I think it is important for children to experience them.

In Kindergarten these rhymes can be used to enhance early reading skills in lots of ways. One of my favorite ways to use Nursery Rhymes was to retell them. Each rhyme is really a miniature story that children can act out, sing or retell from memory. They gain confidence in retelling when they are repeating something they are so familiar with.

Most of the pictures I am sharing are from this CD, please visit them at djinkers. Here are some pictures of the characters from a variety of rhymes that could be used as necklaces or stapled onto headbands.


It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of this, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. Advent- Mini book for the children to color. Crafts Advent Calendar- A take home Advent calendar that you make.

(formerly ) Mrs. Jones shares links to free printable materials on the internet for young children, their teachers and parents.

Lesson Plan- Pre K – K: Woman at the Well Word Wall- Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words. Is it hard to be kind to someone that is different from you? Discuss Has anyone ever been mean to you because you were in some way different? Discuss How did it feel when they were mean to you? Discuss What kind of things can you do to make people who are different feel good?

You have some great ideas on how to be kind. We can be kind to everyone, even people who are different because God is kind. Jesus was tired and thirsty.

The Guide to 1st Grade

He had no friends anywhere. He lost his button and he was all alone, Until a girl named Lisa took him home. Five Little Teddy Bears Five little teddy bears standing in a line. Decorate a shoe box to look like a bed using fabric, scissors, and a hot glue gun. When not in use the teddy bears can be stored inside the shoe box. Introduce this re-telling activity to the class during whole group time.

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The students look through and find the ones that they know how to do or the ones that they want to try. Almost all of the activities were made using the File Folder teacher resource books. A few were made using graphics software, and some were made using Ellison die-cuts. We have a central mailbox in which each student has their own mail slot. The desk is stocked with scrap paper, stamps, and cards. The mailbox is made from a wine box that I covered with contac paper and set on its side.

The dividers that are built into the box to keep the bottles from breaking make perfect mail slots for us. Each slot is labeled with a student’s name. Right now we have the 3 Billy Goats Gruff up there. I photocopy blackline pictures onto cardstock and have the aide color them with markers.

The Rules of the Classroom (song for kids about the 6 rules of the classroom)