I'll be the first one to admit that when we started distance learning I was sorely lacking in knowledge about many of the digital resources that are out there! I decided I would dive head first and learn all I could. Many of the resources I tried were more appropriate for older students and seemed to lack engagement factors that our youngest students so desperately need. However, ... Read More about 3 Reasons to Use Google Slides in Your K-1 Classroom
Let's face it....things are becoming more and more digital every day! And our youngest learners are no exception when it comes to needing access to digital learning in the classroom! I've started creating digital centers that are designed specifically for K-1 students! These first sets of centers are perfect for those of you who are just beginning to introduce your students to digital ... Read More about Digital Centers for Young Learners
Have you ever tried an Easter egg hunt with a TWIST? I did something completely different one year and it was a lot of fun. I found this idea on the internet, but can't remember where or when I saw it. If you know whose idea it is, let me know and I'll gladly give them credit!! So here's what we did....we basically turned an ordinary egg hunt into something a little more ... Read More about Easter Egg Hunt With a Twist!
As a child watching the Olympics was one of my favorite things to do! So you can imagine how excited I am about the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang! I am even more excited to share this experience with my students! As I was perusing Pinterest I came across this super cute poem by Ken Nesbitt called "The Winter Olympics Are Practically Here." It's a cute take on how the ... Read More about Winter Olympics 2018
2017 Solar Eclipse Will you be in school on August 21, 2017? If so, you may want to see if you will be able to see the 2017 Solar Eclipse that is taking place that day! My town is lucky enough to be in the path of totality and I am super excited about this! So if you will be watching with young students, read on.....I've got some things you may want to consider. After all, ... Read More about The 2017 Solar Eclipse
Marble Run Fun Looking for a fun way to get kids excited about science, math, STEM, and more? Let me tell you about the fun marble runs from Marble Genius! When I received my first set, I wanted my students to be able to freely explore the contents...without me telling them exactly what to do or how to do it. So to accomplish this, I simply opened the box and dumped the ... Read More about Marble Run Fun in the Classroom