NOT. As an upper grade teacher speaking, the kids never understand the concept of greater than and less than when they arrive in my class. Moreover, they forget whether the alligator is going one way or another. Seems like it would make more sense to teach the vocabulary to the symbol without an animal.
Haiku Tunnel Books • TeachKidsArt
Tunnel books are fun and unique! We made ours using a post card for a prompt and wrote a haiku to go with it. I’ve made these with grade 4 and up, but younger students could enjoy this activity in “centers”, with the help of parent volunteers, or by having the various parts prepped for […]
Arctic Unit Week 2
Over the weekend I found a great Arctic unit put out by SeaWorld and also got a few more ideas of my own. We made Polar Caps. The Arctic Circle was glued onto a plate and made into a cap by attach…
More FREE Rain Printables!! - This Reading Mama
Last week, I made a few printables to go with our rain/rainbow theme. This week, I went ahead and made some more, as we are continuing the theme (adding in some letter u activities from Erica & Carisa). I’m not sure we’ll use all of these, but I was in the mood to make some extras! ... Read More about More FREE Rain Printables!!
FARM ANIMALS Riddles- POEMS FREEBIE-Great for Language activities
This freebie includes a set of 7 riddles-poems which I wrote when I was teaching my MEGA FARM ANIMAL THEME PACK. These poems are my original work and I used them with very younger Kindergarten students as a part of an oral comprehension-listening activity. They are fairly simple but the rhyming wo...
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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…
Book Ideas: Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory by Margret Rey "George's curiosity causes a problem at the chocolate factory, but his quick thinking and speedy action on the assembly line help save the candies." Lilly’s Chocolate Heart by Kevin Henkes "Decked in fuzzy green slippers and pink housecoat, a crown-wearing Lilly has one Valentine's Day chocolate heart and wants to keep it safe. Unfortunately, several locales aren't quite right: under the bed is dusty, inside the dresser is…
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