Social Distancing Greetings
Are you preparing to return to school after COVID-19 school closures? These posters are the perfect way to show students how to safely socially interact in these unprecedented times. Returning to school after lockdown will be challenging and your students will benefit from explicit instruction for i...
Flip Sticks are an amazing participation tool for calling on students at random! The idea of using name sticks is nothing new. In fact, this classroom management strategy has been around for a long…
#TeacherHacks: The 20 Best Instagram Teacher Hacks of 2019-20
Teachers are always looking for ways to make their lives a little easier, a little more fun. We've got you covered with all the best #teacherhacks!
Twirligig- Rainbow Paper Spinner Toy
Make your own Twirligig~ a cool paper spinner toy that will amaze and delight kids of all ages! YOu only need a couple of basic supplies!
Emergency Drills Visual Routine Posters & Supports (Fire Drill, Earthquake, Tornado, & Intruder Drills) - Pocket of Preschool
Emergency drills (fire drills especially) can be terrifying for preschoolers and many children. It’s loud, sometimes crazy if it’s unannounced, interrupts their routine, and there can be students everywhere. They are stressful for everyone but totally necessary to ensure for safety. This post contains affiliate links. I created read aloud books (aka social stories) about...Read More
25 Chatty Class Classroom Management Strategies for Overly Talkative Students
Have a chatty class? Do your talkative students get louder and louder during small groups until it feels like chaos? Do they talk when you'r...
Alphabet Journal in Kindergarten
Alphabet Journal in Kindergarten: Use directed drawings for each letter in the alphabet as a way to teach children their ABC's.
How I Decorated My classroom for 25 bucks. AGAIN!
A few years back I shared this post . I bought lots of tissue paper and scrapbook paper and went to work with what I had on hand. I've moved...
Emergency Sub Plans You Only Need to Prep Once — The Simple Classroom
UPDATE: After several requests, I have created sub plans with content in them, as well. Read on in this blog post to see how I used my templates to create a sub folder that I only had to make one time. But, if you’re looking for actual lessons to leave with a sub, check out my other post here:
120th Day of School
Hi! Today I wanted to stop by and share a few fun ideas for celebrating the 120th Day of School with your students! At both schools I taught first grade at, Kindergarten had a SUPER fun and exciting 100th day of school. The kiddos always talked about it an I knew it was a huge deal for them. Because our standards changed to using numbers within 120, I wanted to change our celebration to the 120th day! I also wanted to make sure it was as engaging as last year, and it would be a unique…
I am one of those people who cannot work in silence. I have always incorporated music into my classroom whether it be just for background noise, or to enhance our lesson plan. A few years ago I subscribed to Spotify Premium which I definitely did not regret. My first year teaching, I used Pandora, but…
Squirmingtoteach on Instagram: “Today’s day #1 of our new pencil system! Praying this one works because I’m tired of going through boxes of pencils each month! Shout out…”
65 Likes, 13 Comments - Squirmingtoteach (@squirmingtoteach) on Instagram: “Today’s day #1 of our new pencil system! Praying this one works because I’m tired of going through…”
Celebrating What Makes Your Preschooler Special
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Refraction of Light in Water Experiment (Video)
Here is a super simple, yet magical, experiment on refraction of light. Learn the magic of science in this water refraction trick.
Feed the Shark Alphabet Game for Kids - Toddler Approved
This week we are having ocean themed fun every day!! Today we are sharing a simple shark alphabet game that all three of my kids (ages 6, 3, 1) enjoyed. They even helped me adapt it so that it worked for all of them. My favorite ocean animal is a shark! I have loved studyingContinue Reading
Calm Down Corner Ideas
A calm down kit helps students to self regulate. It provides students with a safe space to process emotions and teaches students life long coping skills.