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Teaching Heart Health to Primary Students

Teaching Primary Students About the Human Heart

Valentine hearts are everywhere during the month of February and oftentimes young students associate this shape with the hearts in their bodies.  For this reason, I like to teach them about the human heart and heart health in February which is also Heart Health Month. I start by showing the students a picture of a human heart and […]

New Year Craftivity

New Year bulletin board and craftivity

The first day back to school after winter break I always like to talk to the students about the new year.  During morning meeting we discuss how the date has changed to incorporate not only a new month but a new year. Then we talk about how sometimes people reflect back on the previous year.  I […]

Using the Sensory Bin for Thanksgiving Math and Literacy

Thanksgiving sensory bin activities

I normally use our sensory bin/table for isolated learning experiences such as a dinosaur dig or digging for letter C clams or just have it open for exploratory and sensory experiences.  But after seeing how much fun students had at the school’s hoedown digging through straw for prizes I decided to try straw in the […]

Teaching the Signs of the Fall, Autumn Season

Teaching the Signs of the Fall, Autumn Season Fall is one of the prettiest seasons here in the northeast and I always love teaching young students about the fall colors and signs of the season.  We start off talking about and listing things that the students already know about the season. Then, I like to […]

Spotlight Saturday: Seasonal Counting & Numbers Pages and Center Mats

I’m participating in Kindergarten Dragon‘s weekly link-up – Spotlight Saturday where you showcase a useful product.  I’ve chosen my Seasonal Counting and Number Pages & Mats because it is very important for students in pre-k and kindergarten to have a strong foundation in counting & numbers prior to moving on to first grade where the counting […]

Signs of the Four Seasons Bundle Pack (Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall)

Signs of the Four Seasons Bundle Pack (Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall) Grade Level: Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade Save money with this bundle pack! It includes all four signs of the seasons PowerPoint presentations (fall, spring, summer, winter). Each PowerPoint presentation explains the season in simple terms using real, full-color photographs. Each presentation also includes slides […]

Summer Counting, Numbers Practice Pages 1-20: Differentiated,Common Core Aligned

Summer Counting, Numbers Practice Pages 1-20: Differentiated,Common Core Aligned The summer version of my counting and numbers practice pages is now available!  It is important for kindergarten students to have a good understanding of counting and numbers to 20 in order to learn more advanced math concepts.  These practice pages give them practice with one […]

Brush Up on Beginning Letter Sounds Interactive PowerPoint

Brush Up on Beginning Letter Sounds Interactive PowerPoint Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten Assess or review beginning letter sounds with this fun, interactive PowerPoint presentation. It is similar in nature to Pictionary, but instead of guessing words the students guess the beginning letter sound. For each slide, a girl “paints” and names 3 pictures on […]

“Eggs”ellent Egg Learning Activities and Crafts

Since it is getting close to Easter I decided to post some favorite egg activities. Egg Learning Activities What Animals Lay Eggs? Ask students if they know from where eggs come?  Explain that the word oviparous means any animal that lays eggs from which its young hatch.  Ask students to name animals that lay eggs and […]

Resurrection Eggs Christian Easter Activities

Resurrection Eggs student-made book

Resurrection Eggs Christian Easter Activities I love using Resurrection Eggs to tell the Easter story.  They keep students engaged and interested. I created a few activities that reinforce and review the Easter story as told with Resurrection Eggs since students like them so much. Activities include an around the room Resurrection Egg hunt, a printable student-made […]