Tips for Creating Playful Spaces for Kids

Tips for Creating Playful Spaces for Kids

Welcome back to our Friday series on the power of play! Today, we are sharing tips for creating playful spaces for kids. As a former kindergarten teacher and a mom of two, I have found what works when creating environments where joy and learning intertwine seamlessly....
The Best Gratitude Quotes for Kids

The Best Gratitude Quotes for Kids

​Are you looking to help children express gratitude in their everyday life? If so, check out these gratitude quotes for kids.   Gratitude quotes, capturing thankfulness and appreciation, stand as powerful tools that parents and teachers can use to shape the...
15 Tips to Help Kids Make Friends

15 Tips to Help Kids Make Friends

As parents and teachers, we want to help kids make friends, thrive socially, and build strong friendships.  Making friends is a crucial skill that enhances a child’s self-esteem, communication abilities, and overall well-being. In this blog post,...
Conflict Resolution Activities for Kids

Conflict Resolution Activities for Kids

Teaching effective conflict resolution activities for kids empowers them to handle disagreements, build healthy relationships, and foster a peaceful environment. Conflict is a natural part of life, and learning how to navigate it is a crucial skill for children to...
85 Positive Affirmations for Children

85 Positive Affirmations for Children

As I sit down to write this post, I am filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the power of positive affirmations for children. As both a teacher and a mom, I have witnessed firsthand how these simple, yet profound, phrases have made a huge impact for...
10 Classroom Family Photo Display Ideas

10 Classroom Family Photo Display Ideas

10 Classroom Family Photo Display Ideas Setting up a classroom family photo display is a great way to build a positive classroom community.   Today, I’m going to share a letter you can send home requesting a family photo, as well as some adorable...
90 Quick Report Card Comments for Kindergarten

90 Quick Report Card Comments for Kindergarten

Writing report card comments can be stressful, and leave you feeling mentally exhausted. But, I’m here to help you keep a positive attitude, and get through the school year, and report card time, with less stress. Did you know report card comments are sometimes...
20 Basics of a Kindergarten Classroom

20 Basics of a Kindergarten Classroom

Setting up a kindergarten classroom at the beginning of the year can be an exciting, yet overwhelming. Whether you are a student teacher, or this is your last year teaching elementary school, I’m here to share my favorite things that have been helpful over the...
185 Fun Question of the Day Kids Love

185 Fun Question of the Day Kids Love

185 Fun Questions of the Day Kids Love I’ve put together everything you need to start a Question of the Day kids love! Asking new questions is a great way to build confidence, increase classroom participation, promote conversation starters, nurture...
The Best Daily Kindergarten Schedule

The Best Daily Kindergarten Schedule

One of the most common questions I get from new kindergarten teachers is about the daily kindergarten schedule. A daily schedule for kindergarten students can look different from room to room within the same elementary school. In other words, there are many ways you...
68 Best Virtual Field Trips for Kids

68 Best Virtual Field Trips for Kids

68 Best Virtual Field Trips for Kids Here you will find a list of the best virtual field trips for kids, ranging from preschool and kindergarten to elementary aged children. These virtual field trips for kids will leave your kiddos learning about animals, history,...
35 Ideas for Indoor Recess Games

35 Ideas for Indoor Recess Games

35 Fun Ideas for Indoor Recess Games Indoor recess; it’s a love/hate relationship that many teachers and kids experience year after year!  Us teachers might be happy to get out of recess duty, but we still have to come up with activities to do...
5 Tips for Starting Centers in Kindergarten

5 Tips for Starting Centers in Kindergarten

5 Tips for Starting Centers in Kindergarten Whether this is your first or tenth year as a kindergarten teacher, starting centers in kindergarten can be exciting, yet overwhelming. Don’t worry, there are some simple strategies you can do to get your stations up...
The Best Tip for Cut and Paste Activities

The Best Tip for Cut and Paste Activities

The Best Tip for Cut and Paste Activities     How many times have you done a cut and paste activity with your students only to find pieces mixed up and all over the floor? You, my friend, are not alone! Cut and paste activities are developmentally...