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Today I was working on my kindergarten sub binder for next year in an attempt to be organized! I cam across an article about a substitute kindergarten teacher. I found it humorous and it gave me some prospective… Enjoy!


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The Kissing Hand



Reading raccoon coloring page/clip art

Ideas from Teaching Heart

Characters and props for retelling

Puppets and drawing activity from the publisher

Tons of ideas from The Virtual Vine

Raccoon Heart Craft

The Kissing Hand number match game

Racoon Cut and Paste

Sight Word Puzzles

Color Word Stamping

Number Flip Book

Dot to Dot

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Our First Snow Day!

I would like to report that our school district has had it’s first snow day today! I was able to sleep in for a little while and now I am enjoying some time on the couch with my warm blanket. I also let Wrigley play outside for a little while and he had a blast. He was jumping around, eating the snow, and just generally being his silly self!



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Groundhog Day!

It seems that we have had a lot of celebrate in kindergarten recently. Groundhog day is another day that many kindergarten classes talk about. In my opinion this day is great for science and writing. I am excited to celebrate this year with my kids. I created  a printable book (with clip art I found online) and will post the links of any other great ideas I find on the web!

Groundhog Day Bingo (blank)

Groundhog Day Printable Book

Wake Up Mr. Groundhog Book (I got this idea from something I saw at school, so it is not an original idea.)

Shadow prediction chart

Hat Template from Danielle’s Place

Groundhog Poem and Picture from T-net!

Mrs. Keenan’s Videos (I want to go to PA for the day, maybe next year?!)

Shadow puppets: This can be done with the overhead projector or flashlights. Have the students use their hands to create puppets and explore shadows.

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The 100th Day of School!

 Wow! There are so many great ideas out there from teachers around the country… Here is a list of ideas I have done in my room and ideas that other people have created!



100th Day Trail Mix:The teacher provides 10 different small snack items like pretzels, marshmallows, cereal, etc… Students take 10 of each piece and fill their bag.

100 Tally Marks Recording Sheet

I Can Write 100 Words

100th Day Writing Prompts

A note to parents about the 100th day

100th Day of School Crown from the Virtual Vine!

Blank 100 chart

100th day printable book made by me.

A list of ideas

100 Fingers Quilt

Kindercritters ideas I especially like the sticky dots idea. I am going to do this when we celebrate this year.

100th Day Poem by ABC Teach and Songs 4 Teachers

Wacky Wish Poem 

 Have the students draw a picture of themselves at age 100 or some teachers have asked their students to dress up s if they were 100 years old.

100 Collection: Send home a zip top bag with students and have them collect 100 items at home. Buttons, cereal, dry beans, pennies, etc…

Jump 100 times or do other physical activities 100 times.

Build a chain with 100 paper or plastic links

Take 100 steps outside the classroom and see how far you can get

Write 100 with different colors 100 times, use each color 10 times to have a math link.

Collect 100 signatures or write 100 words from around the classroom.


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Obama Stuff

Mrs. Keenan’s PhotoStories and More 

As I was driving in my car today listening to Obama’s speech I was thinking of a way I could share all this with my students. The tune to BINGO came into my head and then I came up with this…

It is something quick and catchy that will help the kids learn something new… Enjoy!

I know the 44th president, Obama is his name-0.

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The Power of Power Teaching!

I recently was searching for some new management ideas for my kindergarten classroom. I came across the below videos on www.youtube.com. I highly reccomend watching the first video, it takes place in a college class but can easily be adapted for any grade, even kindergarten. The second video is an actual kindergarten room.

I watched the videos and took some notes. I tried them in my classroom the next day. Success! These videos offer ways to get the students attention and ideas for having them teach each other (one of my favorite parts.)

Our favorite:

Teacher: Oh,oh, classy-o!

Class: Oh, oh, yessy-0!

Everyone puts their hands on their heads and looks at me…


Introduction to Power Teaching

Classroom management download

Another site

The Basics of Power Teaching

Kindergarten Power Teaching

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