Teaching Ideas & Activities

  • kindergarten morning bins

    Fine Motor Morning Bins for Kindergarten Morning Work

    A new kindergarten teacher recently asked me about what I have the kids work on for Kindergarten Morning Work.  For years, I had my kids work on the traditional morning work worksheet.  A few years back, I decided to ditch the worksheet for what I call “The Fine Motor 15.”  Our mornings now begin with […]

    Read More

  • Paint Sticks

    6 Things I Love About Kwik Stix Paint Sticks

    Have you heard of Kwik Stix Paint Sticks?  They are a dream for parents and teachers alike.  In this blog post, I will tell you all about this must-have art supply for the home or classroom. ~This is a sponsored post with affiliate links. What are Kwik Stix Paint Sticks? Kwik Stix are tempera paint […]

    Read More

  • ClassTag Parent Communication

    ClassTag for Parent-Teacher Communication

    Why I Love ClassTag for Parent-Teacher Communication I’m all about trying to create a healthy work-life balance, which can be easier said than done as a teacher.  I don’t know about you, but last school year took a toll on my mental health.  It was as if I never stopped working.  I knew something needed […]

    Read More

  • bulletin board

    Home Office Bulletin Boards with Art to Frames

    My Home Office Bulletin Board: PinPix by Art to Frames If you follow my blog, you know that I love a good bulletin board in the classroom!  This summer, I wanted to create a bulletin board in my home office that would serve as a vision board for my business.  I’m hoping that having a […]

    Read More

  • correct a poor pencil grip

    How to Correct a Poor Pencil Grip: 10 Tips to Help

    As a kindergarten teacher, one of the things I see kids struggle with the most is holding a pencil properly.  From fisting pencils to wrapping the third finger, I have seen it all when it comes to incorrect pencil grips.  In this post, I will share 10 tips for correcting poor pencil grips that will […]

    Read More

  • Kindergarten Bulletin Board

    30 Bulletin Boards for Kindergarten for the YEAR!

    If you follow this blog or my Instagram, you know how much I love decorating my classroom.  My favorite classroom décor, however, does not come from a store.  Instead, it is created by my students!  Each week, I schedule time to fit in a seasonal writing or math activity that is paired with a custom […]

    Read More