Literacy centers can be a blessing or a pain. I think it all hinges on the design, organization and effectiveness behind them that makes a difference. This is my philosophy on how to create literacy centers that are smart for me, the teacher, and effective for my kindergarten students

How to Create Smart Literacy Centers that Last All Year

Literacy centers can be a blessing or a pain. This is how to create literacy centers that are smart for the teacher and effective for kindergarten students.

I teach Kindergarten and we sing songs all day! I sing this song as well transition to "carpet" or "circle" time. My kiddos need a poster to reference it and I use this to teach the song. There are 2 different versions (in the preview) one with no pictures and larger font and one with pictures.Please leave feedback if you are downloading!If you have any suggestions, or would like to edit it please feel free to ask or e-mail me at chacker@sixmilecharter.orgThank you for your support!

Carpet Song

This carpet time song is a great reminder or how to be during circle time. I could use it even as a reminder, mid lesson, if students were having a hard time remember carpet time educate.

Top 10 Kindergarten YouTube Channels / Selected by Nellie Edge and Colleagues Teachers and students everywhere love these engaging resources. Happy singing, signing, and dancing!

Top Ten Kindergarten YouTube Channels

For ESOL Kinders, I would add Dream English Kids. There are great songs with limited vocabulary. Once you pre-teach your content words, even your newcomers can join in the song relatively quickly.

Teaching Kindergartners How to Write a Sentence

Teaching Kindergartners How to Write a Sentence

Several lesson ideas and anchor charts to use when Teaching Kindergartners How to Write a Sentence. Uses the gradual release model to full implication.

You're going to love the great Halloween activities for Kindergarten included at this post! You'll find great Halloween book recommendations for young learners, letter sound practice, uppercase & lowercase letter practice, counting numbers, letter formation, ten frames, comparing numbers, making five, number order, rhyming, syllables, beginning sounds, and MORE math & literacy fun! Did I mention there are FREE items for you to download too? Click through now to get yours to use all October…

The Printable Princess

Halloween activities for Kindergarten included at this post! Halloween book recommendations for young learners, letter sound practice, uppercase & lowercase letter practice, counting numbers, letter formation.

Tons of print and play math games for first grade! No prep, needed!

Math Games for the Whole Year!

Tons of print and play math games for first grade! No prep, needed! -So many games that can engage a whole classroom. Have the students pick their favorites.

Grab these FREE Heart Coloring pages for Valentine's Day - or any time! Fun for kids and adults - indoor recess, parties, read aloud, test breaks - anytime your students need to de-stress.

Grab these FREE Heart Coloring pages for Valentine's Day - or any time! Fun for kids and adults - indoor recess, parties, read aloud, test breaks - anytime your students need to de-stress.

Looking for fun independent sight word centers for your kindergarten, first grade, or second grade class? Use these hands on activities with any high frequency word or spelling list. Visual directions make them easy to teach and prep!

Sight Word Centers

Looking for fun independent sight word centers for your kindergarten, first grade, or second grade class? Use these hands on activities with any high frequency word or spelling list. Visual directions make them easy to teach and prep!

The best way to teach sight words.Teaching kids to read is the core of any kindergarten curriculum. It's a privilege to have a front row seat to the wonder of going from not knowing any letters in September to actually reading in June. It's one of the things I love most about kindergarten. Watching kids learn to read can be a simply amazing experience for them and for us.

The best way to teach sight words.Teaching kids to read is the core of any kindergarten curriculum. It's a privilege to have a front row seat to the wonder of going from not knowing any letters in September to actually reading in June. It's one of the thi

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