We know that most students need lots of practice writing CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words. The trick is finding engaging ways for them to practice, so that they want to do it. Our students LOVE to and BEG for the following three CVC activities. Prior to having students practice writing CVC words, it's important that they... have had lots ... Read More about 3 Engaging Ways to Practice Writing CVC Words
Do you screen your incoming kindergarten students before the school year begins? We LOVE to do screening days. It gives us a chance to meet the students and their families and get to know them a little bit. We use the information we gather to make our class lists. We invite our incoming students and their families to our school in the spring (usually in early May). As we have the students do a ... Read More about 5 Tips for a Successful Kindergarten Screening or Round-Up Day
Have you tried Boom Cards™ yet? Oh my gosh! We are O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D!!! They have made differentiating skills our students need to practice SO easy and all without any prep! Our students are getting exactly what they need to practice, and all we did is click a button or two! You may be wondering… What are Boom Cards™? Boom Cards™ are digital, engaging, interactive ... Read More about Top 10 Reasons to Use Boom Cards™
What's more exciting than a classroom Valentine's Day party you ask? Well, it's solving "The Great Cupid Caper!" We all had a great time figuring out who stole our valentines, and it really added engagement and academics to our Valentine's Day party! THE PREMISE: Cupid has a catastrophe! Someone broke his arrows, took his magic flying dust, and locked up our Valentine's Day ... Read More about The Great Cupid Caper
Glow Day 2.0! Glow Day 2019 was a blast! We kept a couple of activities that we have done in previous glow days and added some new ones! We definitely had as much fun as the kids did! It was a great way to practice some of the concepts and skills we have been learning (addition and subtraction with number bonds, reading and writing sight words, writing to 100, engineering towers and glasses, ... Read More about Glow Day in TK/K!
Welcome to the Shamrock Detective Agency! Our detectives were highly engaged as they solved the Case of the Tricky Leprechaun through math, literacy, science, STEM, art, and more!Creating the Magic: The students walked into a crime scene where Finnegan O'Malley, the leprechaun, had ransacked the classroom. They had to uncover clues that would hopefully lead them to the capture of that tricky ... Read More about St. Patrick’s Day Mystery- Welcome to the Shamrock Detective Agency!