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Ideas for Earth Day

Our top Earth Day Activities to use in your classroom The best way to give your students a love of the Earth is by going outside and exploring. a great way for students to appreciate nature is by “adopting” a tree. It seems simple but it can be so powerful.

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Ideas for St Patrick’s Day Math and Literacy Centers

St. Patrick’s Day Fun  St Patrick’s Day is a terrific holiday to celebrate with kindergarten students. It’s literally rainbows and leprechauns! So this March, bring some joy into your classroom as you celebrate Ireland’s big day. Here are some top activities to make this St. Patrick’s Day one they will

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Why You Should Be Using Boom Cards to Teach The Alphabet

top reason for using Boom Cards to teach the alphabet Boom Cards Have sound Boom Cards are digital task cards that are played on the Boom Learning site.  Teaching kindergarten students the alphabet is often one of the first skills kindergarten and preschool teachers focus on.  It’s the first step

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Sneezy The Snowman Activity

Using STEM Challenges to extend the story Sneezy The Snowman Bring the story to life in your classroom Using STEM building challenges can bring a read-aloud story to life in your classroom. “Sneezy the Snowman written by  Maureen wright is a winter story favorite. The story is all about problem-solving,

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Tips for writing in kindergarten

Learning to write in kindergarten is learning to think. Learning to write gives our students a new voice. It allows them to think about ideas in a new way and share those ideas with others. It takes practice and we need to give our beginning writers opportunities to write every

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6 Types of Rhyming Activities to Increase Phonemic Awareness

Teaching rhyming to young learners is a critical step in building a strong foundation for Phonemic Awareness.  So what exactly is Phonemic Awareness? Phonemic Awareness is the ability to focus on and manipulate individual phonemes ( or sounds) You can grab my free Phonemic Checklist here.  Teaching rhyming draws our

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Best Books for Back To School in Kindergarten

The beginning of the school year is an exciting time, for both teachers, students, and their families. The beginning of the year is all about building relationships with your kindergarten students. One of the best ways to make your students love school is to expose them to engaging read alouds.

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My Boom Deck has too Many Cards

You can control how many cards your students see in a Boom deck. Teachers and students love Boom Cards on Boom Learning, but sometimes your Boom deck has too many cards.  Sometimes there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.  When you have a Boom deck

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Boom Learning Membership Levels

Understanding the levels of membership on Boom Learning Teachers are loving using Boom Cards in their classrooms. But navigating through the membership levels can be confusing. In this post, I’ll break down each level and let you know what makes each level unique. Once you have all the information you

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What is a Boom Card?

Have you heard the buzz about Boom Cards and Boom Learning? In the search to constantly improve their students’ success many teachers find themselves asking “What is a Boom Card?” Boom Cards are self-checking digital task cards. We’ve all used paper task cards in our word work, literacy, and math

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Using Boom Cards to Create Math and Literacy Centers

Using Digital Centers in Kindergarten Using centers in kindergarten is a great way to give your students practice working on math and literacy goals. One of the biggest challenges to effectively student-run centers is that your students can be off task. You send them to a well-planned phonics center but

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Best Books to Teach Rhyming

How to teach rhyming to beginning readers. Knowing our students’ ability to rhyme is a powerful tool for teachers. Knowing about a child’s ability to rhyme or not, can give us a heads up to keep an eye on the student. However, of all the phonemic awareness skills the ability

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