We love our Rainbow Word Mini Books so much and we KNOW you will too! You might just need to get your hands on one to really see what the whole fuzz is about. So we decided to give you a couple of freebies so you can see for yourself. The video below shows how our mini books work.
Taa-Daaa! Super cool and super easy, right?!
We have created three versions of our Rainbow Words Mini Books: Wonders Aligned , Benchmark Aligned , and Treasures Aligned. However, if you do not teach any of those programs, have no fear! Each version includes 60 sight words and can be printed in the order that you need. We suggest printing onto legal size paper. Simply click on the links below for your free download.
We are beyond excited about bringing
computer science/robotics to our students!!!
Our entire school is hoping to make the shift to more computer science experiences for our students TK-5 in the upcoming school year and we are really excited about it! Did you know that by the year 2020 1.4 million computer science jobs will need to be filled. The US is only prepared to supply .4 million. The majority of the one million jobs will need to come from other countries such as India. Computer science is the future and our classroom lessons must adjust!
Below are some posters we made for our school's technology lab. We are making these available as a free download. Keep up with Kinder League's technology adventures through this blog and/or Instagram. And you better believe we have a few lessons up our sleeve that we'll be sharing on TPT (coming soon).
We made it the end of the alphabet.
The kids are so excited about this.
It's amazing to see just how much they have learned.
We also inadvertently left out these pages from our Benchmark Unit 9. We have already uploaded the revised file on TPT. But if you purchased this pack at a recent teacher conference, please download the missing pages here. And if you didn't purchase these files but just want to get an idea of our work, please feel free to download also!
We want to use this blog post to point out the importance of graphing lessons in kindergarten. Please don't downplay these lessons simply because your students are five! Graphing activities allow you to get more bang for your buck when it comes to your teaching.
In this first step, students need to sort their candy hearts by color. They need to prepare their sorting mat and handle the hearts. This step is not to be overlooked. Hands-on activities are huge for the 5 year-old child. Remember, experiences like these are a precursor to the abstract lessons of first grade.
(we like to get the smaller candy heart boxes from Target)
Many of our hands-on sorting & graphing activities can be found in our own Mega Sorting Pack. We used manips that are fun, seasonal, and simple to find. These lessons can be followed with similar homework/center activities, which are included because we are big on immediate reinforcement of our lessons. Have fun!
It's that time of year again,....report card time! And that means we need to get our assessments in order. This is the version we came up with to measure the learning our kindergarten students have made using our new reading program, Wonders. We also begin to dig into number composing & decomposing along with counting so came up with this comprehensive summary sheet (2 pages) for those math lessons.
Feel free to grab yourself a copy if you think it can simplify things for you.
We are happy to share the assessment we created ourselves and use for our reporting period. We like this assessments because is takes a sample of various skills which it easy for us to share with our families during parent conferences. Feel free to grab yourself a copy!
Yay! Our new school calendars are here!!!
Cessy has created the new school year calendars and she's offering them as a free download. Simply click on the links below. We have two versions available: 1) General Calendar 2) LAUSD Version Calendar
***Oopsie, minor correction has been made to original file posted. Thanks!
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"Here we come to save the day...."
Transitional Kindergarten, or TK, is a new grade level in the state of California. And actually, a number of other states are choosing to adopt the new grade level as well. So what is all the rage? Why are so many teachers loving the adoption of this new grade level? And why are so many students thriving and entering first grade better prepared? Well, I like to say that TK is the "gift of a year." Transitional Kindergarten allows students two years for the mastery of the kindergarten standards. Interestingly enough, the additional year also helps with emotional/social development which results in stronger leadership skills. So yes, TK is a win-win!
Happy Teachings in TK!!!!!!
This is the assessment we will use to gauge our students' learning at the end of the year. We like it because it's teacher-friendly and easy to share with parents. Feel free to grab yourself a copy by clicking the link below.
TK assessment version is here!
Here We Come to Save the Day!
We are three energetic kindergarten teachers who want to share our kinder experience with you!