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Puffy Paint Snowman using only 2 ingredients - shaving cream and white glue!

Puffy Paint Snowman Using Only 2 Ingredients!

Looking for a fun, low prep art activity for winter? This puffy paint snowman only needs 2 key ingredients! Does puffy paint stay puffy?I’ve created these with my students many times, and it always surprises me how long the dried “paint” DOES stay puffy. When I take out my winter theme box the following year, …

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Wondering if you should use themes in your kindergarten classroom? There are many reasons why themes are useful! Themes make planning easier. They also make learning more meaningful for students, since they help make connections with their own lives. You can repeat concepts and they feel new again, and you can use themes to tie different subjects together. Themes help to teach about the passing of time, when we use seasons and holidays. They’re fun, and support student interests!

8 Reasons to Use Themes in Kindergarten

One of my favourite things about teaching kindergarten is how much fun you can have with themes! I do many that relate to specific times of year (seasons, events, holidays), since my students haven’t experienced them yet being their first year in school. I base the rest on students’ interests – I’ve really enjoyed penguins, …

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All About Boom Cards!

Wondering what those “Boom Cards” are that you keep hearing about? Keep reading to see why you (and your students) will LOVE them! Boom Cards™ are digital, interactive task cards. They’re engaging and self-checking too! Why I love Boom Cards – and you will too! They’re digital – this means no printing, cutting, laminating, prepping …

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Artists Providing FREE Classes for Kids during COVID19

Here are some artists doing LIVE classes for drawing/painting during the COVID19 outbreak, mainly for kids but adults can enjoy them too! Ben Clanton (Squiggles & Scribbles)Mo Willems (Lunch Doodles)Jarrett J. Krosoczka—author & illustrator I’ll add more as I find them! Are you a teacher or parent looking for resources for your students/children at this …

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Read Alouds During COVID19

I know many teachers are struggling to find things to do with their students. As copyright permission goes, generally published books cannot be read aloud online. Some authors have been giving permission to do so during this difficult time, and others are doing live readings themselves! AUTHORS DOING THEIR OWN READ ALOUDSDan GutmanPeter ReynoldsJulia CookChris …

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