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Our Kindergarten Unit On Antarctica Continues!
4 Feb, 2018. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Hello everyone! I hope that y'all are doing well. Last week I blogged about the beginning of our Antarctica unit (you can read…
A Journey To Antarctica
28 Jan, 2018. 2 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
I don't know about you, but every now and again, I like to switch up my "typical" units.  Even though I love teaching them, for…
Exploring Rocks
18 Jan, 2018. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
This past week and a half we have been exploring rocks. My kindergarteners are absolutely loving this unit and many of them told…
A new take on exploring our 5 senses
28 Dec, 2017. 2 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
If you look at any of the kindergarten standards, again and again it comes up that students will use their five senses to…
Learning about our amazing skeletal system in kindergarten
23 Dec, 2017. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
I love how inquisitive young learners are. I love that they naturally want to ask why and dig deep to find the answers…
Exploring Pumpkins
12 Nov, 2017. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Hello everyone! I know that the season of exploring pumpkins is coming to a close this year, but we had too much fun for…
A Week Of Spiders!
7 Oct, 2017. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
This past week we had SO much fun learning all about spiders. Our week was jam packed with activities, reading, crafts, and more.…
Vet Day– A classroom “flip” in a kindergarten classroom
30 Sep, 2017. 1 Comment. Posted By: Kristen Smith
The past few weeks we have been learning about our community and community helpers. On Thursday, I transformed our classroom into a veterinarian's…
STEM: Block Play In Kindergarten
24 Sep, 2017. 1 Comment. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Every afternoon, we end our day with 45-60 minutes of uninterrupted play time. In our classroom, we call this "exploration centers." During this…
Art Matters– Exploring the work of Henri Matisse with young learners.
16 Sep, 2017. 1 Comment. Posted By: Kristen Smith
 Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope that everyone's year is off to a fantastic start and that you are starting to find your groove.…
Developing a Growth Mindset in young learners
19 Aug, 2017. 2 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Hello everyone! We just finished our first week in the 2017-2018 school year and I have got to tell you, we had the most…
2017-2018 Kindergarten Classroom Reveal
13 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Hello friends! I hope that you are doing well and that you are enjoying this "back to school season." I can't believe it but this year…
A journey into space!
29 Apr, 2017. 7 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
At the very beginning of the school year, I showed my students a video taken from the International Space Station. Oftentimes, teachers will ask…
Crayola inspired PBL in kindergarten! (Goodbye Dandelion!)
1 Apr, 2017. 3 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Have y'all heard that Crayola is retiring a crayon from their box of 24 crayons? When I heard this news, I thought that this…
The beginning of a plant inquiry
22 Mar, 2017. 10 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Hello friends! I hope that this post finds you well. We are currently in the middle of a giant plant inquiry. This year, I…
Engaging hands-on activities to help you gear up for spring!
26 Feb, 2017. 1 Comment. Posted By: Kristen Smith
I know that it is not officially spring yet, but it certainly feels like it here in Austin, TX.  I currently have my…