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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…