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Our First Grade Weather Inquiry – Part Five: Green Screen Weather Reports
16 Sep, 2018. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
As a culmination for our weather inquiry, my students applied all that they had learned and became meteorologists! They LOVED this so much. …
Our First Grade Weather Inquiry – Part Four: Extreme Weather
15 Sep, 2018. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Hello everyone! I'm back to share with you the extreme weather portion of our three week weather inquiry. After studying clouds, rain, and wind,…
Our First Grade Weather Inquiry – Part Three: Exploring Wind!
13 Sep, 2018. 3 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
W I N D! Boy did we have fun exploring wind! Earlier in the summer I had seen a wind tunnel on Instagram and…
Our First Grade Weather Inquiry – Part Two: Exploring Rain!
12 Sep, 2018. 2 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Hello Friends! After our week studying clouds (you can click here in case you missed that blog post) we dove into learning about…
Our First Grade Weather Inquiry – Part One: Clouds
9 Sep, 2018. 2 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Hello everyone! It is a wet and rainy day here in TX which is perfect for blogging about our weather unit that we…
Studying Frogs With Kindergarteners
28 Apr, 2018. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
A few days ago our classroom was given tadpoles to watch, care for, and observe. My young learners were SO excited to dig…
Spring has sprung– and so have spring inquiries!!
14 Apr, 2018. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Good Morning everyone! I hope that this post finds you well. This past week we have been studying all things spring (in the…
Mario Day!
9 Apr, 2018. 6 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Hello friends! On Friday we had SUCH a fun day! The first grade teacher and I had asked our principal if it would…
Activities For A Dinosaur Day
12 Mar, 2018. 4 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
We just finished up a week learning about dinosaurs and boy did we have A BLAST! As this was the week before our…
Exploring Simple Machines With Kindergarteners
4 Mar, 2018. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Good morning, friends! We have been having so much fun this past week exploring simple machines as our STEM focus. Throughout the week…
Our Kindergarten Unit On Antarctica Continues!
4 Feb, 2018. 1 Comment. 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…
Kindergarten Christmas STEM activities– Our Christmas guide continues!
6 Dec, 2017. 2 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
We have been having so much fun completing these Christmas STEM activities. Even though December is in full effect (as well as a…
A Christmas Activity Guide For Kindergarteners– Part 1
26 Nov, 2017. 1 Comment. Posted By: Kristen Smith
I don't know about you, but I absolutely love this time of the year! I love driving around at night and seeing the…
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…
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…
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…
STEM!
17 Jun, 2017. 12 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Hello friends! The last two weeks my friend and I have been running a STEM camp for 5-10 year olds at my school.…