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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…
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.…
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…
“Follow The Child” — A Simple Valentine’s Day Activity
11 Feb, 2017. 2 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
This past week my students have been non-stop talking about Valentine's Day. To be honest, I wasn't planning on doing anything big for…
A Reggio-inspired inquiry on Lunar New Year and Chinese culture
28 Jan, 2017. 1 Comment. Posted By: Kristen Smith
This past week we celebrated the Lunar New Year in my classroom and explored Chinese culture and traditions. It was such a fun-filled…
Exploring shapes with kindergarteners
11 Oct, 2016. 3 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
I have found that when teaching kindergarten, at many times throughout the year I loop back around to concepts to help my students dig…
Classroom Reveal 2016-2017
13 Aug, 2016. 28 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Hello everyone! I hope that you had a fabulous week! For those of you who already have a few days of the school…
Incorporating Reggio methods in a “traditional” school setting
3 Jun, 2016. 27 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
The Reggio-style of teaching has truly captivated my heart. Over the past year I have tried to implement many  "Reggio" methods into my…
Exploring Light In Kindergarten
9 Jan, 2016. 2 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
{This blog post contains affiliate links at no cost to you.} This past week my kindergarteners explored light. They enjoyed our unit SO…
Why teaching handwork is still important (and a giveaway!!)
22 Nov, 2015. 4 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
As many of you know, the afternoons in my kindergarten classroom are a very special time for us. During what we call "Exploratory…