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3 Engaging Questions to Explore During Your Farm Unit

3 Engaging Questions to Explore During Your Farm Unit

When I taught Kindergarten, my farm unit was a staple each fall! We visited a farm and pumpkin patch every October, so after our friendship unit, we started learning about farms right away to prepare for the field trip. For many of my students, our field trip to the farm was their first experience visiting one. They could name a few…Continue Reading

Butterfly Symmetry Lesson

Butterfly Symmetry Lesson

Life cycles are one of my favorite topics to teach, and what better time to teach them than spring?  I usually focus on the butterfly, frog, chicken, and plant life cycles, and I integrate literacy and math topics, too. Learning about butterflies lends itself nicely to teaching kiddos about symmetry!  Watch this short video to…Continue Reading

Ideas for a Life Cycles Unit

Ideas for a Life Cycles Unit

Hi from Antarctica the midwest!  I am currently looking out my window at the heaps of snow that came down this weekend, and thinking about how ready I am for spring.  And speaking of spring, I love teaching my life cycles unit in the spring!  I thought I’d share some of my favorite resources in case you…Continue Reading

The Giving Project

The Giving Project

So, did you survive Halloween?  I personally really enjoyed the fact that it was on a Friday this year. 🙂 Now that Halloween is over, I’ve started thinking ahead to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the holidays in general.  It’s always such an exciting time of year for the kiddos!  Unfortunately, I think it’s all too easy…Continue Reading

Community Helpers Unit

Community Helpers Unit

I am one happy teacher right now…it’s Sunday night and I don’t have the Sunday night blues!  I’ve got a week of spring break ahead of me! Before break started, we finished up our unit on Community Helpers.  I’ve taught the unit in both English and Spanish, but this year I taught it entirely in Spanish.…Continue Reading

Parts of a Plant & The Plant Life Cycle

Parts of a Plant & The Plant Life Cycle

This week, we started one of my favorite units – parts of a plant and the plant life cycle!  I usually have the kids grow their own plants as part of the unit, so I really need to get around to buying supplies.  Here’s one of the activities we did this week: I also wanted to…Continue Reading

Life Cycle Activities

Life Cycle Activities

Spring is just around the corner – I hope!  Here in the midwest, it is feeling a lot like winter (boo), even though spring break is just a week away (yay!). I’ve been getting together my materials for our upcoming life cycles unit, so that we’ll be all ready when our caterpillar eggs arrive!  I begin…Continue Reading