Reindeer Drawings Kindergarten Art

This year I have found myself teaching art to two kindergarten classrooms. When I was asked to teach art I thought “sure, why not! I love crafts.” However, that it has not been the case. I have found out quickly that when you only have students once a week for 40 minutes it is almost impossible to do all the kindergarten crafts you did when you were a full time teacher

I am so very thankful that there are amazing art teachers on TpT. I have to give a huge shout out to First and Kinder Blue Skies! She has a wonderful Directed Drawing for the Entire School Year that has saved me!

This week for Christmas we did her reindeer directed drawing from her resource and they turned out incredible! We used oil pastels and colored construction paper. I am surprised how well these students do in art for only being 5 and 6!

Marlie Rosenberg

5 Free and New Math Christmas Resources for K-1

This is a great addition within 10 resources for k-1 students. Print this resource from KM Classroom and keep them on hand for early finishers or add them to your Christmas centers.
The next two math products both come from  Roo’s Trunk. The first one is a Mystery Picture 100 chart printable and math printables pack. 
If you are looking for a resource that incorporates a craft, then you’ll have to download this resource from Kate in Kinder
Download this resource from Mrs. Panda’s Classroom for fun math worksheets. I am always looking for fun ways to teach graphing with my kinders, and this would be great for them!

Marlie Rosenberg

5 Free & New ELA Christmas Resources for K-1

Here is a great resources from Two Pease in a Primary Pond. These are great quick print papers for your class. Students write about what presents they would like the most. There is also a picture sorting worksheet with one boy and one girl. 
This resources comes from ABCs and IEPs. There are 12 ready to print cards for your students to decorate for the holidays. You can also use these as a writing activity to practice letter writing.
This next freebie comes from Unforgettable First Grade. This is a great recourse to help students practice matching CVC words with cute stockings! 
I know my kindergarten students love any and all write the room centers! This one is free from Elizabeth Kallert. Visit her store for this great center.
My kindergarten students have a tricky time with Alphabetical order so this is a great product for them! Students build Christmas puzzles by alphabetizing Christmas vocabulary.  Grab this freebie from Miss Beck.
Marlie Rosenberg

Thanksgiving Favorites

5 New Thanksgiving Freebies to Check Out

TpT Products for Thanksgiving

These are some new and FREE products I just love that would fit perfectly in your k-1 classroom.

Love this poem from the Curious Hippo

Turkey Sight Words from Eye Popping Fun Resources

This adorable craft from Little Kinder Bears

I LOVE this song and this book is great from Mrs. Perez

This science STEM project is great! I love adding S.T.E.M. in my classroom – From the STREAM Team

Here is my favorite Thanksgiving Freebie from my store

What are some of your favorite new and free items on TpT lately? 

Community Helper Week in Kindergarten

One of my all time favorite units to teach in kindergarten is community helpers. Below you will find resources and ideas you can use in your own classroom. 


Something that I do during my community helpers unit is to reach out to the parents. I asked parents to bring in “tools of their trades” for us to use doing free play and centers. We had an overwhelming amount of donations from my classroom parents. 

I have a lot of parents in my classroom that are doctors or physicians. They gave us some hairnets, gloves, and face masks for the students to keep. they also lent us some stethoscopes, a reflex hammer, and a lab coat. The students enjoyed playing doctor and listening to each other’s hearts. I also gave the students Bruce (my classroom bear) to use as a patient. The students loved playing doctor and veterinarian. 


We also had a lot of parents bring in materials for baking. The students loved using our play kitchen materials with the real kitchen tools. We had a parent lend us a chef hat and an apron. 

The students really enjoyed playing with all the materials that the parents brought it; however, the science materials brought in from a parents Lab job was the biggest hit! We had them practice mixing colored water using lab tools. The students loved watching the colors change while practicing their scientist observation skills. 


Now you cannot have a community helpers unit in kindergarten without inviting a member of the community into the classroom. On the last day of our unit, the Salt Lake City PD came into both kindergarten classrooms to talk about their jobs and their responsibilities to the community. 

Tricks and Treat Blog Hop

Welcome to Tricks & Treats Blog Hop!

I am extremely excited to be participating in this Tricks and Treat Blog Hop. There are so many fantastic sellers participating. I am going to keep this short and sweet.

For my Trick:

I have been trying to find the best way to store my clip boards. I use my clip boards for numerous activities in my classroom. I was scratching my head trying to find the perfect way to make them accessible, and have them stored in an easy to grab place.

Most of the items I purchase for my classroom, as well as, my personal life comes from Amazon. I love my Amazon Prime membership! If you use Amazon you will know that once your oder items, it tracks your purchases and gives you suggestions. I was looking on Amazon and purchasing items for around my kitchen. The next week, Amazon suggested several kitchen items from their store that I might want. Well… right there on my homepage was exactly what I was searching for to store my clipboards!

 I purchased 4 of these dish drying racks and I couldn’t be happier! I now have my clipboards in an easy grab location and each clipboard has a spot to sit.

For my *Treat*

I have two treats to give away for this blog hop. I have one of my favorite activities I have to use with my clipboards ~ Write the Room Centers! I am making my Fall Write the Room center free for the duration of this blog hop.

Click this image for Fall Write the Room

I am also hosting a giveaway for a 15$ gift card to Amazon so you can purchase a rack and try it out in your classroom!

Click this picture to bring you to the giveaway!

To enter this giveaway, visit my Facebook. Click the “Giveaway”tab to enter to win a 15$ gift card!

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