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Classroom Safety Drills

Classroom safety drills and procedures are important skills to practice during the first few weeks of school. This pack contains easy to implement activities and read alouds to make it so much easier!

Hey guys and dolls, how's it going? Today I would like to discuss classroom safety drills and

procedures. It's something that we all have to teach and practice with our kiddos.  As I was thinking

of what I want to cover the first few days of school, I realized that I never really teach safety drills

the same way. I just kind of go over it, we practice it, and BOOM!! Done!

I want to be more intentional on teaching the drills, because it really is a big deal. Five years ago

my school was hit by a tornado, and I'm so glad to say it was early in the morning before anyone

had arrived on campus. So, Classroom Safety Drills was born! This allows me to be able to

have easy to implement lessons to explicitly teach all of the drills.

6 of the Best Fine Motor Activities

Fine motor skills are an important part of student learning that is often overlooked. Keep on reading for 6 of the best fine motor activities for kids.

Hey guys and dolls, how's it going? I'm just sitting around thinking about beginning of the year

skills that are always beneficial to focus on, and that got me to thinking about fine motor skills and

how they are necessary in the classroom. Fine motor skills are an important part of student learning

that is often overlooked.

So, what are fine motor skills? Fine motor skills are when the small muscles of the hands, wrists and

fingers coordinate together in conjunction with the eyes. It affects the ability of your students to

write, color, cut, snap, button, buckle, zip, tie shoes, and the list could go on and on!

So today I'm here to share with you guys some fine motor activities that are easy to prep, simple

to implement in your classroom, and cheap to boot.

The Best Counting Books for Kindergarten

Hey guys and dolls, how's it going? As I was cleaning up my library area, and sorting and re-sorting

through my library books, I realized that I have a TON of books on counting. Whenever I'm doing a 

thematic unit, or introducing a new topic, or digging deeper in a topic, I love to have awesome read-

clouds that go with our topic. Who am I kidding? I love to read books all of the time! So let's kick it 

off, shall we? Here are 9 of the best books for counting, in no particular order!

Small Box Activities: Endless Bundle

Hey guys and dolls, how's it going? I'm just popping in really quick to share these with you!

So you probably know that I'm in love with these small box activities! I want to make as many as I

possibly can! My kiddos have loved the medial sound activities, as well as the 2-D shapes, 3-D 

shapes and more! So, the endless bundle was born!

2D and 3D Shapes: Small Box Activities

 Hey y'all, how's it going? I'm back with the newest kid on the block in the small box activity line!

So, let's talk about what we have here! I love, love, love these small boxes, and so do my kiddos.

I first started using these small box activities here, and it has just expanded from there! I want to

alternate between math and literacy each time I make a new set.

So this time, I created a set for math!

2-D Shapes: Small Box Activities is an easy to prep, purposeful activity, that is perfect for little hands. It can be used for morning work, a literacy center, early finisher work, etc. Any type of manipulative can be used for this activity, including but not limited to counters, coins, or erasers.