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Kindergarten Writing Center UPDATE

By Amber Ernst / January 19, 2014 /

Remember this post all about kindergarten writing?! I talked on and on about my writing center at the beginning of the year and the options my kindergarteners had! Well I have an update.  I added one more option to my center about 6 weeks before break.   I wanted to give my kindergarten students more…

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Kindergarten Writing Center

By Amber Ernst / September 19, 2013 /

So since starting my version of daily 5, work on writing has been one of my students favorite places to go.  In my classroom, there are still assigned where they go but do get some decision in what they do there.  I know this may not seem traditional as far as writing centers go but…

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FREE Kindergarten Name Writing Practice

By Amber Ernst / August 21, 2013 /

We know that Kindergarten Name Writing Practice is so important! Such a foundational element to beginning writing skills. Even in preschool this skill is taught and focused on. I’m here with the EASIEST way to practice and implement name writing practice in prek and kindergarten! Checking in for a quick and simple idea that was…

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New Kindergarten Word Work Ideas

By Amber Ernst / March 13, 2014 /

Word Work – let’s talk about it at a kindergarten level.  Kindergarten Word work is SO IMPORTANT in building those foundational skills. I am all about the easiest but yet meaningful ways to do this so let’s break it down! To do that, you have to know how my literacy centers are set up.  I…

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Book Creator App…even in Kindergarten

By Amber Ernst / October 30, 2013 /

So I was trying to come up with cool ways to use our Ipads in Kindergarten.  I found the Book Creator App (FREE) and was really excited by how it turned out!  I have to admit I was skeptical about what kindergarteners could do, but I was impressed.  We worked on many writing skills, typing,…

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Every Kindergarten App you could need!

By Amber Ernst / August 22, 2013 /

Do you ever wish you had all the apps you need all in one place? Well here you go! I love the versatility of these apps and ways to use them in the classroom that make it easy to incorporate technology even for kindergarten! If you love this post – you will want to read…

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Spring Sight Words

By Amber Ernst / January 12, 2014 /

Sight Words – can we just talk about how important they are – in every season not just spring?! They are the basis for beginning reading skills and are so important to master! I love finding unique ways to practice and push students to have fun while learning! Just wanted to stop in and said…

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I CAN WRITE, Practice Pages for Standard Concepts

By Amber Ernst / November 11, 2019 /

I needed something for my students to practice writing basic concepts in an easy to manage way. “I Can Write” is perfect for early elementary students to learn and practice writing in a fun and engaging way.

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Letter to My Class 2015!

By Amber Ernst / April 10, 2015 /

I wrote this post last year and I loved how I got to reflect on my class. As a teacher each class is different and we (the students and I) learn new things throughout the year.  I wanted to give you a chance to write to your class reflecting on your learning.  Just use the…

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Sign Me Up: Jobs for the Upper Elementary Classroom!

By Amber Ernst / July 6, 2014 /

Branching up to 4th grade I knew would be different! I have been thinking nonstop since I got the news of how I want my classroom to run.  Obviously having my first year under my belt, makes me feel like my ideas are more real and will work. I’m excited to be in this grade…

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