New Teachers

A collection of resources curated by experienced teachers to support the newest members of our profession. Pins relate to the following topics: Landing your first teaching job, establishing routines, classroom management, organization, handling paperwork, classroom set-up, activities that represent best practices, and links to sites that offer additional support for new teachers. This board is not open to new collaborators at this time. Thanks!
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The research behind why number sense is critical in the early years, what number sense is, and how you can build it in your students.

The Why & How of Number Sense

An explanation of what number sense is, why it is important, and how to build strong number sense in students through regular routines.

Thumbprint Hearts for Valentine's Day. Gorgeous Valentine's Day Gift for Toddlers to make. The perfect Thumbprint Keepsake. #valentinesday #thumbprints #preschool #toddler #valentinesdaygift

Thumbprint Hearts for Valentines Day

Thumbprint Hearts for Valentine's Day. Gorgeous Valentine's Day Gift for Toddlers to make. The perfect Thumbprint Keepsake.

Oh wow, so many fantastic Bookmark Corner designs - one basic craft.. so many fabulous designs and variations. We do love Corner Bookmarks, such an easy paper craft for kids!

Corner Bookmarks How To & Designs

Oh wow, so many fantastic Bookmark Corner designs - one basic craft. so many fabulous designs and variations. We do love Corner Bookmarks, such an easy paper craft for kids!

29 Editable Word Work Activities! Work on any sight list with kindergarten and first grade students with these 29 word work activities  that require almost no prep and are EDITABLE! #sightwords #literacycenters #kindergarten #firstgrade #wordwork #PlayodughtoPlato

Editable Word Work Activities

Work on any sight list with kindergarten and first grade students with these 29 word work activities that require almost no prep and are EDITABLE!

DIY Puffy Paint Recipe. Make these gorgoues puffy paint hearts for Valentines Day. They would make a great Heart Garland or puffy paint heart card for toddlers and preschoolers. Wonderful ine motor art activity #valentines #hearts #puffypaint #art #recipes

Puffy Paint Recipe (& a Heart Garland for Valentine's Day

Make these gorgoues puffy paint hearts for Valentines Day. They would make a great Heart Garland or puffy paint heart card for toddlers and preschoolers.

Making 10 math center for first grade. This fun game will keep your students learning and adding the missing number to make 10.

First Grade Math: Homework UNIT 2

Making 10 math center for first grade. This fun game will keep your students learning and adding the missing number to make 10.

20 Fine Motor Skills Activities for Kids Using Clothespins on Lalymom.com #KBN #OT #EarlyEd

Fine Motor Skills Activities with Clothespins

20 fun and simple ways to use clothespins for fine motor skills activities for toddlers, preschoolers and kids alike!

There are so many fun ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with kids. Here you'll find lesson plans, Valentine crafts, favorite videos, picture books and more.

Valentine's Day Activities for Kids

Art, sensory, learning and play ideas for kids. Also includes free printables, lesson plans, and more.

30 Sheep & Lamb Crafts for Spring & Easter #Easter #spring #lamb #sheep #crafts

30 Cute Lamb & Sheep Crafts

3D geometry interactive notebooks for kindergarten. Students match solid shapes that are the same. Kids love adding these into their math journals

Kindergarten Math Supplement: Unit 1

geometry interactive notebooks for kindergarten. Students match solid shapes that are the same. Kids love adding these into their math journals

Great guest blog post from Hilary from Second Grade is Out of This World all about teacher tools and how to store them in the classroom!

Teacher Tools

Great guest blog post from Hilary from Second Grade is Out of This World all about teacher tools and how to store them in the classroom!

Cool Science Projects - Ski Jumping Straw Rockets - JDaniel4s Mom

Cool Science Projects - Ski Jumping Straw Rockets - JDaniel4s Mom

When Do Teachers Need to Dress Professionally?

Do Teachers Really Need to Dress Professionally?

While conventional wisdom is to always dress professionally, reality is not quite so clear. Sometimes professional dress is critical while other times it's really more optional.

Literacy Week bulletin board idea- Our 1st and 2nd graders "baked"  birthday cupcakes and wrote about the gifts Dr. Seuss has given them as readers. Such a fun writing idea for kids during Read Across America week!

Movin' Into March for Literacy Week

Literacy Week bulletin board idea- Our 1st and 2nd graders "baked" birthday cupcakes and wrote about the gifts Dr. Seuss has given them as readers. Such a fun writing idea for kids during Read Across America week!

It may seem silly, but I think it's a great idea to incorporate some task card fun into your classroom with...sticky hands! These goofy tools can provide a way for kids to engage with task cards that's fun and calming for them. I explain how to use sticky games with task cards in this post, so click through to read about it!

Task Card Fun with Sticky Hands

Task Card Fun with Sticky Hands!

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