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Rainbow Fish, Never Give Away Your Sparkles!

For the past four years, I’ve been teaching kinders how to create the Rainbow Fish.  Saw it on the Internet, I’m sure, and thought, “Gee, this looks fun.”  I’ve read all the Rainbow Fish books, including, Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale, Rainbow Fish to the Rescue, etc.  All the Rainbow Fish books, EXCEPT for the first one.  And let me tell you, the story sucks.  Continue reading “Rainbow Fish, Never Give Away Your Sparkles!”

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Wacky Birds

This lesson was only supposed to take one day.  But it was so fun, it took three.  Continue reading “Wacky Birds”

Observational Drawing

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‘Cause Baby You’re a Firework!

The biggest secret in kindergarten art is revealed: watercolors on top of crayon is magic. Continue reading “‘Cause Baby You’re a Firework!”

Whole School Den Banners

Continue reading “Whole School Den Banners”

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I did this lesson back in October and have previously posted it under Fall with Kindergarten (last year); however, I think it deserves a revisit. The main thing I did differently on this was a thinking routine.  This routine is “I used to think/Now I think.” Continue reading “Thinking Routines and Spiders”

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

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Self-Portraits Are Eye-Opening

Continue reading “Self-Portraits Are Eye-Opening”

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Best Sub Plan Ever

We all know how sub plans are the bane of a teacher’s life.   Continue reading “Best Sub Plan Ever”

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