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Getting Ready to set up your Kindergarten Classroom

Getting Ready to set up your Kindergarten Classroom

Setting up your classroom environment is one the most important ways to ensure an amazing year in Kindergarten. There is a reason that your classroom is known as the third teacher. Your classroom set up can either help you all year or make the whole year a struggle. I donโ€™t want you to have to struggle your way through, when I already figured out the hard way what NOT to do- and what really works. Here are the first things you can do to get ready to set up your classroom

My top 10 sources for  natural classroom loose parts on a budget

My top 10 sources for natural classroom loose parts on a budget

Many people who come into my classroom are pretty impressed with the wide array of natural materials that my students have to work with in their centres. It was not always that way. My classroom was filled with bright, shiny, plastic, manufactured manipulatives, loose parts…