Kindergarten Smorgasboard

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Using a smart board to let the students "eat" the bigger number as an introductory lesson to greater than and less than and comparing numbers!

Thanksgiving In The Classroom

Hello Thanksgiving break!!! It was so nice to get to sleep in thi….wait….my internal clock woke me up at 6 a.m. Ummm note to my body: I AM OFF TODAY! Let me sleep! You know what…

Community Helpers Roll and Color freebie

Community Helpers Roll and Color FREEBIE!

This is a set of 5 roll and color games. There are are 2 sets of games with a community helper theme. One set of games is for numbers 1-6 and one set is for 1-12.Please be sure to check out our website to read our blog, download freebies & handouts in the Resource Center, see where Mr. Greg ...

All About the number anchor charts

All About the Number

We all remember the day of letter of the week, number of the week, color of the week, etc. Research has shown us that this is not a very e...

Howdy! I am Mr. Greg from The Kindergarten Smorgasboard. My real name is Greg Smedley-Warren. I have been teaching for 11 years. I spent a year teaching fifth grade, two years in second grade and am now in my 9th year in Kindergarten. Kindergarten is my passion and my calling but honestly, that wasn’t how it started. When I was moved to Kindergarten (not voluntarily!) I called my mommy and cried. But on the first day, I fell in love and knew that Kindergarten is where I belonged. I have…

The Doorbell: My FAVORITE Classroom Management Tool!

Ya’ll….I’m gonna be real about classroom management and using a quiet signal in the classroom! When people clap at me to get my attention, it irks me. When people count to get a …

Three letter identification activities to engage students in learning their letters.  Visit this blog to see how to make these DIY games and get a free download!

3 Letter Identification Activities

Today I’m showing you three letter identification activities that are super easy to make and super engaging! And they’re fun. Did I mention cheap and easy? Ya’ll know how much …

Counting to 100 stem challenge!  Counting to 100 while building and stacking!

100 Cups: A STEM Challenge

Counting to 100 and numbers to 100 can be a challenge for many of our students. We have the goal that by the 100th day of school everyone will be able to count to 100. And then we work on writing …

Use Dollar Tree cutouts to make a simple counting center or math game to work on numbers and counting to 20!

Centers Ideas for September

Use Dollar Tree cutouts to make a simple counting center or math game to work on numbers and counting to 20!

ROY G BIV portraits!  Students learn about the colors of rainbow with ROY G BIV and then make a portrait with rainbow hair!

Rainbow Week Ideas

Rainbows are beautiful and magical and where unicorns live. I want a unicorn. Therefore I want to be a rainbow. But we all know that can’t happen so instead I’ll teach…

Pool noodle letter activities!  Practice letter recognition and STEM with these easy alpahbet pool noodle ideas!

Pool Noodle Letter Activities

If you know me, you know I love me some pool noodles. You also know I love me some DIY. So when you can combine those two, I get a little giddy. So today I want to show you a simple way to use p…

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A Kindergarten Smorgasboard of 13 Morning Meeting Greetings (Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten)

Morning meeting is one of my favorite things in the classroom. I love that we all come together to start our day. I love that we cover tons of standards in fun, hands on, engaging ways! (#commonco

Take your students on a sight word hunt with this easy to set up sight word activity!

Sight Word Hunt

Sight words are such an important piece of reading and writing which is why we focus on them so much! Because of that focus I’m always looking for new ways to practice our sight words! So …

Scarecrow art project!  Students follow directions to create a scarecrow!

Fall Activities And Ideas

Scarecrow art project! Students follow directions to create a scarecrow!

Use bowling pins for a hands on subtraction game in your classroom!  Click this image to get your free recording sheet for subtraction bowling!

Ocean Animals and Subtraction: Schedulin’ Sunday

Happy Schedulin’ Sunday! This week is all about ocean animals and place value! And we’re continuing our end of the year Alphabet Countdown with Western day, Violet Day and your fav…

Differenitate St. Patrick's Day math with these roll and color freebies!

St. Patrick’s Day Ideas And Activities

St. Patrick’s Day is always such a fun day in the classroom! Leprechauns….rainbows….Shamrock shakes….I love celebrating the day with my kids! And I’m excited to sh…