Thursday, October 30, 2014

Veterans Day Activity

Veterans Day Activity
Looking for a great activity to teach your students the meaning and significance of Veterans Day? Be sure to check out my Veterans Day PowerPoint for a ready to use resource in your classroom!

Thank you to all of the veterans for your faithful service to our country!

Veterans Day PowerPoint

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fall Activities

Here are some new Fall products that I have just released!
Lots of fun ideas and activities for Columbus Day, Fall, Thanksgiving and beyond!
Click on the image to check out the product's details!

Thanksgiving Writing

Christopher Columbus Activity
Columbus Day | Christopher Columbus
Thanksgiving Craft

Monday, October 6, 2014

Third Grade Reading

My third grade class is reading Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner. This is one of my all time favorite books because I love the themes of sacrifice and humility. I just love it when my students get so excited about a book, they cannot wait to finish it! Last week my students were begging me to continue reading it, and we are very close to the dramatic and surprising end. If you are not familiar with this book, it is a real gem. The story is about a young boy (Little Willy) who lives with his ill grandfather in Wyoming. Willy learns that the reason is grandfather is ill, is because he is about to lose the farm to foreclosure. Willy sets out to not only manage the potato farm, but to try and save it from foreclosure. A dramatic series of events at the end of the book leaves young readers shocked, stunned and often moved to tears.  This is a must have book for your classroom library! Go check it out at your local library today!  Teachers especially love the wonderful virtues that the characters show. Your students will love the action and adventure along with the surprise ending.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

GAL celebrates a Teachers Pay Teachers Milestone!

GAL is celebrating a milestone achievement this week on Teachers Pay Teachers!
Be sure to check out the article then join the celebration this week by downloading a free PowerPoint lesson here!

Thank you teachers for all of your support of Green Apple Lessons!  Be sure to like or share this post with a friend!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Back to School Tips

It's back to school time!  I wanted to take this opportunity to share some great classroom management tips for new kindergarten and early elementary teachers.
Starting the year off on the "right foot" is essential for a successful year.  
Set aside a few moments to listen to my YouTube post (link below) on Kindergarten Classroom Management. Also, be sure to check out my  classroom management resources including a fun set of classroom rules posters, and a poster that help your students that always say, "I don't know."  These tools can help you get your year off to a wonderful start!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

How Kindergarten Blogs Are Helping Kindergarten Teachers


It is widely believed that teaching is a calling and to some extent that may be true. Being a kindergarten teacher can be so rewarding as well as a bit hectic. Dealing with young kids from different backgrounds can be a challenge and not only does it require a great deal of patience, you must be on top things every day! So what better way to be up to date with techniques that will keep these young ones engaged than from reading Kindergarten Blogs? If you think about it, teaching young children can take on a lot more effort than teaching older kids, at times.  A kindergarten classroom blog can actually assist you as a teacher to prepare better for the lessons ahead.

What a teacher can learn from a kindergarten blog

Teaching a kindergarten class requires that you have all the students actively involved in learning.  Kindergarten teacher blogs have a lot of useful resources that can help you maintain an active class and also enjoy yourself as you teach. The ideas you get from kindergarten blogs include fresh new and exciting  ideas, craft ideas, lesson planning, strategy planning and you can also learn how to handle every personality that each individual student brings to the classroom.

Why visiting a kindergarten teacher blog is a good idea

Students have different learning capabilities and understanding capacities. As a teacher, it becomes your sole duty to understand and know how to approach each one of them. Kindergarten blogs are written by teachers, some who have had years of experience and are willing and ready to assist any fellow teacher to better understand their students. Another great advantage is staying relevant.  It is said that practice makes perfect and the best way to help yourself become better than you are or maintain the label of the best teacher, is to keep you updated on new fresh and effective ways to approach every class by frequenting the Kindergarten blogs

Green Apple Lessons is a kindergarten blog that seeks to help parents and teachers educate young children. Be sure to check out our great kindergarten printable worksheets and come visit our kindergarten blog for more great teaching tips and ideas!

Are Printable Worksheets for Kindergarten Important for Your Child’s Academic Development?

In today’s world, your level of education and achievements is a great measure of exactly how far in life you can go. A firm educational background offers the best foundation for success later in life. This has brought a lot of competition in schools as more and more students work to get the limited opportunities offered in higher learning institutions. Parents have realized this, and most have enrolled their children in pre-school or afterschool programs that offer more value to supplement the education from public schools. Public schools mainly have limited resources to offer the best learning experience for children; it is, therefore, up to parents to offer the best learning opportunities to their children for the best results.

Printable Worksheets for Kindergarten

Printable worksheets for kindergarten offer great learning opportunities for kids as well as providing parents and teachers with a simplified and standardized teaching aid. Worksheets are designed to assist children understand basic concepts and relationships through repetition. Most worksheets help students develop cognitive skills by testing whether they can relate pictures and words or other exercises. All worksheets are designed to help the development of students in learning; it is up to teachers and parents to choose the most appropriate material for their students to learn with as every worksheet is designed for a specific objective. Printable worksheets for kindergarten are found online from where they can be printed conveniently.

Using Printable Worksheets for Kindergarten in Class

Though not all teachers agree on just how important it is to use worksheets in class, it is important to consider suitable areas for their use. For instance in math, repetition of basic math concepts can be achieved more effectively using printable worksheets for kindergarten. Teachers also use worksheets in teaching students the alphabets and help them recognize different letters. These two examples indicate just how vital worksheets are in helping students understand the more challenging subjects and concepts.

Printable Worksheets for Kindergarten at Home

Parents who are concerned with the education of their children and would like to be involved in helping them attain academic success can use worksheets to help them develop different skills even before they start school. Many parents today use printable worksheets for kindergarten to initiate their children’s learning as a means of pre-schooling. These worksheets introduce preschoolers to reading and writing letters and numbers as well as basic math concepts. At pre-school age, students learn best through drilling, and worksheets are designed for such repetitive applications.

As demonstrated above, worksheets are an integral part of the learning process and are one of the most popular teaching aids available today. Printable Worksheets for Kindergarten offer teachers and parents a rich variety of teaching material from which they can select the most appropriate ones depending on the children’s needs.

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