Creative Kindergarten

Creative Kindergarten

By Amanda Bourke
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A podcast for teachers to find new ideas, hear stories and maybe learn something new.
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A podcast for teachers to find new ideas, hear stories and maybe learn something new.
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18- Art in Kindergarten
In episode 18 of The Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I discuss art in kindergarten! I love fostering a classroom of artists and empowering students to share their thoughts and feelings through their art. How do you embrace art in your classroom? To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on: Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com
21:09
December 10, 2019
17- Holiday Celebrations in Kindergarten
In episode 17 of The Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I reflect on holiday celebrations in the classroom. My views on this subject have evolved and changed over the years, and I discuss what I’ve done in the past to make this a special time of the year in the classroom for all my students. Links mentioned in this video: Kindness Countdown activity: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Character-Education-I-Am-Kind-Activities-Random-Acts-of-Kindness-4828430 To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on: Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com
16:41
December 3, 2019
16- Classroom Management in Kindergarten
In episode 16 of The Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I delve into the topic of behaviour management! I tackle this topic and discuss some of the techniques I use, and things that I will never use. To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on: Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com
31:05
November 26, 2019
15- How I Use iPads in Kindergarten
In episode 15 of The Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I talk about all the different ways that I use an iPad in Kindergarten. I also reflect on the amount of screen time that children get, and my thoughts on how that has changed students over the past few years. Links I mention: Top 5 iPad apps blog post: https://creativekindergartenblog.com/my-top-5-ipad-apps-for-kindergarten/ Top 5 iPad apps podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhKGU6QvX3s&t=4s Books & Bytes (OneNote Documentation): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Books-And-Bytes To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on: Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com
19:49
November 19, 2019
Creative Kindergarten Podcast Episode 14: Kindergarten Schedule and Routines
In episode 14 of The Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I take a look at what a typical day in kindergarten looks like. I discuss schedules, transitions, centers, and more! This is one of the questions I get asked the most, so I try to unpack everything that goes into the day in the life of a kindergarten classroom! To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on: Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com
24:10
November 12, 2019
Creative Kindergarten Podcast Episode 13: Staying on Top of Everything in Kindergarten
In episode 13 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I try to unpack how I get (or don’t get) everything done in kindergarten. From documenting to planning, setting up centers to facilitating inquiry- how you can keep on top of it all! To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on: Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com
31:31
November 5, 2019
Creative Kindergarten Podcast Episode 12: Parent-Teacher Interviews
In episode 12 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I talk about Parent-Teacher interviews. I used to be so anxious when it was this time of the year, but I have a few tips and tricks to make it easier for you! Listen to my experiences of Parent Conferences to hopefully make it less stressful for you. To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on: Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com
19:29
October 29, 2019
Creative Kindergarten Podcast Episode 11: Play-Based VS Paper-Pencil Centers
In Episode 11 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I discuss play-based and paper-pencil centers. I discuss my personal teaching philosophy, and how I provide a developmentally responsive classroom for all the young learners. To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on: Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com
24:38
October 22, 2019
Creative Kindergarten Podcast Episode 10: Get Students Writing
In Episode 10 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I discuss the momentous task of teaching kindergarten students how to write. From not even writing their name, to writing full sentences, this is how I have taught our students to write. Links I talk about in this podcast: Get Students Writing blog post: https://creativekindergartenblog.com/get-students-writing/ Knowing When to Slow Down blog post: https://creativekindergartenblog.com/knowing-when-to-slow-down/ Class Books for the Whole Year: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Class-Books-for-the-Whole-Year-40-Prompts-for-Kindergarten-Writing-Center-3842061?aref=bkvjk3za To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on: Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com
21:07
October 15, 2019
Creative Kindergarten Podcast Episode 9: Fine Motor Skills
In Episode 9 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I talk to you about how I work on fine motor skills in my kindergarten classroom. I discuss different materials that you can incorporate into your centers, and integrate math and literacy skills too! Links I talk about in this podcast: Fine Motor Skills Blog Post: https://creativekindergartenblog.com/fine-motor-activities-for-kindergarten/ Fine Motor Skills Activity Pack: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fine-Motor-Skills-Activity-Pack-and-Centers-for-Kindergarten-4187994 To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on: Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com
23:30
October 8, 2019
Creative Kindergarten Podcast Episode 8: Homework in Kindergarten
In Episode 8 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I urge you to think about homework, and what that looks like in your classroom. I discuss the different reasons for having or not having homework, and I tell you about how homework has worked in my classroom. Links I talk about in this podcast: Homework in Kindergarten blog post: https://creativekindergartenblog.com/homework-in-kindergarten/ Homework Challenges product: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/EDITABLE-Monthly-Homework-Challenges-for-Kindergarten-3971355
14:41
October 1, 2019
Creative Kindergarten Podcast Episode 7: Q&A with Me!
In Episode 7 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I answer your questions from Instagram! After filming this podcast, I was inspired to write a blog post about how I stay organized: https://creativekindergartenblog.com/?p=9607 To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on: Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com
25:21
September 24, 2019
Creative Kindergarten Podcast Episode 6: Coding in Kindergarten
In Episode 6 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I talk about a *scary* teaching topic: coding. From what it is, to how I teach it, to tips on how to integrate coding in your classroom. Links I talk about in this podcast: Unplugged Coding: www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Unplugged-Coding-Bundle-12-Activities-for-a-whole-year-of-STEM-4537016 Coding in Kindergarten Podcast: creativekindergartenblog.com/coding-in-kindergarten-why-what-when-how/ To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on: Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda
24:04
September 17, 2019
Creative Kindergarten Podcast Episode 5: Working with a Partner
In Episode 5 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I discuss my tips and tricks to build a great relationship with your co-workers. If you work in a kindergarten team, within a division, or in a school community, I hope this advice will help you build strong relationships. To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on: Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com
09:07
September 10, 2019
Creative Kindergarten Podcast Episode 4: My Top 5 Apps for Kindergarten
In Episode 4 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I give you the top 5 apps that I use in the classroom. These apps are great to use during centers, and are perfect for engaging students in their learning. Links I talk about in this Podcast: Boom Cards: www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten/Category/BOOM-Cards-319602 Blog posts I mention: My Top 5 iPad apps for Kindergarten: creativekindergartenblog.com/my-top-5-ipad-apps-for-kindergarten/ To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on: Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com
17:54
September 3, 2019
Creative Kindergarten Podcast Episode 3: Free Choice Centers
In episode 3 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I look at free choice centers. I answer some of the questions I have received about free choice centers, and explore how that works for all learners. To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on: Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com
19:09
August 27, 2019
Creative Kindergarten Podcast Episode 2: First Day of Kindergarten
In episode 2 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I talk about the first day of school. In particular, the first day of kindergarten. I give my top tips for having a successful day, and how to prepare yourself for your new students. Links I talk about in this podcast: How I Colored on the First Day of school: Early Writers:  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Memory-Books-Early-Writers-Monthly-Writing-Activity-for-Kindergarten-2612069 Beginner Writers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Memory-Journals-Beginner-Writers-Activity-for-Kindergarten-2612265 Blog Posts: Tips to make your first day of kindergarten succesful: https://creativekindergartenblog.com/2017/07/28/tips-to-make-your-first-day-of-kindergarten-successful/
17:05
August 20, 2019
Episode 1 - Kindergarten Classroom Set-Up
In my first episode of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I share with you my thoughts on classroom set-up. As we are headed back to school, explore what your classroom environment means to you, and how it serves the needs of your students. Classroom Tour blog post: https://creativekindergartenblog.com/2018/07/12/our-kindergarten-classroom-tour/ To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on: Teachers Pay Teachers:  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten  Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com
22:47
August 13, 2019
Creative Kindergarten Podcast Introduction: Why a Podcast?
Welcome to my new Creative Kindergarten Podcast. This first episode is just an introduction to me, and what I hope this podcast can become- a conversation! I want to connect with other educators, and discuss early childhood education!  To join in the conversation with me, you can find me on: Teachers Pay Teachers:  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten  Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com  
05:19
August 12, 2019
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