Getting Organized for April

 
April is right around the corner!  Here are a few things that will help you get April off on the right foot. Before you know it, you’ll have mastered organizing the kindergarten classroom for April.

Listening Station

I get a lot of questions about my listening station.  So here is a quick tour!

I keep all of my books and CD’s in this tub.  I print out the response pages and supportive materials and place them in the same bag.  When I use the book, I put the date on the bag with a Sharpie.  Folks, I am old… I can’t remember which books we have already used!This book is about April Fool’s Day so it is perfect for this time of year.
You can find it in our RETIRED Listen Up Reading Response Unit HERE.
It is also in this RETIRED bundle HERE.NOTE:  All Retired Bundles are offered at over a 50% savings!
Getting Organized for April 1
 
This is what my “station” looks like.  No headphones = no headphone problems.  My students have been trained to keep the volume low.  I also like that I can monitor their progress at that station.
 
I put the bag under the CD player so it is handy when I want to switch it out.  All of the materials go in the basket under the player… Seriously, this is the easiest station for me to manage.  My kids love the response pages too!
Getting Organized for April 2
This picture makes me dizzy… sorry!
 
This bin, with all of the listen station resources, sits just a few steps away from my player.  It is out of the way, but accessible when I need it.
 
Getting Organized for April 3
 
I ordered my April books from Scholastic’s See Saw catalog, but they are not here yet. You can see all of our Listen Up Reading Response units HERE.

Writing Work Station

Getting Organized for April 4
 
Getting Organized for April 5
Here is a card that one of my sweeties wrote to her sister.  Her sister just got her driver’s license!
Getting Organized for April 6
Dear Katlyn, I love you to have your driver’s license.  I love the “No Speed Limit” sign!

There are a lot of paper options at the station.  I just copy a limited amount of each for the month.  When they are gone, they are gone.   Sometimes we run out of cards, sometimes we run out of lists, and sometimes we run out of labeling pages.

Predictable Sentences

Here are my  predictable sentence for April.

Getting Organized for April 7

Fun Addition & Subtraction Games

I had someone request an Easter version of my addition and subtraction fluency game.  This is what I came up with.

Getting Organized for April 8

 

Getting Organized for April 9
The spinner I used can be found HERE.

April’s Poem

April’s poems include this fun one!   It is included in April’s Poetry and Shared Reading Unit.

April Classroom Organization

No time? No Prep Solutions for April!

Sometimes you just need NO PREP unit!  These are just a simple print and go activities that are helpful for morning work, stations, or a quick assessment.
Getting Organized for April 10
 This fun book has been added to our Guiding Readers units.
Getting Organized for April 11

 

April Classroom Organization Spring is here, the school year is almost over! Since time is sacred, here's some tips for organizing the kindergarten classroom for April.

I hope you have a fantastic April! I hope this has helped you with organizing the kindergarten classroom for April.

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Deedee Wills

Deedee Wills

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!

Hi, I'm DeedeE.

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!
 

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  1. How to you organize the predictable sentences? I just copied and cut and now I have Lots log little pieces. Any tips?

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