Tuesday, September 25, 2012

All about fall! A picture book - reader, worksheets and activities for kindergarten and first grade!

Hey everyone!

It seems like time flies and it's already fall..!

Kiddos definitely observe the changes in nature and in the weather. They also get very excited about upcoming holidays and events!

These facts inspired me to write a little reader -  story for young learners. Every time I read similar picture books to my classroom, (about the seasons and their special days like Halloween, Veterans Day etc), I see how excited and interested the children are in finding out one thing: "What's next for us all?!"

A preview of the story:

(I thought it would be more fun to make a mouse the protagonist of the story. So I came up with..Martin the mouse!)

I also added common core aligned worksheets, graphic organizers, venn diagrams and a special fall craftivity (template included).

You can check this out by following the link below:

Happy fall and I hope you are having a smooth back to school time!


Frames,Borders and Tags for your worksheets and lesson plans!

Hey everyone!

I have just finished creating some frames,borders and tags for the teachers or parents who would like to enhance their worksheets!

You can check them out by following the link below :

The pack contains 18 Frames, Tags and Borders for Halloween too!

Hope you enjoy them!

                                                                                 Dina - The Constant Kindergartener

Monday, September 10, 2012

Back to school fun! All about me craftivity for Pre-k, Kindergarten and First grade!

Hey everyone!

I am very excited to announce that I listed my first ever teaching creation!

I have been doing this activity with my students for years, but this is the first time I share it with fellow teachers on the web and parents! 

It is a fun craftivity for pre-k and kindergarten, for the beginning of the school year. First graders could have fun with it too!

You can follow the link below to download it for FREE:

   A preview:

Teachers pay Teachers (as I recently found out!) is a website appropriate for both parents and teachers. It provides amazing resources, crafts and activities created from teachers all over the world!

Hope you enjoy this one in class or at home!

Thank you for stopping by! 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Just started!


Hey everyone! 

After giving it some thought and after some encouragement I got from colleagues&friends , I decided to create this blog to share my suggestions and creations for the kindergarten -3rd grade classroom.

I have a university degree in early childhood education and have been working as a kindergarten teacher for 6 years now. I enjoy creating literacy, math and age appropriate informational text units for prek - 3rd grade. Since I love picture books, I try to turn everything into a fun engaging story! I aspire to create the books and resources that I would buy and use in class myself.

Crafts and craftivities are my favorite things to do in class (&at home!) and I always see such excitement from the kiddos! I love trying new creative ideas and materials to support my lesson plans. I will be posting a lot of those here, on my "Class Crafts" page.

I am also addicted to movies and T.V shows! I've watched almost everything there is. This blog's name was actually inspired by a movie title (which was first a book, no conspiracy theories here though! Haha!) and created with these in mind..

You can keep up with updates on resources by following this blog,
 PLUS you can check out these freebies !


                      Dina - The Constant Kindergartener

*Funny clipart of me with my two spaniels as human babies!  

This is them at the beach..!

P.S  I love dogs!