Kindergarten Classroom Rules to Help Your Class Run Smoothly

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Kindergarten students may be young but, even in the first year of school, it’s still important that they learn to follow some basic rules to help with classroom management and the smooth running of the school day. One of your lesson plans for early in the school year should be about setting some rules for […]

Kindergarten Activities to Engage and Challenge

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The kindergarten class is where children develop key skills that take them from pre–k to elementary school and beyond. Lesson plans for this grade should include a range of activities that cover all the core elements of the curriculum. Because kindergarten students are still quite young (4 to 6-year-olds), it’s a good idea to have […]

Kindergarten Worksheets for Easy Lesson Planning

Kindergarten Worksheets

There’s a lot to pack into kindergarten classes: literacy, numeracy, science, language, art, and social studies, not to mention helping students to develop their social and emotional skills. But don’t panic — we’ve got you covered! The Kami Library has a wide range of free kindergarten worksheets to use in your lesson plans. Our worksheets […]

Running a Successful Kindergarten Class

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Did you know that the idea of kindergarten in the United States was first developed in the 1900s when the National Kindergarten Association was set up in New York to promote the idea of a public school kindergarten system? Today, most states across America require school districts to offer either full-day kindergarten or a half-day […]

5 Tech Tools to use With Kami

5 Tech Tools to Use with Kami

“Tech” in the classroom If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a teacher. But, before you were a teacher, in times of yore, you were also probably a student. It’s plain to see that classrooms have changed quite a bit since “the old days”. Blackboards and chalk are gone, overhead projectors sit in storage, and […]

Benefits of Personalized Instruction

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Personalized instruction, sometimes called Personalized learning, is a powerful new approach to education. It emphasizes students’ autonomy in their own education. It lets them choose what they learn, and at what pace. It’s a well-documented approach to education that is picking up momentum around the world. This approach is complemented by a similar approach called […]

Audio and Accessibility in the Classroom

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Teaching has always been a balance between implementing new technology and respecting tried and tested traditional education tools. In a world where it seems a new device is invented every eight hours, this balance is becoming even more difficult to navigate. This is also a component in the Universal Design for Learning that we discuss […]

Mother’s Day Activities for Students

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Mother’s Day is practically here. With so many national holidays happening all the time, it can be hard to keep track of them all! As any parent will tell you, being somebody’s mom is a full-time unpaid job with no holiday pay or sick leave available: Being a mother to several people is even more […]

Using Cornell Notes for better note–taking

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Discover our collection of Cornell Notes templates in the Kami Library. Cornell Notes | Lined Cornell Notes | Purple Cornell Notes | Three Sections See these and more in the Kami Library. Have you ever looked over your students’ notes and wondered how they’ll ever make sense of them? Perhaps while you are teaching, you […]

Spellings for Years 5 and 6

Year 5 and 6 Spelling List

To improve primary school students’ spelling, introduce strategies for learning new words. You can create a Key Stage 2 word list for students to practise at home for any in-class spelling tests. The words on the list should cover common spelling errors and important spelling rules. The English language has some difficult words that Key […]

Common Exception Words for Year 2 Students

Year 2 Common Exception Words

Common exception words are words in English that have unusual spelling. They don’t follow the usual phonetic rules or spelling rules. These words are often taught separately, for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 students, from regular words because they can’t be sounded out phonetically. Here is a list of common exception words which […]

English Worksheets for Year 1

Year 1 English Worksheet

Where to start? When introducing reading and writing to primary school students it’s best to follow the national curriculum’s guidelines so that your students can: *There are 26 letters in the English alphabet which make 44 different sounds called phonemes. We believe the best way to improve a student’s reading comprehension is to make the […]