‘Tis the holiday season and it’s a time for both giving and receiving. If there is a teacher in your life – or if you want to treat yourself – you might be asking what might be a great stocking Stuffer for an educator.
ThinkFives reached out to our partners, and they offered these suggestions.
Research Projects from The Kindergarten Smorgasboard
Research Projects are a great way to bring science & social studies into your classroom while using higher-order thinking, research, writing & vocabulary while meeting your standards and engaging your students by making their learning FUN!
Kindergarten teacher “Mr. Greg” inspires teachers from around the world with his engaging lessons and techniques through his blog at thekindergartensmorgasboard.com.
Mr. Greg’s Research Projects are all-inclusive, containing everything you need from graphic organizers and research journals to book and video suggestions and art project ideas.
Each project can be purchased individually OR you can purchase them as a bundle.
Check out the Research Projects at The Kindergarten Smorgasboard
Go See The Principal Book by Gerry Brooks (Autographed)
Not only can you gift a great book from Principal Gerry, but you can even have it personally autographed by Principal Gerry himself.
Go See The Principal shares stories of inspiration and humor for educators tackling the challenges of teaching day in and day out. Principal Gerry, an elementary school principal and popular YouTube personality, includes many practical topics. Chapters include social media in the classroom and parent-teacher conferences to more lighthearted sections such as “Pickup and Dropoff: An Exercise in Humanity” and “School Supplies: Yes, We Really Need All That Stuff,”
Go See the Principal offers comic relief, inspiration, and advice to those who need it the most. Check it out here.
SandyBoy Books by Cindi Flow
The SandyBoy series is a great series of books for both children who love horses and those who haven’t had a chance to interact with a horse. Cindi Flow is a former educator, lover of horses, and author of the “SandyBoy” series. Cindi’s love of animals began as a young girl with her first pet. Her best friend had a horse that they both rode and that instilled in them an early love of horses.
SandyBoy’s latest adventure helps children relate to others’ needs. Sometimes, we feel our place in the world is not valuable. SandyBoy senses that his pasture friend, Tree, is not doing well. He goes about being a caring friend and encouraging Tree to look at all he does to help others in the pasture.
SandyBoy makes a difference in Tree’s life and encourages young readers to make a difference in someone’s life!
Winter Writing Center (Kindergarten and 1st grade) by DeeDee Wills
What if having engaging winter writing center activities for kindergarten was easy? This set of writing center activities design has been planned for you and is a great way to set up your sustainable kindergarten writing center! Labeling a picture, writing sentences, card making, letter writing, sequencing a story, themed word cards, portable word wall, writing center posters, and more!
Deedee Wills, the author behind Mrs. Wills’ Kindergarten has spent time as a second-grade teacher, a kindergarten teacher, and a district-wide instructional coach. Her heart belongs to early childhood education and she loves working with other teachers who share this same love as her.
Winter Writing Center contains everything you need to make your writing station successful in your own classroom. Center time can be a favorite activity… the classroom writing center.
Check it out here.
Reading Aptitude Continuum by Donna Whyte
The ultimate gift for the reading teacher in your family (or you). Each assessment in the Reading Aptitude Continuum is based on learning basic concepts that allow readers to decode text and build fluency. The Reading Aptitude Continuum contains 121 assessments that:
- Provide all materials and charts that allow you to identify individual, as well as class needs
- Provide you with a progression of skills that allow assessments to be focused on student need
- Give you access to information that aids in creating reading groups and activities for independent learning
- Allow you to establish a system for your assessments for quick reporting to support staff and parents.
The bundle contains the Reading Ladders, instructions, printable flashcards, and score sheets, as well as customizable versions of the cards and score sheets.
Check it out here.
Do you have a suggestion for a great teacher gift?