Great Ideas for Teaching in January - Miss Kindergarten

Great Ideas for Teaching in January

 Well, it is true, a 4 day weekend stands between me and my new job as a first grade teacher. 
Overwhelmed? Check! 
Nervous? Check! 
Excited? Check! 
Prepared? Not quite! But working on it!

First of all, I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to my sweet blogging friends! I have gotten the sweetest emails, gifts and support from you. It is so sweet I could cry! But I won't...not until Tuesday anyway ;) Thank you Kristen, Ms. M, Kristin, Jennifer, Erin, Tamara and Alisha. Seriously, sweetest ladies in the world!

And these lovely ladies for humoring me and meeting up with me on Wednesday!
{secretly it was my half birthday celebration}
Love you girls!

OH AND STOP THE WORLD {Abby style}, KRISTIN HAS REACHED 1000 FOLLOWERS!!! Well, 1001 to be exact. I might be happier than she is. To celebrate, I will be sending my Snow Unit to everyone who left a comment on my previous post after begging suggesting that you follow my dear friend Kristin! So thanks guys!! Check your emails!

Okay, I'll stop jabbering. On to the real reason of this post! I wanted to share all of these fabulous resources that I have found and plan to use with my kiddos in January.

New Year ideas:

Penguin Crafts:

As you can see, I have a thing for penguins, First Grade Blue Skies and Mrs. Cupcake! Hopefully you can use some of these ideas too!


  1. Looks like such a fun get together!!! Such cute little activities! Everytime I read your posts I want to call my P and ask/beg to move down to K-2!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

  2. Good luck next week. 1st graders's will be ready for YOU!

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  3. You will be an awesome 1st grade teacher! Welcome to the club!!!


  4. Good luck next week!! I know you will rock those first graders socks off!!!

    Are you going to change your blog name to Miss First Grade now??

    I can not wait to hear all about it!

  5. You will do a fabulous job! First Grade will LOVE you!!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  6. You will do GREAT! First graders are so much fun!

  7. Just found your blog and became your newest follower! Thanks for all the neat ideas in your post!

  8. What lucky first graders they are to get a fabulous teacher like you Hadar! I can only imagine how excited and nervous you must be.

    I hope you have lots of energy this weekend and are able to get all you have planned to be ready for your big day!
    Happy New Year!!!!

  9. Have a great first day of school. You'll love first grade! I bet you'll even marvel at how independent they are! :)

    May I suggest you read First Day Jitters. I read that on my first day at my current school since I was hired after the school year started. It's a great book. You can find it online via TumbleBooks.

  10. Ah, now I have to decide what I can fit in. Thanks for the shares.

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings

  11. wooo girl! You are totally ready to rock that first grade class! Let us know how it goes as soon as you go back!!! :)

  12. Congratulations on your new job. I taught first grade for 18 years and loved it. Your new students are very lucky to have such a creative teacher. Enjoy!!

  13. Sad to see you leave the kinder club... but I know you'll love first grade! Your new babies will be so blessed to have you as a teacher - you have fabulous ideas and are always enthusiastic and positive about everything. Thanks for being such a great blogger - I look forward to reading about your adventure in first grade! :)

    Kindergarten Katy

  14. Thanks for the love, Hadar!! I'm obsessed with your blog, too!! We are going to be fast bloggy friends :)))

    You'll love first grade!!! Good luck! But enjoy these last few days... yikes, can you BELIEVE break is practically OVER?!

    PS: How do I get started with making a FB page for my blog??

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  15. Thanks for posting all of these great ideas in one place!

    I was going to say good luck in 1st, but who am I kidding? You don't need any luck! You'll do SUPERB! Can't wait to hear all about it :)

    Color Me Kinder

  16. Thanks for the shout out, BBFF! AND for giving out your Snow packet to so many people on my behalf. That is SOOOO cool!!!
    You will be AWESOME in first grade and exactly what those kiddos need (not to mention, you'll probably liven up the team, too - BONUS!).
    Can't wait to hear all about your first day. You'll feel better once you're "in it" (as we already said).
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  17. Just got your card and had to laugh! Is there a way to post cards to blogs?

  18. What a great roundup for the new year! :) Thanks for sharing all those great ideas! :)

  19. Goodluck! You will be fabulous!!!


  20. You will be an AWESOME Firsties teacher and will fall in love with 1st grade! I am happy to help if you need anything. Seriously, just shoot me an email and tell me what you need and I'll email it to you!

    If you haven't grabbed my penguin and snowmen *freebies* go take a look!

    I will be praying for you!

    Happy New Year!

    Heather's Heart

  21. Thanks so much for the shout out girl! Didn't realize you were starting a new job right now, hopefully my packet will help you out a bit! But I doubt you need much help!

  22. Hadar,CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are the winner of the $10 gift card from Target. Could you email me your address so I can send it out?
    ❁Beth Ann❁
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  23. Hadar!
    I am typing this comment below the one where you won the $10 gift card from Target!
    So you see... Everything is falling into place! I know you will be FABULOUS in a first grade classroom. You are so warm and welcoming in BlogLand, I'm sure the kids will sense that IRL and fall in love with you in less than 5 seconds!
    Here's to a WONDERFUL first day with your new friends...

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  24. I love all of your stuff! I'm finding that scrapbook paper makes everything look better! I can't believe I havent used it in my classroom before!


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