I'm working on creating an interactive list of all my favorite websites and blogs, organized by age group or topic.This post is my first installment. As I add the websites I will post them as a blog post and add it as onto my teacher resources page. Hopefully I will have this project finished by the New Year!
(I'd love to hear ways you keep your favorite sites organized as well.)
Preschool Websites & Blogs:
A wonderful website full of ideas and activities to do with preschoolers. www.prekinders.com
Another wonderful preschool website full of great activities~ http://www.pre-kpages.com/
I love all the updates that TeachPreschool posts on FB and her website is a great resource too~ http://www.teachpreschool.org/
I've recently discovered Activity Village and love some of their printables! "...thousands of free colouring pages, kids crafts, educational resources, puzzles, printables, jigsaws, sudoku and lots more fun, free activities for kids!" Normally I don't print many worksheet type activities but I love their 'how to draw' printables! http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/
One of my favorite sites to find quality (and free) printables to use with my themes is 2TeachingMommies. They're work is engaging for young kids - I love the number sequence puzzles, pattern sets, and matching activities!
Homeschooler blog for Tots that I love. Lots of great ideas for using tot trays, themes, lapbooks, and activity packs and she even hosts a weekly link up with a bunch of other 'tot school posts' http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.com/ForTots.html
Tot Tray inspiration through pictures. I love the ideas here because it make assembling activities for young preschoolers & tots so easy! http://lapbooksbycarisa.homestead.com/TraysforTots.html
Kindergarten Websites & Blogs:
I had the pleasure of finding Fran's blog this summer during a Math Work Stations Linky Party. I love her approach to teaching kindergarten and love reading humor her filled posts. She has lots of freebies on her blog, and great products to purchase at TpT. Check her out at http://www.kindergartencrayons.blogspot.com/
Who else is going to open up their weekly lesson plan books and give you a free 'Peek at my Week'? DeeDee does just that and the document is hyperlinked so with a click of a mouse you can have the same activity in your classroom! I read this each week and salivate over her variety of activities and organization! Definitely check out ~~ ://www.mrswillskindergarten.com/
Great free printables are availagle at: http://www.makinglearningfun.com/
Another wonderful kindergarten blogger who I've been following for the last year. Her weekly posts give great insights into teaching a variety of levels with a huge class size.