Finding Success with Kindergarten



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Introduction 2:08

What to Expect with Kindergarten

Behaviors, Needs, and Abilities 8:21

Coordinating with Kindergarten Teachers 3:25

Basic Routines and Supplies

Teaching Basic Routines 6:12

Basic Kindergarten Supplies 2:47

Best Instructional Strategies

Using Books for Instruction 6:14

Basic Kindergarten Skills 4:36

Strategies for Early Finishers 6:01

Setup and Logistics

Strategies for Art on a Cart 3:08

Simple Clean-Up Ideas 5:49

Drying and Display Options 4:20

Talking About Art with Kindergarteners

Phrases and Prompts for Discussion 5:18

Developing Creativity 5:43


Conclusion 0:54

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Finding Success with Kindergarten

2 PD Hours

  • 1 Explore methods for staying organized with your youngest students.

  • 2 Learn how to support choice and differentiation for early finishers.

  • 3 Discover how to plan for, organize, and implement kindergarten strategies in your classroom.

Make kindergarten your favorite grade to teach! Gain specific ideas to excite students through engaging projects and organized routines and procedures. Learn why it’s important to provide every student a successful start and how simple changes make big impacts for the littlest of students. It’s everything you need to keep your kindergarten classes running smoothly!

Megan Dehner

Megan Dehner

PRO Facilitator and Elementary Art Teacher

Megan Dehner is an elementary art teacher (K-5) at West Liberty Elementary School in West Liberty, Iowa. She has a B.A. in Spanish and a B.F.A. in Printmaking from the University of Iowa. She is passionate about giving all learners a chance to practice their creativity, regardless of language and abilities.


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