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Teaching the ABCs is one of the building blocks of literacy. Experts say that letter recognition is the strongest indicator of reading success up to the fourth grade. Children who cannot automatically recognize uppercase and lowercase letters will struggle with making letter-sound connections and ultimately, decoding words.
As teachers, we are crazy busy. Some days we run around so much we can barely get a sip of coffee in (horrors!). I once worked in a private kindergarten where I spent 9 hours a day with my students with an hour break for lunch. There were no specials, no rest time, but most of all, there was no lesson […]
My students love Stamping Station. This is such a staple in our classroom that there is much disappointment when I skip it for a week. How do I keep their anticipation levels so high? I love to use stamping in different ways each week.By alternating both Literacy and Math activities in my Stamping Station, I […]
Our first week of school in the new year got off to a great start with a theme on Winter Animals! We began the week by discussing Hibernating Animals. On Monday, we read the book “Winter Lullaby” by Barbara Seuling and learned how different animals hibernate through the winter. Then we put together “My Winter […]
How do you keep your students interested in school work during the Holiday season? You make it fun and festive. This week, I tried out my Christmas Cupcakes CVC Unscramble FREEBIE in learning centers and it was a hit! My students loved opening up the boxes…just like Christmas! The boxes do not come with the […]
PEEK AT OUR WEEK We had a “golden” week here at school…the leprechaun came and made a mess of our room. Here is the message he left… He was a nice leprechaun and left us green-wrappered Andes mints and gold-wrappered mini-roll’s to say he was sorry (Several kids commented about what bad handwriting the leprechaun […]
Welcome to Keys to Kinders! Today I start a journey down the path to starting my very own Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) store – Key to Kinders. So one of the things TpT requires is for the first product to be shared for free – which is fine. My biggest concern with this policy has […]