Spriggles character trait books are perfect for young children, they teach the concepts in a fun and memorable way.
I was at Barnes & Noble recently browsing the shelves for good read alouds for preschoolers. One of the first books I saw when I entered the children’s section was If I Were a Lion by Sarah Weeks. If you teach preschool or kindergarten or you have a child between the ages of 2-6 they […]
I will slowly start posting pictures from my new model classroom here. Above is the writing center, you can read detailed explanations for each item on my Writing Center page. Above you can see the Dramatic Play center, I LOVE the compact kitchen unit instead of all the big pieces. You can read more about […]
I just read a new book titled I Love Letters!: More Than 200 Quick & Easy Activities to Introduce Young Children to Letters and Literacy by Dr. Jean Feldman. I Love Letters!is a literacy goldmine for pre-k and kindergarten teachers! It’s chock-full of fun, simple ideas to teach literacy that you can implement in your […]
The following pages have been updated: Ocean: Added new ocean syllable mats and counting mats Farm: Added new Where is the Cow? positional word book Thanksgiving: Added new Where is the Turkey? positional word book I will be adding more positional word books, syllable mats, and counting mats to other pages soon.
I recently had the opportunity to listen to the new Little Songs for Language Arts CD from HeidiSongs and I was so impressed I just had to share my observations with you! What I like best about this CD is that there is a nice mix of songs that you can use throughout the year, […]
I have a long-standing love hate relationship with the Lakeshore store. If you’ve never been to Lakeshore it’s the Mecca for early childhood teachers everywhere. Their never-ending aisles of high-quality (and high-priced) toys and manipulatives draw teachers like moths to a flame. The smell of lamination in the air is like perfume to a teacher’s […]
There are so many ways to use Vista Print products in the classroom I don’t even know where to start. For those of you that are Vista Print newbies allow me to explain, Vista Print is a website where you can order personalized items for FREE plus the cost of shipping. I used a wide […]
It.s about this time each summer that you begin to smell the panic of teachers everywhere in the air. Veteran teachers don.t want to go back to school and new teachers are terrified of the unknown. Experienced teachers know what to expect and how to prepare for that dreaded first day, but in the interest […]
One of the keynote speakers this year at Frog Street Splash was Dr. Patricia Edwards, President-Elect of the IRA (International Reading Association). Not only is she a dynamic speaker, her message is one that had the audience nodding their heads and cheering from the get go- parental involvement as the missing piece of the educational […]