I am a huge fan of inviting young children to write all throughout the day. In order to get my students writing all through out the day, I fill my classroom with lots of opportunities to write.
I spent some time jotting down tips from my own experience in exploring journals in the preschool classroom.
A great tactile way to review the alphabet is by making yarn letters!
Get your preschoolers up and moving with these simple DIY action cubes!
Taking the word wall beyond the wall and into other parts of the early childhood classroom experience.
Exploring priorities as I reflect on my preschool year and the letter of the week.
Use a variety of tools to help children build their writing skills!
This week, we used the newspaper in a variety of ways to help us explore the letter N... The newspaper is a great way to explore letters and numbers and other language and literacy concepts. We laminated one large page from the newspaper to search for letters and numbers... We searched for titles and talked about some of the different parts of the newspaper such as the headline! We looked at the graphics on the [...]
Parent involvement in early literacy is the key to academic success by Dr. Erika Burton of Stepping Stones Together Early childhood education sets the stage for future academic achievement. Whether you choose a pre-school setting, home school your child, or a combination of both exposure and parent modeling of literacy skills before, during and after the preschool years is essential. Research A study conducted last spring in over 27 countries and over 20 years confirmed that [...]
While we plan for our Thanksgiving feast, we also need to make a menu. The children all suggested ideas for what they think we should have for the meal... Hmmm, this ought to be a fun meal! See our hats and invitations too!