I always enjoy designing my own curriculum based on my student's development, interests, and experiences I want to provide and I love how Scholastic's magazines gives me a fabulous resource to share with my students and yet still allows room for us to take the concepts being presented in a way that makes sense or is interesting to us.
This idea may look very simple, and it is, but it has been one of the best tools for giving my students a little practice in tracing letters or shapes (we haven’t tried it with numbers yet) in my classroom!
Each year, Read Across America day falls on March 2nd in honor of Dr. Seuss Birthday. Whether you choose to read a Dr. Seuss book or prefer to read other children's books, the primary goal of this day is to celebrate reading and to continuously foster a love for reading so children will become lifelong readers. One of the best ways to promote a love for reading with young children is to make reading fun! 1. Read a Fun [...]
There are many different ways to encourage writing skills with preschool aged children. Today I'm going to share with you some of the ways we encourage beginning writing in our preschool classroom... When it comes to writing, the most important thing to remember is that it should be fun! Shouldn't that apply to all learning? From time to time, a follower on Facebook will ask for advice about how to get their child to enjoy "writing practice." [...]
If you want to add a little spark of curiosity to your classroom, then pick up a few Christmas boxes and you will have the simplest holiday invitation to play ever.
Come and discover the Do's and Don'ts of Read-Alouds gleaned from "The Read-Aloud Handbook" by Jim Trelease.
Jim Trelease gives us his perspective on two different types of interruptions that take place during the read-aloud experience.
You may think that driving a toy jeep around the drive-way and developing the skills to write or draw have no connection but my two-year-old grandson would demonstrate that there is a strong connection between the two...
Exploring our names and other shapes through window tracing!
Come and see these five tips shared for taking preschool journals outside.