Language Arts

Up, up, and away!

Setting goals is an important lesson to learn, especially when we are young. The first week of school, my students set reading goals for themselves for the month. We talked about setting attainable and reachable goals. Since my classroom theme is hot air balloons, I... read more

You’re New to ECE, Now What?

So you there you were, enjoying Summer break when you got that dreaded email. Subject line: Grade Change. Take a deep breath and don’t worry about it because you will rock this.

In this post I will share my list of “Need To Know Now” ideas as you get ready the school year as a new pre-k or kindergarten teacher. And I promise, I’ll help you get through the first month tear-free.

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Daily Morning Work

I can’t believe it is that time of the year already! Where did the summer go?? That being said- I am super excited to start the new school year and to meet my new kiddos! I feel like a kid again. I have been working really hard over the summer to get ready for... read more

Joyful and Illiterate? – Try Anxious and Overworked Kindergarteners

Many times I worked so hard with kindergarteners to get them to read and they could care less about letters and words. Now, they loved story time and reading a story is much more than just reading words. These students wanted to read the pictures, ask questions, tell me about something they noticed, etc. All of these observations are important pre-reading skills. However, the act of finding meaning in words was of no interest to them. And that is OK.

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Language Arts

In the wise words of Dr. Seuss, "“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” Literacy is the key to unlocking the world. Whether you're trying to refresh your approach to reading instruction or looking for some strategies for struggling readers, here is your one stop shop for everything language arts!

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