Year: 2020

December Read Alouds for Kindergarten

  There is something so magical about the month of December. The air is electric and you feel as if  anything is possible! The little ones are antsy, so I decided long ago to give in to it all and make December as fun as possible. This means that we

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November Read Alouds for Kindergarten

I love reading and it is my hope to instill a love of reading in every student that comes across my path! I try to make sure that they can feel the excitement coming from me as I read each story. November has great read alouds, and here are just

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Building letter recognition

5 Quick Ways to Develop Letter Recognition

  When you say letter recognition, it’s almost synonymous with saying kindergarten! It is one of the pillars of literacy in the primary grades, along with phonological awareness. As this is something  that we tend to cover the entire year, it’s always great to take a look at your practice

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Digital Morning Work for Kindergarten

  The one thing that makes kindergarten work is routines and procedures. I’ve learned over the years that if you have a strong morning routine, the day is just about guaranteed to be a good one. You  know what I’m talking about! Have you ever had a day that started

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October Read Alouds for Kindergarten

October Read Alouds for Kindergarten

  If I had to pick any month as my favorite, especially for teaching, it would be October! The weather  starts to get cooler, pumpkin everything is officially ok, and the leaves begin to change colors! Each  unit that I teach in October makes me so happy! I almost wish

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September Read Alouds for Kindergarten

September rolls around, and everything is rocking and rolling (well, usually). After spending the start of school diving into print awareness, September means that we begin to put more of those listening comprehension skills into the rotation. I also begin to bring more books in that cover science and social

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Zoom or Loom for the Virtual Learning Classroom

Technology can be scary to dive into, especially if it’s something that you’re not used to. It doesn’t have to be this way! I used to consider myself a tech guru, but it’s definitely something that if you don’t use it, you lose it! I find myself trying to keep

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A Beginner’s Guide to Boom Cards in Kindergarten

I’ve always been on the lookout for new and innovative ideas for my students, though I try not to get sucked into all of them. Which is probably why I didn’t give Boom Cards another thought. I  just brushed past mentions of it and completely forgot about it. When I

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Phonemic Awareness

What Is Phonemic Awareness?

What is phonemic awareness and how does it transform reading? It is the most important ingredient in the reading recipe, but it seems to be forgotten at times. Phonemic awareness falls under the umbrella of phonological awareness, which is an awareness of every level in the sound structures of our

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Back to School Read Alouds

One of my favorite times of the school year is back to school time. I love being able to make a book come alive for a little one! That means voices, theatrics, and everything! I usually begin the year with reading for enjoyment, and introducing concepts of print. Then I

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FREE CONCEPTS OF PRINT LESSONS

Learn how to create positive literacy experiences right from the start!