Month: July 2020

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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