St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and a great opportunity to teach children about the Irish. Celebrated annually on March 17, children will likely notice the shamrocks, leprechauns and thematic ‘green’ while out in the community, watching their television shows and be curious to know more. Award-winning author and illustrator Tomie dePaola provides Irish expressions Read More…
An explanation for parents about why kids bring home books they can already read and how to make the best of them! Link to free handout! #familiarreading #earlyliteracy #bts #tpt #kindergarten #primary #ThatFunReadingTeacher
The letters that are most important to young learners, and a fun activity to do them #letters #teaching #alphabet #kindergarten #earlylearning
If you are a teacher, like I am, you may schedule your resource shopping around Teachers Pay Teachers TpT Site Wide sales. Here are a few things (at least six) I have learned about being strategic during a sale!
Teaching a virtual kindergarten class? Here are some management tips that worked for us, and a Google Meet freebie! 1. Our initial communication with parents When we first received our class list (one day before we started teaching virtual kindergarten!), we sent an email introducing ourselves, including a real photo and the Bitmoji we would Read More…
I love when picture books expand a child’s understanding of a concept. The following stories show readers that many memorable and lasting gifts can not be placed beneath the Christmas tree. Here is how:
Nativity Stories are a wonderful way to help children learn the biblical origin of Christmas. Here are some great stories about the birth of Baby Jesus – and a read-aloud for kids to enjoy (and buy busy parents and teachers a few moments of pre-Christmas preparation!)