Thinking of having Reading Buddies for your class this year? Here are some of the benefits (for more than just the little buddies!)
A great way to prepare kids for starting kindergarten, is to let them experience it through stories. Here is a collection of books featuring familiar characters, rhyme and humor, understanding and empathy to help your child know what to expect in kindergarten.
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
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!)
It was just recently that I discovered the social emotional lessons in my go to book for teaching Concepts of Print. A few years ago, I was thrilled to discover that The Monster at the End of This Book had been brought to life, still as a storybook, through animation. Here is just a taste Read More…