It’s almost Halloween! Come on in and let me tell me tell you why these are my ‘just-right’ Halloween story picks for Kindergarten! Fair warning – one had its’ share of controversy.
Happy Father’s Day, and an inspiring story about a father reading aloud daily for nearly a decade!
Happy Father’s Day! Recently I stumbled upon a story about a father reading aloud to his daughter that I found so inspiring.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Today we celebrate you, mothers! Enjoy this special day that honors the most important job in the world. I am so grateful to be celebrating my 20th year as a mom, today, myself. I’ve written about the the poem below previously, and it is public domain. You may download this image as a jpg by Read More…
Teaching beginning readers to prioritize meaning: the why and the how of Prompt #1
We focus first on teaching reading for meaning, because understanding what we have read is the end goal, and what we have read previously gives context to help us solve that which lies ahead. Here are 6 ways to teach your beginning readers to ensure that their reading makes sense!
8 ways to help students with social and emotional regulation (and still have time to teach!) Part 2
This post is the second of two posts about helping students with social and emotional regulation. The first post was about communicating feelings, social / emotional language, going cross-curricular and linking feelings and behaviors. This one covers kindness expectations, positive reinforcement, dedicated space, tools and strategies.
8 ways to help students with social and emotional regulation (and still have time to teach!) Part 1
Dealing with issues related to social and emotional regulation have become a part of everyday life for many teachers. Here are 8 ways to help students with social emotional regulation (and still have time to teach!)
Fun activities for sorting syllables, seasons and more – through play!
Do your students know how to break words down into syllables? Do they know how to sort? Here are some fun activities for sorting syllables, seasons and more – that you may have the materials for right in your own classroom! Free follow-up linked at the end!
Fun ways to seize teachable moments with K-2s this holiday season!
As the holiday season approaches, be sure to seize and enjoy those teachable moments that present themselves so naturally this time of year! Here are some fun ideas! #christmas #writing #patterns #counting #nativity #traditions #education #kindergarten #firstgrade #secondgrade
5 simple ways to help kids communicate their feelings
Putting emotions into words can be a struggle for many of us, even if we are proficient in communicating using language! Here are 5 simple, ways kids with a variety of language skills can communicate their feelings! #feelings #emotions #kids #socialskills #specialeducation #regulateemotions
Children’s Thanksgiving stories that model an attitude of gratitude!
Happy Thanksgiving! Tis the season of gratitude. If there is one thing I have learned from being a human being, it’s that personality traits / emotions like gratitude can be nurtured by exposure to models. Here are three Children’s Thanksgiving stories that model an attitude of gratitude!
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