Word Wall

Whether you’re teaching your children in a classroom or at home, a word wall is an excellent tool to help your little readers flourish!  Our word wall is my absolute favorite tool in my classroom!  It’s an interactive space for games, songs, and never fails to capture the attention of my little audience! This word wall packet will … Read more…

Reading Readiness-Is your child ready to learn how to read?

Although many wonderful and exciting things are happening around our house lately (hmmm, like making preparations to move to HAWAII!!! — click here to learn more about our moving situation), perhaps the most exciting item of interest is the fact that Emma, my 5 year old, is on the verge of reading. As an early-childhood … Read more…

Center Rotation

Center rotation can be a stressful time for teachers.  The transition between centers can be chaotic if not set up properly.  Let me help ease that stress! If you’re like me, you most likely set up your centers according to your students’ needs, curriculum demands, and possibly a few pinterest inspirations.  Concerning the actual rotation, … Read more…

Letter Recognition Activities

Need some letter recognition ideas?   Whether you are teaching a lower-level grade, homeschooling, or raising a little one at home, letter recognition is the first step in learning how to read.  Remember to keep the learning fun!  Fostering the love of reading is more important than any drill in ensuring your student’s long term reading … Read more…

Turn and Talk

Here is an effective strategy that I find helps in keeping students engaged and actively thinking.  Isn’t that what we all want?  Picture this:   Your class is fully involved in your lesson when you ask a question.  Students wait anxiously.  Some are thinking, “I hope she calls on me!”    while others suddenly find religion … Read more…