My Secret Weapon for Teaching Handwriting Learning to print letters is a new focus in kindergarten. For the first time, students are expected to recognize and write letters. This is challenging for a lot of kids that are just even learning the letter names! Keep reading for my insider secret to make print handwriting easy for your students. Mnemonics for Print Letters So you want to know my ... Read More about Handwriting: My Secret Weapon for Teaching Print Writing
This was B week for us. Today we learned about buses and boats! We started with Morning Meeting and reviewed our letter name and sound we had learned earlier in the week. Then we read about Buses and Boats from our A Beka Book curriculum and talked about the discussion questions. We don't have the workbooks that go with our Language Development Posters, so I whipped out a few worksheets of my ... Read More about B is for Bus and Boat!
After a week of passing a virus around, we're finally back on track. This week is the start of our Letter of the Week curriculum. Today we learned about alligators! These Animal Friend posters are from A Beka Book. There is text on the back to correspond with each poster. We learned about how alligators live in swamps! And since I was in a good mood, I decided I'd let them get ... Read More about A is for Alligator!
Yay for back to school! I waited until after Labor Day to start my curriculum this time. With a family wedding I was photographing (and my kids were both in! Yikes!), I just wasn't prepared for school yet. And I'm still getting everything daycare settled with the move. In fact, I have a voicemail from yesterday getting on me about some paperwork I need to do... This first week we're talking ... Read More about Color Names Coloring Pages
Who doesn't love a good freebie? When I was creating some mini-lesson plans for this summer, I can across a standard that addressed differentiating between living and non-living things, as well as knowing that living things need air, water, and food to survive. I wasn't able to find exactly what I wanted to complete my lesson, so I made my own! This packet is totally preschool friendly and ... Read More about Learning Living and Non-Living
Excellent early childhood programs always seem to have bright classrooms filled with color. All of the teachers I know are always on the hunt for affordable options to upgrade their classroom. We also like to fulfill our must-buy-all-the-educational-resources-compulsion. If you want some quality, super affordable classroom decor that not only brightens your room but teaches a valuable concept ... Read More about Here are Some Affordable Color Posters for Your Preschool
How to Teach Vocabulary in Preschool A child's vocabulary is ever increasing, especially in preschool and before. Understanding and using vocabulary is a foundational part of kindergarten readiness. Keep reading to find few easy ways you can encourage your children's language development. Why Vocabulary Matters Learning the names of colors and body parts is something we teach in preschool ... Read More about How to Teach Vocabulary in Preschool
Most states and food programs require you to post a menu. You also need to create a menu every week if you want meal times to run smoothly. Here's a free template to make meal planning easy! Make Easy Meal Plans with this Free Weekly Template Why Plan Your Menu Ahead of Time When you're feeding 4+ kids on a regular basis, you need to make sure you have enough food at the ready. That means ... Read More about Make Easy Meal Plans with this Free Weekly Template