Successful Early Readers have a toolbox of strategies that they fall back on when encountering challenging text. Here are a few strategies I used in the classroom and at home with my daughter. These are widely used in primary classrooms, so there’s a good change your school-aged child has heard one or more before. Get… Continue reading Reading Strategies for Beginner Readers
I’ve curated four resources that we love in our family and paired them with great, meaningful activities for use in your classroom on Earth Day. There are many activities out there, but many of them are, quite frankly, very relevant. I believe the following encourage your students to observe, engage, and learn in a way that honors the… Continue reading Four Meaningful Earth Day Resources and Activites for Preschool Through Primary Grades
I wrote the lyrics to this Moon song to use in my school presentations to pre-school and primary-aged children. It’s to the tune of “Three Blind Mice”. See The Moon See the Moon, in the sky! There it is, way up high! It’s there in the sky both night and day. As it orbits the Earth,… Continue reading Moon Song
“There’s something wonderful and mysterious about how this book uses the moon to connect us to people and places all over the world. Academically, it encourages thinking and learning about both geography and science. A beautiful book for readers young and old.” -Dr. Mary Hobbs of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at the… Continue reading Schedule a Reading of A Moon of My Own for Your School
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Looking for ways to incorporate this year’s Read Across America book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” into your lessons this March 2nd? I’ve compiled a list of 5 great lessons for you! (A description of each lesson and links to them are located under the name of the providing site/blog) 1. Elementary Shenanigans “After reading Oh… Continue reading 5 “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” Lessons (pre-k to high school)
Covenant Presbyterian Preschool Gorgeous Millie Gullet Elementary Doss Elementary St. Andrews Episcopal Elementary Olive Tree Learning Center Northwest Elementary Lee Elementary Serene Hills Elementary Blazier Elementary Barton Hills Elementary Allison Elementary Walnut Creek Elementary Poe Elementary (Houston) Bryker Woods Elementary Child Development Center at Congregation Beth Israel Zilker Elementary SCHEDULE A READING OF A… Continue reading Thank You to all the Great Schools Who Have Hosted Me For “A Moon of My Own” Readings
1. Read Early, Read Often The benefits of early exposure to books are numerous. “Just 20 minutes a day reading aloud with young children strengthens relationships, encourages listening and language skills, promotes attention and curiosity, and establishes a strong reading foundation. These skills are essential for success in school and in life….”. (readingfoundation.org) In my… Continue reading 5 Ways to Encourage a Love of Reading in Your Young Child