Category Archives: Language Development

Must Read Books For Summer To Avoid The Summer Slide

We all love Summer.  Carefree days of sunshine and playing outside are teamed with family vacations and lazy afternoons.  As a teacher, my mind also goes to the dreaded Summer Slide.  Don’t get visions of a fabulous slip and slide in our head when I mention the Summer Slide.  The Summer Slide is something teachers

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Honey Tasting and Bees

Not too long ago, I hosted a dinner party and the theme of the party was honey.  Every recipe used had honey as an ingredient.  I went to one of the “fancy” grocery stores in our area and they had several different types of honey to purchase.  I decided to get clover, raspberry, and blackberry

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Reggio Inspired Exploration

Setting up Reggio Inspired activities in the classroom has been easy for me to do on a small scale, at home with my own kids or as a single “station” during our kindergarten center time. Thinking about Provocations and Reggio Inspired work on a larger scale has always been a bit more intimidating for me.

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The Mitten: A Felt Story Retelling

I think every early childhood teacher in the country uses Jan Brett’s books in the Winter.  I love The Mitten!  It is one of those absolute-must have  books for the kindergarten classroom.  A few years ago I was lucky enough to have a wonderful parent in my classroom who was incredibly talented.  She saw that

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Finding Literacy In The Everyday

Our experiences contribute to our literacy lives in a big way.  Every little activity that we participate in is filed away in our brains until there comes a time when we need it.  Early childhood is such a fun and magical time to help kids see HOW these little experiences connect to their literacy lives.

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