Category Archives: Reading

Singing and Writing Sight Words in Kindergarten

Sight words are a big deal in kindergarten these days!  It’s Spring and we’re trying to master our ever-growing list of words and make it to Reading Level D by the end of the year.  I try to find a variety of ways to practice reading and writing our sight words in the classroom.  We

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Reading Nooks

If I ask kids in my kindergarten classroom to grab their book bags and start reading, they will immediately ask, “Can we go anywhere in the room?” I know what they really mean by this question. They want to know if they can squeeze themselves into little nooks and corners around the classroom, with a

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Gardening and Reggio Inspired Provocations

It’s been warm and rainy, here in the Pacific Northwest, for the past few weeks.  The weather has me really thinking about garden projects.  My kids are great at helping me in the garden.  We spend time weeding, adding compost, planting flowers, and adding vegetable starts to the vegetable garden. At home, I rotate the

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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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