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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Have you seen this book? I love Sky Color, by Peter H. Reynolds. All of his books are inspiring and speak to creativity. We read this book in my kindergarten classroom last week and started really looking at the sky. Winter, in the Pacific Northwest, does not always lend itself to a sky study. We
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.
Thanksgiving is here, which means that Gingerbread Season has officially begun! I truly believe that if there was a title of Gingerbread Queen, it would be mine. At home and in the classroom, December is filled with gingerbread. (Side note: I think part of the reason I love it so much is that it’s not
I spotted this book at a reading conference last summer and knew I had to read it. If you aren’t familiar with Mem Fox, she is one of my all time favorite children’s book authors. In my mind, Mem Fox creates the reading magic for children. I’ve spent the past few days reading this book