Tag Archives: Kindergarten

Teaching Kids to Write – What I Value

It may be surprising to hear that I didn’t always love teaching writing to young children.  After all, I write a literacy blog.  You would think that I loved reading and writing as a kid and that my love for those subjects carried right into my adult life and into my teaching.  Well… not so

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Pumpkin Jack

Pumpkin Jack, by Will Hubbell, is one of my newest purchases for our classroom library.  I really love this book.  It’s beautifully illustrated, ties in so well to the kids’ schema for pumpkins, and gives a great example of the life cycle of the pumpkin. We used this story to help us create Mental Images

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Collecting Sunflower Seeds

Have you read the Sunflower House?  In my opinion, it’s a classic.  Well, we read the book yesterday in Kindergarten and the kids were thrilled with the treasures I brought in for them to explore.  Last week I asked parents in my class if they would be willing to donate a few sunflowers.  They came

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Free Kindergarten Readiness Ebook – Are We Ready?

Several years ago I decided to write an ebook.  I had just sent my youngest off to kindergarten and I was thinking, “There were so many things I wasn’t prepared for, when sending my child off to school.”  I had been a first and second grade teacher for many years when my son (my first

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