Up, Down, and Around is a super cute book by Katherine Ayres. It has bright, beautiful illustrations and minimal text. It’s the perfect book for young readers! The kids in my classroom saw me take this book off of the garden shelf. They immediately knew that the book was about gardens. We spent quite a
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Last week, I shared a bubble/poetry writing lesson on my Hilltop Kindergarten Blog. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love teaching young writers! To read the full lesson, click here. We read this book before our bubble blowing experience, which LOVE! I found this picture on Pinterest. When I clicked the
Last night, I was home alone (ahhhh, quiet time) just listening to the pounding rain outside. We have a lot of storms in the Pacific Northwest, but I don’t think anyone had expected it to rain quite that hard. That was about the time I wrote last night’s post about my favorite rainy day books.
I will tell you over and over again, that our literacy development is the product of our experiences. We make deeper connections with the texts we read if we have some experience relating to the book. Last night, my daughter was looking through the nonfiction section of her library shelves. She found a book about whales and dolphins.
My teaching partner, Angela, introduced me to Deep Space Sparkle. It’s filled with wonderful art projects for kids. My daughter and I are sitting at the kitchen table, tonight, drawing together. We’ve been scrolling through some of the lessons on the Deep Space Sparkle blog and finding lots of inspiration. Art is such a wonderful