Tag Archives: Reading

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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Exploring Trees Through Inquiry: A Reggio Inspired Unit

It’s almost time for me to start thinking about my Reggio Inspired Exploring Trees Through Inquiry unit.  I absolutely love teaching this unit with my kindergarten students and I’ve found that Spring is a great time to begin this unit in kindergarten.  It is such a fun unit that is packed with science, reading, writing,

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My Favorite Gingerbread Books

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

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Great Books For Kindergartners to Read Independently

I’m a kindergarten teacher and I’m always on the look out for books my kids can read independently.  It’s not easy finding great books that 5 and 6 year olds can read.  We tried the BOB books, but many of my students think they are boring.  I have to admit, I think they are a

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