This week, I have been working with my little girl on the letter C. If you have a toddler, you know how hard it can be to maintain their interest and focus. So I keep things simple and straight to the point. You can't expect a 2 year old to sit for more than 20 minutes straight...if you can get them to sit still for 5..that's pretty good!! If you can get them to stay focused for more than 15 minutes...please tell me your secret! Here are a few things we did: In past posts, I talked about how…
25 Ways to Teach Sight Words!
I'm going to share with you some fun and engaging ways to teach sight words. I mentioned in this post, that I LOVE teaching sight words!! There are numerous reasons, but one of them is the essential fact that learning sight words is just a hop, skip and a jump away from reading fluently! Edward William Dolch, in 1948, created a list of words that he believed to be essential for all students to learn first! Many teachers have found this to be true. Unfortunately, not all words can be sounded…
Grow a Word Family Flower Activity for Kids
Word families are traditionally explained by using a house diagram, but this grow a word family flower is the perfect way to bring Spring (and fun!)indoors!
Shimmery Dragonfly Craft for Kids
One of my favorite things about summer is the opportunity to observe so many different types of bugs and insects. One of our favorites is dragonflies. We have a local pond we often visit in the
Activities for MWS
Here are some new activities that I have put into our Math Work Stations (we are now working on the Quarter 2 Math Common Core Standards where the children need to compose and decompose numbers). T…
Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations
Have I ever told you how much I love popsicle sticks? Well, I am obsessed with them! I also have quite the obsession with reusing Crystal Light containers & I stalk all my friends for them....you can ask! My one friend emptied 7 containers for me while I was over for a visit..it was like Christmas for me! Ok friends this is what I do with them for word work, spelling, and writing practice. In these beautiful containers house ALL of the Scott Foresman Reading Street HFW & spelling words for…
10 Ways to Teach Sight Words for Literacy Station and Guided Reading Group Activities
Great! Sight word practice and fine-motor skills strengthening! literacy center sight word activities