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Alphabet Pick-Up Literacy Center for Little Learners

Earth Day is right around the corner.  I really do love this day.  It’s a time where we show our learners how important Earth is. We also learn how we can keep it beautiful. There are tons of activities out there for Earth Day, but I wanted to find an activity for my young learners. […]

Shape Activities and Printables for Little Learners

I’m a literacy lover…getting my Masters of Education in Reading makes that pretty evident.  So, when it comes to teaching math in the classroom I often felt like I was doing a terrible job.  My brain does not go the math route.  And trying to convince my learners that math was amazing got a little […]

Are You Making the Most of Circle Time?

Circle time, morning meeting, calendar, morning message, carpet time, whatever you choose to call it in your classroom or home…it is one of the most important times of the day for learning with your little ones.  Are you making the most of it? If your learners are sitting on the carpet for 30 minutes…probably not.  Or, […]

Halloween Word Play for Beginning Readers

Learning how to hear the individual sounds or phonemes in words can be a tricky skill for many early readers.  One tool that is a great help during small group instruction is Elkonin boxes.  These Halloween Elkonin boxes are perfect for a warm-up word play activity this October. What Are Elkonin Boxes? You’re probably thinking […]