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Winter Digraphs

Kindergarten is a big year for many milestones! They walk in the first day of school knowing very little about reading. By the end of the year, they are reading their first books. They move from reading consonant-vowel-consonant words to words with digraphs and blends. After we introduce and practice blends, we then move on to […]

Winter Consonant Blends

Kindergarten is a big year for many milestones! They walk in the first day of school knowing very little about reading. By the end of the year, they are reading their first books. They move from reading consonant-vowel-consonant words to words with digraphs and blends. This time of year, I spend a lot of time […]

Reading Strategies Pocket Chart

One of the best parts about teaching early elementary students is teaching them to read. Don’t get me wrong. It’s a tough task, but one that is so rewarding. All you need is a list of fun and creative reading strategies, and your students will be reading in no time! “Ask and you shall receive!” […]

STEAM Halloween Art

Halloween makes for a crazy week of school.  Making learning fun (or just tossing out candy) is probably the only option for success. That is why I created a week of STEAM Halloween learning activities.  The perfect science, technology, engineering, art, and math are perfect for a sugar-filled week of learning. What is STEAM? STEAM […]

Literature and Math using Counting

We had a wonderful time camping this past weekend. Twelve children and eight adults made for a crowded, but exciting trip.  We were all sitting around the campfire the first night.  The sun had set and darkness crept in.  All of a sudden, we saw twinkling lights throughout the trees.  Yep, fireflies.  If you haven’t […]