Literacy

I spend a lot of time reading the very best children’s books I can find and then build on the ideas, characters, or illustrations from those books. The goal of each read-aloud experience is to help young children develop a love for reading and to build connections between reading and their everyday world. 

Literacy

Below are many of my absolute favorite read-aloud books along with a few ideas to keep the story going all around the classroom.​

Read and then press here!

The children’s book “Press Here” by Herve’ Tullet is always a favorite in our classroom and I love it because there are just so many ways we can expand the book all throughout the classroom.

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Please pass the orange

With the winter days still around, it is nice to bring a little color into the classroom right now. This past week we have been exploring oranges and we definitely had

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Fun with Fall Leaves!

Today with our preschool class, we explored the different colors that the leaves change into as this season progresses, observing different greens, yellows, oranges, and even browns!

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Fun with some bugs!

What do you do if you have a kid who loves bugs? You find a book about some bugs and spend lots of time playing with pretend bugs and looking for real bugs too!

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Cotton ball clouds

We recently spent a few days exploring different types of weather.  We also focused a great deal on raindrops and clouds.  This simple activity that I would like to share

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Exploring space with Dr. Seuss

In celebration of Dr. Seuss week, our Pre-Kindergarten class enjoyed the book “There’s No Place like Space” as well as a few space related activities we had set up to explore around the classroom.

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Don’t push my button!

You quickly learn that if you don’t want a preschooler to do something then just start your sentence with the word “Don’t!”. Come see what my preschoolers are saying, “Don’t push my button!”

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