As a teacher there are various ways of planning life and lessons moving forward. Often you have to follow a set curriculum either set by the text books you are expected to use and/or the standards set by the state you live/work in. But, these aren’t the only factors to take in accord. You need… Continue reading How I plan! And how you can help
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley. This story will quickly become a favorite. I would encourage you to listen to it once and then the second time have your child create big green monster while listening to the story. It is a great story for retelling! Today lets make monster puppets. For my… Continue reading Monsters Puppets Love Words
When we are nervous about life we are told to picture others in their underpants… maybe this helps children too if they think about monsters in underpants? Children love monsters… and they think underpants are too funny. So put monsters in their underpants and there is nothing that will bring more smiles, giggles and funny… Continue reading Monster’s Underpants!
I recently was tutoring a kindergarten child and noticed his need for wait time. When I spoke to his parents about this, I realized that many adults probably do not even know what this means, never mind be able to recognize it in their own child. Wait time, or thinking time, in education is the… Continue reading Wait Time and the Young Child
This week is all about MONSTERS! This is such a fun topic for children as they can be both fun and scary. But we will focus on the fun side! Today’s story Monster Math by Anne Miranda… read by Anne Miranda! This is a story about a Monster’s birthday and how many monsters join the… Continue reading Monster Math!
It’s Friday!! Did you have fun learning about pumpkins this week? You will have to let me know which activities you tried and which types you’d like to see more of in the weeks to come! Today’s stories: Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell– Tim carved the best pumpkin and named him Jack. He puts the… Continue reading Jack O’Lantern Art
Today we will think about pumpkins! Today’s story is Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli. I hope you enjoy this story! Today for our activity we will create a chart of facts about pumpkins. First, I encourage you to watch Dissect a Pumpkin from SciShow Kids. Watch Jessi and Squeeks learn more about pumpkins. After learning… Continue reading Pumpkins Can, Have, Need, Are
Here are two more great Pumpkin stories: Christopher Pumpkin by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet and Stumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummins. Both these stories talk about pumpkins that don’t quite fit in, but stand out all the same. For Words Wednesday we will work on short “a” word families. Word families is a great way… Continue reading Word Family Pumpkins
Today we will focus on the life cycle of a pumpkin. Here are a few youtube links to help your child see this process. It’s Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall— a family plants a pumpkin patch and watches it grow from seed to jack o’lantern. How Do Pumpkins Grow by Inspired by Kinder— an easy… Continue reading Pumpkin Life Cycle
This week we will be looking at pumpkins! Who doesn’t like to learn about pumpkins? Here is a fun pumpkin story to listen to: Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White. What would you do if you had too many pumpkins? Well listen to what Rebecca Estelle does with all the pumpkins she finds! Today you… Continue reading Pumpkin Bump Game
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