teaching thoughts

I’m back… well tomorrow I am

Hello friends, I am back to posting daily lessons for you to use with your pre-k/kindergarten child(ren). Each week I will choose an easy reader book and provide lessons to go with the story. Tune in tomorrow for Pete the Cat Too Cool for School!

I encourage you to watch/read the story multiple times during the week. If you have a similar book at home, read that book too or instead. While I know you as a caregiver gets tired of reading the same story over and over, it is actually important to children’s reading development.

Every year I send this poem home with my students… this year I share it with you here. It is written by author Jane Yolen, known for Owl Moon, the How do Dinosaurs series, and so many other books: informational text, stories, poems and so much more.

Read to Me
By Jane Yolen

Read to me riddles and read to me rhymes
Read to me stories of magical times
Read to me tales about castles and kings
Read to me stories of fabulous things
Read to me pirates and read to me knights
Read to me dragons and dragon-book fights
Read to me spaceships and cowboys and then
When you are finished- please read them again.

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Short break

Now that we have finished half of the alphabet, I am going to take a week off. This will give everyone a chance to catch up, review, and/or take a break yourself.

Looking for the letter of the day activities? click here

Looking for phonemic awareness activities? click here

Looking for some math activities? click here

Looking for STEAM? click here

When I come back, we will work through the second half of the alphabet. Any thoughts? Suggestions for topics to go with a certain letter? Something you enjoyed and want more of? Topics you’d like me to write about? Something else you feel you need to help your child get ready for kindergarten? Reply here or drop me an email at lorimommyto2@gmail.com or lfpryc@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!