Weather science: How to make a cloud in a jar (2 different methods!)
Two different methods to make a cloud in a jar, plus an explanation of the science behind each method.
Sight Word Dice - Miss Kindergarten
I adore the Dollar Tree and I especially love their teacher section! Teaching goodies + $1 = a very happy teacher! Recently, I found these adorable sight word dice. Each pack comes with 3 different dice that include a lot of our kindergarten sight words! I picked up 2 packs and solved a pretty great […]
Sight Word Rubbings - Doing Splendid
I made these sight word rubbings to help my son get ready for kindergarten! He loves to practice sight words with this activity!
Four Foam Block Building Ideas
I do my best to offer my children a variety of options to facilitate their play, for example, we have six different kinds of blocks, each wi...
Hidden Partners- Sight Word Style!
My class loved playing our Hidden Partners game to help reinforce math facts... SO I thought why not make a game for sight word...
Reggio-inspired mathematics: geometry kit
Can you make these shapes? Challenge young children to use craft sticks to make a range of 2D shapes
Sight Word Play Dough
Hands-on sight word activities are a motivating way to help children learn how to read common sight words. Making Sight Words in Play Dough with letter stampers creates a fun canvas to promote sight word recognition or reinforce any prior learning. Sight Word Play Dough would be a great activity for literacy work station or centre activities in the classroom.
Reggio Inspired: Math
Yet another peek into Rosa Parks Preschool: Canvas board number frieze with real objects showing quantity. And, of course, the glitter! I love these little silver buckets of counting objects. Notice the tubes above with the number labels? And all these cool rocks. Super uber cool. A super idea! Put an arrival question in a picture frame. Number wood chips. Simply put on a number sticker and paint on the wood. When dry, remove the sticker. Easy peasy. Here is the great math practice…
20 Ways To Help Your Child Learn Their Sight Words
Welcome to my second blog in the series "Literacy in the Primary Classroom". In this blog I focus on how educators and parents can use games in their home and classroom to help children learn sight words successfully. When children begin Primary School they are usually given a list of sight words to learn each…
Homemade Tinker Toys
It's the first day of school for most of the kids and teens here in Homer. In anticipation of the buzzing afterschool energy level we see each Fall, I'm back to featuring passive programs kids can try out. The STEAM activities are meant to get even older kids (7-12) playing, tinkering, fiddling on their own…
Guided Reading "Toolbox" Linky!
Yay! I'm finally getting around to showing you all my goodies I like to use for my guided reading groups! I really love doing small groups, ...
LITERACY CENTRES - HANDS-ON IDEAS FOR LEARNING
Literacy Center Ideas - hands-on literacy center activities perfect for 5-8 years | you clever monkey