We do so much with names in preschool! In addition to children learning to write their names, they’re also a great teaching tool. In “15+ Name Activities for Preschoolers”, I touch on a variety of ways for kiddos to explore their names. One item I mentioned was a sign-in book. This is a simple nameKeep Reading
As I mentioned in “15+ Name Activities for Preschoolers”, I love using sensory writing trays (also known as tactile writing trays) – both inside and outside the classroom. Recently, we made a vanilla spice version that was a hit with Engineer and Girly Girl! You’ll notice I included Jell-O, which is a material Engineer andKeep Reading
In both my kindergarten and preschool classes, I have always enjoyed creating end of year portfolios. I find it’s a very helpful tool to show a child’s progress between the beginning of school and the end of school. Plus, it’s a nice keepsake for both the child and her parents.
I have been excited to participate in the Virtual Book Club for Kids this month, especially once I saw that the month’s author was David Shannon. Ever since I read No, David!, I’ve been a fan of his work. Since my preschool class has been studying the farm, I chose Shannon’s book Duck on a Bike as theKeep Reading
When teaching writing to children, modeled writing is a great place to start. Modeled writing is pretty much what it sounds like — when a teacher/parent models the process of writing. The teacher does the writing, often thinking aloud as she does so. The students observe during this time, answering questions along the way. ModeledKeep Reading
As I’ve previously said, I am passionate about early literacy! The way we learn to read and write fascinates me. I love teaching children to read, write, and enjoy the whole process of literacy. Specifically, I like using meaningful activities to teach the kiddos. I like to use children’s writing as part of bulletinKeep Reading