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The Earth Is Wet: Celebrate Every Season with Poetry From Songs and Rhymes for a Rainy Day, A Nellie Edge Read and Sing Big Book™ Yes, it rains in Oregon, and once again, we are hoping our inevitable April showers will bring May flowers! Consider greeting your children at the door with a small poem […]
We begin the year with Mother Goose Rhymes to effortlessly give children the rhythm and sounds of the English language and to introduce them to “Just Right: I Can Read!” Little Books which they can use during “Read to Self” Time. Marie Clay’s research reminds us that “Rhymers are readers.” Using classic Mother Goose little books is a research-based approach to simultaneously build phonemic awareness, oral language fluency, reading skills, and delight!
Every morning, a few parents come in and read to a small group of children in our quiet library area. On my Kindergarten Wish List, I said we needed dress-up clothes. You should see the awesome old hats and jackets and dresses we received.
Favorite songs, poems, rhymes, chants and story excerpts are first learned orally. Children will both memorize and read the words from language charts, pocket charts or big books.
Summer Learning Fun: Playing in Your Own Back Yard. Parents—consider this an invitation for your child to connect with nature in their own back yard this summer. Happy exploring! N.E.
First, introduce nursery rhymes through the age-old tradition of the rhythmic chant, carefully articulating and modeling the rhythm and sounds of the language.
With high expectations, we reach for the stars with the lives of our children. The Kinder Stars classroom is set up for the last performance and party of the year.
A hug magically turns children into First Graders: Kindergarten teacher Barbara Sagen gathers the children around her, and together they remember many of the magical things they have shared during the year. On the last day of school, they remember being the “Three Billy Goats Gruff” and other animals and characters from stories…