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Children Discover the Dramatic Power of Their Voices

September 15, 2016

First, introduce nursery rhymes through the age-old tradition of the rhythmic chant, carefully articulating and modeling the rhythm and sounds of the language.

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The Kinder Stars Year-End Celebration:

September 15, 2016

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.

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End-of-Year Celebrations Bring Closure

September 15, 2016

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…

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End-of-Year Family Ritual:

September 15, 2016

Parent volunteers trace and cut out a set of wings from railroad board for each child. “After the children paint their wings with bright colors and designs (and sometimes feathers and glitter) we attach two elastic straps to hold these on their arms

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The Heart of Kindergarten:

September 15, 2016

Over the years, my kindergarten colleagues and I have shared many vignettes of memorable classroom rituals, traditions, and celebrations. For us, school has always been a “celebrative place.”

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Accelerate Literacy within a Love of Language

September 15, 2016

Accelerate language and literacy in your classroom with Nellie Edge Read and Sing Big Books™! They are designed to immerse children in meaningful language that has rhythm, rhyme, and repetition. These traditional English and Spanish folk songs and rhymes will build skills and confidence in students at all stages of language and literacy development, from internalizing the sounds and patterns of language to fluent independent reading!

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Invite Parents to Color Big Books and Language Charts

September 15, 2016

Easy Coloring and Laminating Guide for Black and White Big Books. Unless coloring Big Books is therapeutic for you, we encourage you to enlist volunteer help.

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Scientific Writing Begins

September 15, 2016

Scientific Writing Begins With First-Hand Experiences: Observing Nature, Collecting Leaves, Exploring the Poetry of Leaves, and Reading Fiction and Nonfiction to Build Background Information.

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