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Letter wands to find items that start with that letter around the room BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet

(oise.utoronto.ca) Letter wands to find items that start with that letter around the room - great idea for the classroom!

Miss Lynch's Class: New School Year - New Blog Post

New School Year - New Blog Post

Phew!! It has been a summer and a half, which is why more poor poor blog has been so neglected!! Let me fill you in before I give you a room tour! I went away to Italy, Germany and Austria.. which was an absolutely beautiful holiday (where I consumed far too much pizza, pasta, ice cream and prosecco!!) Then I eventually completed (and passed, hurrah!!) my Master's Degree!! ...THEN I went to Hong Kong for a couple of weeks, where I spent far too much money on stationery!!! We even went to HK…

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Foundation Stage Progress Tracker

Last week had a bit of everything in it for me. I did some work in settings, writing and a conference delivery and the common thread to the whole week was making judgements about progress in…

More than just a bookshelf by Teach Preschool - clipboards on the back (",)

Getting the most value out of a bookshelf in the preschool classroom

There are days that I wish I had more space in my indoor classroom. Don't get me wrong, I am very proud of my indoor classroom. I love setting it up to be warm and inviting and I enjoy the challenge of turning small spaces into valuable spaces. Today I want to share with you

This weeks phonics challenge with a focus on tricky words. Children need to say it, build it or write it. Green = easy Amber= medium Red = hard Focus on children choosing challenge. EYchloe

This weeks phonics challenge with a focus on tricky words. Children need to say it, build it or write it. Green = easy Amber= medium Red = hard Focus on children choosing challenge. EYchloe

Fairy Tales! - Smitten with First

Smitten with First -

Who else is swooning over all things cactus? I'm sure by now you've all seen the cactus classroom obsession. Isn't it just about the cutest thing EVER? I mean HEL-LO CUTENESS! One of the many things that I love to teach during the first few weeks of school is our classroom climate + kindness + how we are going to treat each other. This is such an important thing to establish right off the bat. Like SO important! There are so many amazing books out there to use when teaching this. Here are…

Bears! Would be cute for hibernation stories.

Bears!

Today we started learning all about bears! The children were super excited to bring their bears in and put them inside our cave (I will hav...

"Does your school have an area for outdoor exploration? How do you use the outdoor environment to enhance your program?" The Curious Kindergarten ≈≈

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"Does your school have an area for outdoor exploration? How do you use the outdoor environment to enhance your program?" The Curious Kindergarten ≈≈

Classroom Reveal and Linky - Surfin' Through Second

Classroom Reveal and Linky

Aloha everyone! Tomorrow is the first day of school and my classroom is all set to go. It wasn't too difficult getting it ready since I decided to stick with my surf theme. On Wednesday we received our class lists and I had 18 students. By Friday I was down to 16! 10 boys and 6 girls. I hope I don't lose anymore. I would hate to see one of our second grade teachers lose their spot! I did some rearranging and I added a few new items. I also got rid of as much as possible to make more room…