Imagine that your school and town burned down in a horrific, deadly fire. Somehow, eventually- you've got to continue teaching- even though your classroom is gone, along with every instructional supply you ever created or purchased. But how? And WHERE? And furthermore, how do you FOCUS on these issues when your home is also gone, and you are in shock and grieving for all that is lost?
Have you ever wished for an EASY kindergarten play with a part for every child (24!) in your class? Then our HeidiSongs version of the Gingerbread Man is just what you are looking for! It is absolutely ADORABLE, and parents and students alike just LOVE IT! Want to hear more? Read on! There is no doubt that putting on a play can be extra work and extra stress, but when I see the children having such a wonderful time, it makes it all worthwhile.
Sometimes, kids have trouble learning the alphabet. And when this happens, teachers and parents will use anything and everything to help them learn. And often, inventing a mnemonic device (also known as a memory trick, a memory booster, or even a gimmick) about the more difficult letters can really help! In this article, I'm going to share the little tricks I use to help my kids that struggle remember the letter NAMES.
Here is one teacher's account of how she evacuated her kindergarten students, and her terrifying escape through the flames to safety. You will also find links to how you can help rebuild the classrooms at the school that were lost.
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Here are some of the methods I used to teach the alphabet with my transitional kindergarten (TK) class this fall. 17 out of 22 of them learned ALL of the letters and sounds in less than 11 weeks, and that's pretty amazing when you consider that they were ALL four years old when school started!
Today, I am SUPER excited to tell you about our newest product: Word Family Fluency Stories, Charts, and Comprehension Questions! They are aligned perfectly with our Sounds Fun Phonics set of videos, songs, word building kit, poster, multisensory flashcards and worksheets! This fluency set will complete our set of phonics word family materials, giving children a chance to apply what they have learned and practice becoming fluent readers with those new words! Plus, the comprehension check is the perfect way to finish off the unit.
Here is a classic activity for fall that I have been doing for many years with my kindergartners, and they love it every time! It's marble painting fall leaves, and I have a free download of some different types of leaves for you to try with your kiddos!
Here is another fun, FREE craft for kids based on the book Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds, with SUPER FUN pictures by Peter Brown!
Learning to rhyme often requires SO MUCH repetition, so I created a new rhyming game, and then, I created a whole NEW SET of activities just like the first set that we already have, but with different words!