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How I Got All My Kids to Learn 100% of the Letters & Sounds Posted on 19 Jun 13:12 , 0 comments

Here are my weekly routines for teaching and reviewing the alphabet and letter sounds that led to 100% mastery for every single student in my class- even the children that struggled to learn!

Tips for Teaching Kids to Write on Lined Paper! Posted on 04 May 08:49 , 0 comments

Here are some great tips to help teach kids to write on lined paper! It's always been one of my LEAST favorite things to do in kinder, but I've gathered some ideas that seem to work well! Continue reading

New Workshop with Heidi, Palma, & Drew in June! Posted on 23 Mar 09:38 , 0 comments

Today I am excited to announce that I will be giving a workshop with Palma Lindsay and Drew Giles on Saturday June 2, 2018, in Albany, CA!  Our workshop will be just for Pre-K, Transitional Kindergarten (TK), and Kindergarten teachers … Continue reading

How to Teach the Alphabet! Posted on 05 Jan 10:52 , 0 comments

How To Teach The Alphabet!How To Teach The Alphabet!In this post, I’m going to tell you exactly how I teach the alphabet, all 52 letters and sounds! I’ve been refining this basic method for many years as a Kindergarten teacher and now this year as a TK (Transitional … Continue reading

Mega Bloks Alphabet & Beginning Sounds Match Idea Posted on 17 Nov 08:50 , 0 comments

Mega Bloks Alphabet & Beginning Sounds Match Idea - HeidiSongsMega Bloks Alphabet & Beginning Sounds Match Idea - HeidiSongsHere’s a fun idea for those Mega Bloks that are sitting in a tub, just waiting to be put to good use!  It’s my Mega Bloks Alphabet and Beginning Sounds Match Idea!  It’s easy-peasy and so much fun for the … Continue reading

TK Lesson Plans, Week Four: What’s Working? Posted on 22 Sep 08:47 , 0 comments

TK Week 4 Lesson Plans - HeidiSongsTK Week 4 Lesson Plans - HeidiSongs  Here are my best lessons from week four of Transitional Kindergarten, also known as TK! We had a great week working on the letter A, the number two, the shapes, matching sets, scissor skills, and learning how to spell … Continue reading

Now Streaming: HeidiSongs On-Demand – Vimeo! Posted on 16 Sep 17:00 , 0 comments

Now Streaming: HeidiSongs On-Demand!Now Streaming: HeidiSongs On-Demand!HeidiSongs is now streaming online! (YES! You read that right!) You can get HeidiSongs videos ON DEMAND any time! We’ve partnered with Vimeo to offer you streaming, on-demand, online playlists of our DVDs! We are SO excited about this because … Continue reading

TK Lesson Plans, Week Three: What’s Working? Posted on 15 Sep 08:41 , 0 comments

TK Lesson Plans, Week Three: What's Working? HeidiSongsTK Lesson Plans, Week Three: What's Working? HeidiSongs  Here are some of my lesson plans for many of the fun things we have been doing in my TK class during the third week of school!  This was the first week of Unit Two in Benchmark’s Ready to … Continue reading

The Second Week of TK: What’s Working? Posted on 08 Sep 09:46 , 0 comments

Second Week of TK: What's Working? - HeidiSongsSecond Week of TK: What's Working? - HeidiSongs  Here is what we did on the second week of TK, or Transitional Kindergarten!  We had fun with rhyme, alphabet and number activities, nursery rhymes, patterning, sorting, small group reading activities, and we even started learning a few sight … Continue reading

The First Week of TK: What’s Working? Posted on 01 Sep 09:05 , 0 comments

First Week of TK: What's Working? - HeidiSongsFirst Week of TK: What's Working? - HeidiSongs  Today I am going to tell you what we did on our very first week of school in TK, also known as Transitional Kindergarten!  These are a few things that worked well with my sweet little students, who are … Continue reading