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Consequences That Teach Better Behavior (Instead of Punish) Posted on 03 Aug 08:00 , 0 comments

This post is full of my ideas for effective consequences that actually teach BETTER BEHAVIOR than simply punish a child for a discipline problem!

Best Free and Paid Apps for Kindergarten & PreK Posted on 27 Jul 13:50 , 2 comments

Here's a list of my favorite free and paid iPad apps for Kindergarten and Pre-K for the 2018-19 school year!  These apps include skills such as alphabet recognition, beginning reading skills such as letter sounds, sounding out words, and learning sight words, as well as early math skills such as numbers and numeracy, shape recognition, matching sets, patterning, addition and subtraction, etc.  

New! Alphabet Trace and Sound Circle Worksheets! Posted on 20 Jul 10:09 , 0 comments

Here is a brand, new product for those of you that teach the letters and sounds, especially within the "Letter of the Week" format:  It's our Alphabet trace and Sound Circle Worksheets!  I love these because they are simple, straightforward, and to the point, and can usually be done in ten minutes or less. 

Cooperative “Live” Tic Tac Toe: A Fun Problem Solving Game! Posted on 13 Jul 15:38 , 1 comment

A fun, interactive, whole group game for young children that boosts problem solving skills and cooperative learning! Kids practice self­-regulation skills, thinking ahead, cooperation, following directions, and boosts social skills. You can’t beat that, right?

What Comes Next? NEW Counting Game Bundle! Posted on 06 Jul 09:35 , 0 comments

A bundle of games designed to help kids practice counting skills- even counting all the way up to 100! It has FIVE great games for one LOW price- just four bucks! Print out these games, and you'll have your kids counting to 100 in no time!

A Muffin Man Nursery Rhyme STEM Project! Posted on 29 Jun 09:52 , 0 comments

Here is a great Muffin Man themed STEM project to add to your nursery rhyme unit! It is creative, fun, & only takes a few basic materials. All you need are some leftover muffin liners of various colors & designs, paper, markers or crayons, glue, and some imagination! TK, kindergarten, STREAM, learning songs, easy

Middle Sound Cups! How to Teach Kids to Find the Middle Sound of a Word Posted on 22 Jun 10:26 , 1 comment

Middle Sound Cups are an easy, inexpensive literacy center!  We also have some great no-fail tips on teaching kids to identify those tricky medial sounds!

When You're OVERLOADED with DISRUPTIVE Kids Who JUST WON’T STOP! Posted on 19 Jun 13:46 , 0 comments

Have you ever had a class with so many difficult, disruptive students that you felt that you could barely even teach? What can you do to get past it? In this post, I am going to address this problem with my best advice, and some advice from others as well.

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!

NEW Bossy E/Final E Long Vowel Packets! Posted on 19 Jun 12:46 , 0 comments

We are THRILLED to introduce you to our brand new Bossy E/Final E Long Vowel A E I O U Packets & Bundle! Each individual packet gives your kids approximately 50 pages of Bossy E/Final E practice on EACH INDIVIDUAL LONG VOWEL SOUND!