My #1 Strategy to help readers with Ending Sounds: Ending sounds. Why do we need to teach them specifically? Last week I talked about Beginning sounds. If you missed out on that blog, click HERE to read the blog! I give tons of different ideas of how to teach beginning sounds through EASY ... Read More about 6 Ending Sound Activities that help with Phonological Awareness!
Beginning sound activities focus on teaching the first sounds of every word and/letter. Reading is tricky business. Kids are supposed to go from knowing words, to learning a whole jumble of non-intuitive ideas to put together the concept of reading. 24 Letters, their names as well as their sounds, ... Read More about 8 Beginning Sound Activities that will kickstart kids into becoming strong readers!
Diwali (pronounced "duh-vaa-lee") is the Festival of Lights and is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. It is India's biggest holiday of the year! As someone who knows very little about this holiday, I made it my mission to do some research, talk to people who do celebrate it AND get my kids ... Read More about Diwali activities for kids
Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and being thankful. Here in Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October. My family, doesn't do much for Thanksgiving other than get together and share a meal. Thanksgiving in the USA seems to be widely celebrated with friends and family- maybe more than in ... Read More about 10 FREE Fall & Thanksgiving Activities for Kids!
I get this question all the time, WHEN should my child know their letters/sounds & numbers Well, this is a tricky question! First of all, deep breaths. EVERY CHILD LEARNS AT DIFFERENT TIMES. Sorry, I'm not yelling, but I'm kind of yelling. I don't want you to start getting nervous if your child ... Read More about When and HOW do Kids learn Letters & Numbers?
I Promise, by LeBron James (and illustrated by Nina Mata) is a stunning diverse children's book! What I like the most about it is the power that is assumes each child has inside. In this post I'm going to share how wonderful and special this book is and how I would use this with my students (and ... Read More about How to apply the best text-to-self connections with Diverse Children’s books