Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Welcome Preschool Parents!

Welcome to the classroom blog! I hope you will check this site throughout the year for pictures and updates on what we're doing at school!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pledge of Allegiance Freebie!

When I saw Erin Bradley's super cute 4th of July papers, I just had to make something with them! I will be teaching the Pledge of Allegiance to students who will be learning it for the first time this year.  So, I made these cute posters with Erin's papers. Click on the picture to get your copy from Teacher's Notebook, or click on my sidebar to go to TpT. 

I love putting dots or small stickers under words on posters and on poems and songs in the pocket chart. When I teach whatever is on the poster, I use a pointer to point to each dot.  Eventually, I allow the kids to come up and "read" whatever is on the poster, and the dots help them track the print and develop one-to-one correspondence.  I added the dots to the pledge because we'll be saying it every day and it can become a learning tool!

Because I work in a Christian school, I also created similar posters for the pledge to the Christian flag. Click here to download!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Reading Logs

Happy Sunday!

I just wanted to share a freebie that I recently added to my repertoire. Click on the picture to download your free copy!
I created these reading logs to hand out to my prospective students for this school year.  I got to meet most of my students back in May, so I was able to give them this activity to do over the summer. Every time they read a book with an adult, they will color in a teddy bear.  If they bring this in on the first day of school, they'll get a prize from me.  I included two other versions of this log that are not geared toward summer, so you can use them any time!

This is perfect for preschool, pre-k, and kinder kids who are usually reading with an adult.  We want them to be as excited as possible about reading!

Alright, I'm off to the beach! Have a great day!