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Monthly Archive: November 2015

Easy Easel Writing

I searched for an easy easel project on Pinterest and found this one. I thought we could really benefit by having table-top easels to make our writing center come alive. We’ll use them for some art projects too.    Once…
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Plan it, Build it, Share it: Blocks and TK.

My students need a basic block set to increase the quality of constructive play and an appropriate storage cabinet to help them manage the materials. Please visit my project page at Thanks! J. Mark Schwanz  

Homework is fun!

In addition to the weekly homework handout page I encourage other activities: Practice your high frequency words. ¬†Also see the practice presentation: Read with others. Sketch, draw, doodle, and write in a journal. Participate in one of our projects. Use…
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A TK High Frequency Word List

If player doesn’t load, click here:¬†TransitionalKindergartenHFWordsRevised.pdf

A special donor

  The City of Gardena Childcare Program gave us this nice shelf piece recently. They had it in storage and couldn’t use it in one of their centers any longer.  I needed some time to paint it and get it fixed…
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New in MobyMax, Early Reading Practice

Attention parents and caregivers, This just came to my inbox this morning and I wanted you to know about it as soon as possible. MobyMax, one of our free online practice programs, just released a new study tool called the…
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A preview into our new physical science unit

Share your videos with friends, family, and the world Sourced through from: See on – Transitional Kindergarten

Make a puppet play stage of your home

You can make your own finger puppet play stage. We begin a special unit to investigate ways to share our family traditions. In the video below I describe and demonstrate one way to make a simple puppet stage of one…
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