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English-Language Arts

It’s a baby care center

The baby care center, a themed area of dramatic play in my TK classroom, provides an opportunity for directed and free-choice play to develop. It has been a week or so for me to test out some of these activities and…
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A TK High Frequency Word List

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

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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A special word list to practice

For our new simplified TK High Frequency Word List TransitionalKindergartenHFWordsRevised.pdf. I     a    am    an as    at    be     by my     do go    no    so     to     he  …
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What writing?

Recently I attended a training on writing for early childhood educators. It is very helpful to parents, teachers, and caregivers to understand the stages of development in writing so that they can be positive and encourage writing as a life-long…
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A matching grant opportunity

My Building a Community of Learners in TK is live. ( Give to this campaign by October 4, 2015 and your donation will be doubled thanks to Just enter the code SPARK on the payment page and you’ll…
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We do listen

Check out their “Animated Books” › media Note: runs on Flash Player.

First 300 Words Practice

Ms. Howard, Ms. Rodriguez and Mr. Schwanz decided to help our first graders by making a few videos they can practice the high frequency words with. Here’s our first three hundred words videos. 100 the of and a to in…
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Time to Rhyme

Roses are red. Violets are blue. You are my friend. This much is true. PBS Kids Help Reggie find the rhyme at Scholastic.  Need rhyme lists? Try the Rhyme Zone. Review your rhyming skills at


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