Thursday, April 9, 2015

Environmental Print Connects Beginning Readers With Letters, Sounds and Words!

The words we see in our environment each day are called Environmental Print. It is the print on logos, labels, wrappers, signs, etc. There are many children that learn the letters of the alphabet and some learn how to read, just from exposure to this everyday language. 
 One of the first words is STOP.

We can use these to encourage the learning of letters, sounds, and words. Talk about the letter names, what sounds they make, how is the word spelled and what does it spell.
 Little learners like to read and reread the pages.

A fun activity is to create an Environmental Print ABC Book collecting words from foods, jars, drinks, snacks, boxes, signs, etc.

I have a priced activity in my store called Environmental Print ABC Booklet that will let you download an A thru Z booklet. Simply put the pages in order and staple on the left side. Then you and your child can fill it with images you find each day. Enjoy!

Monday, April 6, 2015

How Pinterest Is Revolutionizing Your Child’s Classroom!

Over half a million education pins are posted every day. And through them, teachers are finding ideas, community, and newfound wealth. This article also talks about TpT and several TpT sellers!
“Teachers are looking to be more efficient, but also want their creative force to shape the things they use,” said Speicher. “So when teachers navigate resources, they tend to take them and modify them. They figure out how to make it on their own, with what they understand about their kids. I think that ethic — of inspiration and input, but also what’s configurable to you — is the right intervention for teachers.”

Great article to read!
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