Extended Learning Experiences

There are SO MANY learning experiences that educators facilitate and witness with their students. It can be fulfilling to live AND capture the learning process along the way…whether it may Continue Reading →

Creating a Kindness Promise Through Collaborative Literacy

This year we have been exploring idea of extended reading and having children make meaningful connections beyond the book. (Check out our Extended Reading category on our blog to see Continue Reading →

Playing in the Snow!

One of the greatest gifts we can give young children as we introduce them to technology is the ability to work side by side and imagine the impossible.  As Christine Continue Reading →

Jan Brett Author Study – An Extended Reading Experience

As we explored the concept of winter, we used books by Jan Brett to build connections to literature and her craft as an author and illustrator. In this Extended Reading Continue Reading →

The ABC Shortcuts of Google Apps eBook

In the midst of our casual conversation, we were talking about how one of our kiddos is challenged with letter identification, but CAN remember letters J and K because he Continue Reading →

Customizing Your Own Kmail

As educators, the creation of meaningful literacy experiences for students is a constant work in progress.  In order to evolve in our practice, we must continuously reassess the world in Continue Reading →

Sharing a Field Trip Experience Through Kmail

Connect In our previous post we talked about an Extended Reading Experience by involving the kids with playing with characters (of themselves!) and settings. We shared how when we extend Continue Reading →

Playing with Characters and Settings – An Extended Reading Experience

 As part of Extended Reading in our Kindergarten classes, we seek to give children rich literacy experiences that model use of reading skills and strategies, as well as explore Continue Reading →

Design a Book Cover! – An Invitation to Play

The Fall season is upon us and across the country learners are experiencing changes in a variety of ways.  Whether you are in a place where leaves are changing color Continue Reading →

Community Gathering

Right after our Connected Play time, children take part in the Community Gathering. This time is dedicated to connect as a group and make sure individual needs are SEEN and recognized Continue Reading →