Number Stories

Development of mathematical thinking in young children happens in three important stages: concrete, pictorial, abstract. In order to develop a firm foundation in mathematics, children must have the opportunity to Continue Reading →

Character Studies

As we nurture emergent readers and writers we take time explore the craft of the author and illustrator, and the role of each in telling a story. During this three 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 →

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 →

A Summer of Discoveries and New Connections

Discovering the Country Miss Pinto and her California kiddos had a three week lead on summer vacation, but it wasn’t the end of the communication with Mrs. Twomey and her Continue Reading →