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Fun Ways to Teach CVC Words

Fun Ways to Teach CVC Words

Fun Ways to Teach CVC Words I’m all about making things fun, so finding fun ways to teach CVC words is something I love discussing. Embarking on the journey of literacy is a thrilling adventure for young minds, but unlocking the secrets to early literacy for teachers can be intimidating if we aren’t equipped with…

9 Easy to Prep Activities for Mastering Middle Sounds in Kindergarten

9 Easy to Prep Activities for Mastering Middle Sounds in Kindergarten

As educators, we know that reading is like a key that unlocks endless adventures and knowledge. The journey starts with the basics, and today, we’ll dive into one of those building blocks: understanding middle sounds in CVC words. CVC words, or Consonant-Vowel-Consonant words, are short and sweet. They’re made up of three letters: a consonant…

29 Simple Early Finisher Ideas for Kindergarten
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29 Simple Early Finisher Ideas for Kindergarten

In a kindergarten classroom, there’s such a wide range of abilities from the beginning of the year to the very last day of school. Having an early finisher is normal. This range determines how quickly and slowly students complete their tasks sometimes. Some students are so meticulous that they take longer than others to finish….

The Stages of Phonics Development: Building Strong Reading Foundations

The Stages of Phonics Development: Building Strong Reading Foundations

Phonics development is a vital aspect of early literacy education, laying the foundation for strong reading skills. Understanding the stages of phonics  development and implementing effective instructional strategies can make a significant difference in children’s reading abilities. We will explore the key stages of phonics development, including phonological awareness, the alphabetic principle, blending, and segmenting….

5 Multisensory Activities for Phonics that Spark Joy

5 Multisensory Activities for Phonics that Spark Joy

Embarking on the journey of early literacy development is an exciting adventure for kindergarten students. One crucial component of this journey is phonics, the foundation of reading and writing. By introducing multisensory experiences into phonics instruction, we can unlock a world of engagement and retention for our young learners. Through the power of touch, sight,…

4 Effective Small Group Instruction Strategies for Kindergarten

4 Effective Small Group Instruction Strategies for Kindergarten

Let’s talk about the power of small group instruction. Small group instruction in kindergarten is no easy feat which is why I’m thrilled to delve into a topic that holds tremendous importance to educators. We all understand that reading encompasses so much more than simply decoding words on a page. It’s about unlocking a world…

Read Alouds in Kindergarten can be used to Enhance Learning and Imagination

Read Alouds in Kindergarten can be used to Enhance Learning and Imagination

Read alouds in kindergarten are one of my favorite things to do in the classroom. Personally, I enjoy reading a good book and being taken away to a land of imagination. As a teacher, it’s my job to instill a love for reading in my students. One way to do that is by actually reading….

Exploring our Community: 3 Easy Community Helper Activities for Kindergarten Students
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Exploring our Community: 3 Easy Community Helper Activities for Kindergarten Students

In the early years of a child’s education, it’s crucial to establish connections between their immediate surroundings and the wider world. Community helpers, the everyday superheroes who make our neighborhoods thrive, offer a perfect entry point for engaging kindergarten students in meaningful learning experiences. Through a range of interactive community helper activities, we bridge the…

Beginning of Kindergarten Kickstart Kit

Beginning of Kindergarten Kickstart Kit

Introducing our Kindergarten Kickstart Kit designed specifically for the first month of school! With this all-inclusive kit, you’ll have everything you need to engage and educate your kindergarten students while making the learning process exciting and memorable. Your beginning of kindergarten activities are all here! Book Companions: We’ve carefully selected four captivating books that align…

5 Reasons Why CCEI is Perfect for Online Professional Development and CDA Training Certification for ECE Teachers

5 Reasons Why CCEI is Perfect for Online Professional Development and CDA Training Certification for ECE Teachers

As an ECE teacher, professional development is essential to keep your skills and knowledge up-to-date. However, finding the time to attend in-person workshops and seminars can be a challenge, especially when you have a full-time job and family responsibilities. That’s why online professional development courses, like those offered by ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), can be…