Free Letter Playdough Mats { Upper & Lower Case Matching}

Free Letter Playdough Mats { Upper & Lower Case Matching}

Our FREE Letter Playdough Mats are a must have printable for any teacher and homeschooling parent looking to add some play based learning to their classroom. Download your Free set for some uppercase and lowercase letter matching fun! I have said it before and I'll say it again... The educational…
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St Patrick’s Day Books For Kids {Must Have Picture Books!}

St Patrick’s Day Books For Kids {Must Have Picture Books!}

Enjoy the March holiday with these jolly St Patrick's Day Books For Kids. Celebrate and learn the history and traditions of St. Patrick's Day with our favourite Picture Books About Clovers, Leprechauns, and Luck! I just love using picture books in the classroom. Over the years I have found that it's…
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10 Interesting St Patrick Facts For Kids

10 Interesting St Patrick Facts For Kids

Our St Patrick Facts For Kids are perfect for learning the history and traditions of Saint Patrick's Day. This list of facts has the full lowdown on Saint Patrick, Pots of Gold, Shamrocks, Leprechauns and more. Check out fact 3 you won't believe it!     St Patrick's day is…
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Christmas Book Advent Calendar {Start A Tradition!}

Christmas Book Advent Calendar {Start A Tradition!}

This Christmas Book Advent Calendar idea is a wonderful alternative to any store bought Christmas Calendars. Make it for your classroom and build some Christmas magic and love of books with your students this December! Christmas Book Advent Calendar We love adding some Christmas magic and festive fun to our…
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Bloom’s & Gardner’s Writing Matrix

Bloom’s & Gardner’s Writing Matrix

When we found this Blooms Gardners Writing Matrix it reminded us that we should be using Blooms Taxonomy and Gardners Multiple Intelligences matrix in our classroom, teaching and planning!  If you're looking for a great range of  higher order thinking verbs and effective questions to extend your students' thinking, for your next…
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How To Help Students Who Are Dyslexic

How To Help Students Who Are Dyslexic

Do you have students who are dyslexic or displaying the signs of dyslexia? If you do then you need to know about the Dyslexie Font! Dyslexia is a language-based processing learning disability. It affects both adults and children and causes problems with accuracy & fluency in literacy, particularly difficulties in…
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Over Pronunciation, Syllables & Dyslexia

Over Pronunciation, Syllables & Dyslexia

  Here's a great piece by Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D.dyslexia Expert and Advocate from Edutopia who talks about how syllables & OVER- PRONUNCIATION  can mask morphological boundaries and  hide the meaningful structures of words. She demonstrates this with the misspelling of the word "evry"... How many times have you seen the word every misspelled…
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Reading Strategies

Reading Strategies

Guided Reading instruction is an effective strategy but only if you provide relevant support, books & Activities to meet your students needs. In fact without the correct scaffolds in pace guided reading can fail to assist students to develop & extend their reading ability... Maria Walther  a 1st Grade Teacher,…
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Indigenous languages

Indigenous languages

While old Indigenous languages disappear, new ones evolve - By Felicity Meakins Here's a great little story about the importance of preserving Indigenous Languages published in The Spoke- Australia's Early Childhood Blog     By now we know that traditional Indigenous languages are losing speakers rapidly and tragically. Of the 250…
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