Pumpkin Patches for Literacy

Pumpkin Patches for Literacy

Build Background Knowledge Part of building literacy is building up your child’s background knowledge. Every time you expose your child to a new experience, you are building up your child’s background knowledge to new words and information. At Home and Away Children learn much of their vocabulary by reading and doing. Use the back-to-school time…

Environmental Print, Learning through Print, McDonalds, Childhood

Learning through Environmental Print

  Environmental Print Before getting my first teaching job, I remember fearing the possibility of teaching kindergarten. Why? I feared all the stuff you need! A good chunk of that “stuff” is Environmental Print.  What is Environmental Print? Logos and signs, many of which you will see as you’re driving by a busy shopping center…

Bears Don't Read

“Bears Don’t Read” by Emma Chichester Clark

Hi! This is Cristina and this is my first book review with a few educational thoughts, as well. Today I’m talking about “Bears Don’t Read,” by  Emma Chichester Clark. I actually read this story out loud to myself and my husband one night and laughed out loud, which is a regular occurrence, but not usually…