Do you teach young readers? Here you will find tips, ideas, and resources for teaching the alphabet, phonics, and sight words. And . . . find book suggestions for a variety of themes and holidays.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is coming up soon! (This year we will honor Dr. King on Monday, January 19). It’s important to teach young children about the impact Martin Luther King, Jr. had on our lives today. What better way to teach about this great man than with high
The Christmas countdown is on! If you are looking for some great stories about Santa to share in the classroom with your students (or at home with your children), here is a list of 25 books about Santa to get you started. This post contains affiliate links. I receive a
This week I completed my first round of classroom DRA assessments and informed each parent of their child’s reading level. When parents ask where to find developmentally appropriate books for their children, I always direct them to Scholastic book orders. Any kindergarten teacher knows how difficult it can be to find DRA
Today was my first day back at school and it has revved me up for another fabulous year in Kindergarten. I love dusting off my collection of picture books for back-to-school and I am always looking to expand my collection. Recently, several fans of the Kinder-Craze facebook page shared their
UPDATE: I originally shared this post in May 2014. The free download was only available for a limited time. The book can be purchased in my TpT shop for only $1. Hello friends! I have teamed up with Educents to bring you ANOTHER Interactive Sight Word Reader for FREE! Mother’s Day
As we near the final days of Lent and the most solemn days of Holy Week, I have a very special Interactive Sight Word Reader to share with you as a freebie. My newest reader, “Jesus had a Holy Week” provides an overview of the important events and days of
Free I See the Farm Sight Word Reader
Download a FREE copy of “I See the Farm” Sight Word Reader and make learning sight words fun and interactive for your students.
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Hi, I'm Maria.
After years of teaching kindergarten, I now focus on helping teachers and I’m here to make your job easier. When I’m not doing that you will find me playing with my kids, hanging with the hubby, or occasionally enjoying a little “me” time with an at-home manicure and a vanilla latte. Want to learn more? Check out my story below. I’m sure we have a lot in common!