Showing posts from November, 2019

NEW- Alphabet Formation Songs Animated DVD! (Black Friday Sale!)

Today, we are thrilled to announce the arrival of our brand new Alphabet Formation Songs Animated DVD !  Each song shows kids the steps for writing both the capital and lowercase letter, and all of them have beginning sound pictures, too!  This collection of videos is an AMAZING tool to use in the classroom, and many teachers have already been using them via internet video on both Vimeo and Uscreen .  But since quite a few people still prefer to use DVDs, my tirelessly working husband finished these up, and the DVDs finally ARRIVED- just in time for our Black Friday Sale! Before I dive in about the new videos, here are the BLACK FRIDAY SALE details!!!!! :D Starting NOW thru 12/2/19, use the code THANKS to get 15% off your entire purchase on !!! PLUS, you get FREE SHIPPING on orders $25 or more !! Okay, now back to the new alphabet formation songs.... :) Throughout the videos, we refer to the lined paper lines as "Sky, fence, grass, dirt/mud,&qu

“My Holiday Traditions Number Book” Easy Reader Project!

Hey, everybody!  I’ve got a brand new book making project that’s just PERFECT for Kindergarten, TK, or first grade!  It’s called “ My Holiday Traditions Around the World Number Book ” and I can’t wait to share it with you!  It goes along perfectly with my existing Holiday Traditions Around the World book; in fact, it uses parts of the same illustrations!  So if you like that book, you’ll probably like this one, too! This project is a fun, easy reader for kids to make when learning about holiday traditions around the world.  In it, the kids make the illustrations for their own easy reader book that gives just “the gist” of ten different holiday traditions, all told in a rhyming number poem. The little crafty illustrations are a great follow up activity to reading our Holiday Traditions Around the World book, (or reading about these holiday traditions from ANY books, really!) Plus, it gives children a chance to practice writing their numbers AND their emergent reading s

15+ (Mostly) FREE Hands-On Alphabet Letter Building Ideas!

Today, I am excited to share more than 15 hands-on ways for kids to build a letter!  Building alphabet letters is a great way to help children remember its shape and form.  My class added this to our weekly Letter of the Week routine this year, and I am SO glad that we did!  It seems to be making a HUGE difference especially to my lower students- those that have come with little prior exposure to the alphabet and/or no preschool experience.  And that's definitely a WIN! It seems that the more the kids build and form that letter, the more likely it is that they will recognize it later.  This, combined with our Letter of the Week Focus Wall routine and weekly practice writing the letter, our HeidiSongs Alphabet Songs , and our daily Zoo Phonics practice from A-Z are making the most difference in helping the children learn the alphabet. Our Weekly Routine for Letter Building As we study our letter of the week, we pick one day to do letter building, but it could cert