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July 9, 2019

Early Literacy: Am I Doing Enough?

Contributed by Jennifer Horner, Director of Education It’s been a fascinating ride to witness my almost 6 year old discover his ability to read. Though I know it’s been a gradual process of building all of the tools he needed, it seemed as though there was a moment when it “clicked” and it was like Read More »

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November 1, 2016

Unit 3 Curriculum Resources

Unit 3, “Traditions & Celebrations,” is a celebration of our families and all of their unique traditions. Discovering new things about classmates and their families is a natural progression from our “All About Me” and “Communities” units, building upon self-awareness and positive social interactions. We’ll explore traditions from around the world and invite our families into our classrooms Read More »

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January 2, 2016

Unit 4 – ASL (American Sign Language) for Infants and 1YO’s

  Use the link below to access the Unit 4 ASL (American Sign Language) Guide for Infants and 1YO’s. Infant & 1YO Sign Language – Unit 4 Unit 1-3 links are also included. It’s important to repeat and reinforce previously introduced signs as well. Infants commonly get frustrated because they are unable to communicate their Read More »

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September 27, 2015

Unit 2 – Handwriting Without Tears Guide

The Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) Guide for Unit 2 is available at the link below: HWT – Unit 2 You’ll notice that the Unit Guides and HWT Sequence have both been updated for the new school year! The objective of Unit 2 is for your students to …. Implementing a daily routine that includes a HWT experience during Circle Time Implementing Read More »

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May 22, 2015

Summer Scrapbook Guide

Summer Camp 2015 Scrapbook Guide   2015 Expectations This year, the program requirement is for each Summer Camp classroom to create a scrapbook (rather than 1 per camper). Each classroom will create a google drive photo album titled “Summer Camp Scrapbook” Each week, at least 1 Picstitch collage should be created and uploaded to this Read More »

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March 12, 2015

2015 April Recommended Reading

  The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein The Windy Day by Anna Milbourne Wake Me in Spring by James Preller Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth My Nest is Best by P.D. Eastman It’s Spring! By Samantha Berger Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons by IL Sung Na A Whiff of Pine, Read More »

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February 11, 2015

March 2015 Recommended Reading

March 2015 Recommended Reading List  The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds Ish by Peter H. Reynolds Silly Tilly  by Eileen Spinelli Pigs to the Rescue by John Himmelman You Think It’s Easy Being the Tooth Fairy by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt My Crayons Talk by G. Brian Karas Maybe a Bear Ate It by Robie H. Harris Read More »

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January 13, 2015

February Recommended Reading List 2015

February 2015 Recommended Reading

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December 11, 2014

January Recommended Reading 2015

  Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann Chalk by Bill Thomson Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw No More, Por Favor by Susan Middleton Elya Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn Lola Loves Stories by Anna McQuinn Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion (Read online by Betty White here) Library Lion by Michele Read More »

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November 13, 2014

December Recommended Reading 2014

The Family Book by Todd Parr Every Friday by Dan Yaccarino Families by Ann Morris Who’s in a Family? by Robert Skutch; illustrated by Laura Nienhaus The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant Who’s Who in My Family by Loreen Leedy Whoever You Are by Mem Fox Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney Eight Nights of Hanukkah Lights Read More »

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