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The Summer Book Study Guide | The Read-Aloud Handbook

The summer book study of “The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition” by Jim Trelease, is underway!  To learn about how the book study works, view our earlier post. Use the guide below to find the Chapter Reviews and special author Q&A posts. The Book Study Chapter Review Guide Chapter 1: Why Read Aloud? – Brick by Brick Chapter 2: When to Begin (and End) Read-Aloud –
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Join the summer book study of The Read-Aloud Handbook

We are again looking forward to participating in a summer book study, hosted by Vanessa at Pre-K Pages! Our book for this summer’s study is “The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition” by Jim Trelease, which will provide teachers, parents and caregivers with insights on the value of reading aloud, tips on ways to read aloud, and (YAY!) a list of great read aloud books! The
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Children’s books about Earth Day

Here are a list of good books you can read to the children in your home or classroom in celebration of Earth Day, or anytime you want to talk about recycling and conservation. The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle This book follows how plastic bottles are made, how they get recycled, and some of the things they can be recycled into. The EARTH book
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Planning Field Day in preschool (PART 2)

We continue to provide some resources for those planning an outdoor a Field Day event, here the children rotate through a variety of gross motor activities and spend most of the morning outside playing and working together.  It is a great day, but definitely requires planning to make sure it goes smoothly. We put together some of our tips for planning a successful Preschool Field
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Going on a shape hunt in preschool

Here’s a simple and fun activity we did with our preschoolers to help learn about the shapes of objects throughout our classroom.  We took them on a <strong>SHAPE HUNT</strong> by creating outlines of various objects around the room onto some construction paper.  For our 3 year olds, I put 3 shapes per paper, and each child had their own paper.  Before sending them on
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