Archive for March, 2015

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Teddy Bear Counters

In Reading during Read Across America Week earlier this month, early preschoolers enjoyed the following Dr. Seuss read-alouds: “The Cat in the Hat“, “Green Eggs and Ham”, and “Hop on Pop”. In Nursery Rhymes, we sang joyful rhymes including “Sing A […]

Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction

In Reading and Language, students listened to two versions of the story “The Mitten”. The first version of “The Mitten” was by the authors Jim Aylesworth and Barbara McClintock. The second version of “The Mitten” was by Jan Brett. Students discussed the […]

OK to Make Mistakes

Last week in Reading, preschoolers listened to “My U Book” by Jane Belk Moncure. They also listened to the classic  Aesop fable “The Country Mouse and The City Mouse” about the country mouse who was embarrassed by his simple life. But […]

Stop and Think

In Reading last week, early preschoolers listened to the read-aloud “My First A, B, C” by Dorling Kindersley. These “My First” board books by Dorling Kindersley bring the alphabet to life for every new learner. The “My First A, B, C” board […]

If I Were President

Our themes for the month of March are Patience, Making Right Choices, and Self-Control. Pre-K and Kindergarteners listened to the read-aloud “Pookins Gets Her Way” by Helen Lester and learned the importance of being considerate and why it’s not always good […]


Last week in Reading, preschoolers listened to “My T Book” by Jane Belk Moncure. Students also listened to the read-aloud “Patience (Everyday Character Education)” by Rebecca Olien, a book about the virtue and the everyday situations where this character trait can […]

A Ticklish Problem

Last week in Reading, early preschoolers listened to the Alphatales story “When Tilly Turtle Came to Tea” by Carol-Pugliano Martin. It is a funny story about Tilly Turtle, Tiger, and Toad who are enjoying a terrific tea party until an accident […]

Wacky Wednesday

It was a fun Dr. Seuss week filled with a different theme each day for the Pre-K and Kindergarten Class! And last Wednesday, the whole school celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day! All the kids loved the read-aloud “Hooray for Saint Patrick’s Day” […]

Core Knowledge Strands

Pre-K and Kindergarten students enjoyed listening to “An Amazing Snowman” by Barbara Jean Hicks; “Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather” by Bruce Koscielniak; “Snow White” by Charles Santore; “King Arthur and the Sword in the Stone” by Cari Meister; and “Cinderella” by Marcia Brown. […]

The Snow Show

Last week in Reading, preschoolers listened to several read-alouds including “My R Book” by Jane Belk Moncure; “Gretchen Groundhog, It’s Your Day!” by Abby Levine and Nancy Cole; “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” by Stephen Carpenter; and “How Do You Know […]