What is phonemic awareness and how can we teach it? Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, manipulate, and substitute phonemes. Phonemes are the smallest unit of sound that can differentiate meaning in spoken words. The goal of every kindergarten teacher is to teach our students to read. It’s
The more I see, the more I realize the importance of transitions. For students — and of course for their parents and teachers — the transition to Kindergarten is one of the iconic moments in life. In the world of K-to-12, it all begins with K! Now is the time
It’s obvious that we’re in a digital age. It’s a new age of reason — taken to what would have been seen as unimaginable heights just a few years ago! Everyone wants digital resources. Superintendents, principals, parents, students — and, of course, teachers. So, how do you go about it?
We may be uncertain about educational technology — but our students aren’t! Our students are coming to us having already mastered digital devices. Next time you are in the grocery store or out to dinner notice how many children are using tablets. It’s our job to provide technology that is
We have iPads in our classroom. You may even have a whole cart of ipads. They’re a perfect size for our students. They are naturally drawn to this technology. The question is: What do we do with these things? It would be a shame to use them only as a