- B.A. Anthropology
- M.A. Education
- Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
- CLAD Certification
- SPED license (in process)
- 13 years teaching experience
Get into Shape
Shapes are so fun! Little ones explore, identify, and create shapes using tangrams or pattern blocks. The activity is intended to stimulate critical thinking while engaging learners through play and shape identification. Each child will create a shape by tracing pattern blocks and will then cut the shape apart and put it back together. When they are finished, they will write a friendly letter describing the shapes they used during the project.
Little ones will absolutely love this lesson. It's all about the beach and what they can find while sifting through the sand. A large bucket of sand filled with hidden items is brought into the classroom. Learners will discuss what kinds of things can be found at the beach and where those things might have come from. Then, they'll explore the sand and sort items based on how they may have gotten there. Super cute and super fun!
Good reading practices can start at any age. Early readers work with the teacher to read a short story about a bear. First, they identify basic text features, such as the title, author, and illustrator. Then, they answer several simple comprehension questions about the main character from the text.
What was the sound that letter made? The letter S is the phoneme of today's lesson plan and it is ready to make an appearance. Little ones discuss the sound S makes, then they hold up S cards every time they hear words containing the initial /s/ phoneme. They also practice their early literacy skills by playing a rhyming game with their peers. This is a very simple lesson plan that introduces a new letter and promotes early literacy skills!
Find the Rhyming Word
When two words have the same rime, it means they both end with the same phonemic blend. Little ones hone their phonics skills as they say and then choose the image/word that rhymes with the one in the first column. They'll match words with the /ip/ ending sound, like lip and ship or flip and skip.