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Kathy Hart, Ph.D.
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Teaching Your ELLs: Cognates and Beginning Phonics
As we discussed last week, it is not necessary to know how to speak a second (or third!) language to teach English Language Learners (ELLs). Using 'best practices' of teaching will help you guide your young learners. For many of these ideas, please see last...
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Best Practices for All Children!
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often from teachers that they are ill-equipped to teach English language
learners (ELLs). One of the reasons given is their inability to speak another
language. While this is helpful, it is not required to be a successful teacher
of ELLs. When teaching y...
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Healthy Treats for the 4th!
We hope you enjoy the holiday! Please consider involving your child in the preparation of snacks. See our post at this link - Healthy Holiday Treats . See you next week!
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Hide and Seek: Spotting Animals
As we continue our love of the great outdoors this summer, we wanted to draw your attention to helping children become nature observers. Be sure to point out the ways animals hide or camouflage themselves. Ask children to think and explain why this is impor...
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Looking and Questioning When Outdoors
Walks anywhere can be fun for classrooms, summer camps, and families. When you have a chance to walk in a park or along a woodsy pathway, you can encourage thoughtfulness about nature with children. What may seem like a simple sight to you, can provoke age-...
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Wonderful Wildflowers Provide Sequencing Lessons!
There are so many wonderful opportunities that nature gives us. A bonus is that not only do our children develop an appreciation for our Planet but all of this is free educational material! We recently took a close look at the wild environment around us and...
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Eco-Systems for Pre-Schoolers
How can we teach our young children to appreciate and respect the way in which ecosystems work?  One of the fun and meaningful ways we found is a fish tank that shows the interdependence of plants and fish. Take a look at this child's betta tank -  This was...
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Colorful Words
We like to encourage the use of interesting (colorful) words. This helps children expand their vocabulary. Research tells us that most students (not just young children!) learn more new words from reading books or having books read to them than through expl...
Colorful Words
Colorful Words
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BIG Numbers!
Have you noticed that children love counting? They especially love large numbers. Talking in terms of hundreds of something is a normal part of a young child's speech. You can help children better understand the meaning of one hundred and the progression (s...
BIG Numbers!
BIG Numbers!
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But My Child JUST Memorized That Book!
So many times we hear family members say that a child is not reading
because the child has memorized a book. You may see this in your
classroom or center as children pick up a much-loved book again and
again. Take a look at the video below. What looks fa...
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