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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Preschool -Summer Book Pics recommended by Really Good Stuff

10 Summer Books for Preschoolers:

  1. We Like Vegetables by Tess Samson
Introducing sight words and picture words, We Like Vegetables, engages early learners through brightly colored photography and comprehension activities. Repetitive words and illustrations in this book help children to become more fluent and confident in their reading skills, while educating them about delicious vegetables.

  1. Beach Day by Karen Roosa
Playful illustrations make this picture book a favorite for children. Rhyming text keeps early learners interested and engaged as they enjoy a perfect day at the beach building sandcastles and skiing on the water. What a great way to present a day trip to the beach!

  1. At the Shore by Tammy Jones
Make discoveries at the shore with this interactive sight book. With picture words like clam, crab, and starfish, early learners may want to partake in a real life scavenger hunt. Finding these common beach critters can bring this book to life!

  1. The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
Turning a struggling garden into beautiful green landscape is the core of this illustrated book. It introduces environmental awareness to preschoolers and may inspire children turn to make changes in their own neighborhood. A wonderful story of how a little bit of love can make the world beautiful.

  1. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault
This rhyming book about the letters of the alphabet is sure to attract the minds of young learners. The curiosity of the lowercase letters gets them into a dilemma until the uppercase letters come to the rescue. Through colorful pictures and simple narration, learning the alphabet is as easy as ABC.

  1. The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
Watermelon is the favorite food of this silly crocodile; until, one day, he swallows a seed.   Terrified of what the seed will do to him, the crocodile struggles to not eat watermelon ever again. Early childhood learners will be captivated by the playful illustrations and humorous storyline of this fun summer read.

  1. Bathtime for Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Trying to get Biscuit the pup clean proves to be a challenging task as he avoids bath time at all costs. With simple vocabulary and funny pictures, this book will help children build their confidence as readers. Take preschoolers on many adventures with Biscuit in the Biscuit series.

  1. Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin
Telling the daily tales of a small worm living in a big world, this book is a must have for early childhood learners. Describing the ups and downs of being a worm, such as having no arms or being able to eat their homework, readers will enjoy seeing life from a worms’ perspective.

  1. Nest by Jorey Hurley
Discover the natural world through a story about a robin’s first year of life. Experience the different seasons and what they bring from spring flower buds to winters naked branches. Enjoy the companionship of father robin and comfort that family brings in hard times. Celebrate life and the beauty of nature in this heartwarming illustration book.

  1. Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson
Help an apple tree change with the seasons. As early learners shake it, tap it, and jiggle it, the magical world of Mother Nature comes to life. The interactive concept of this book engages children in the natural life cycle process and keeps them interested through movement and color. Preschoolers won’t be able to get enough!

Teacher Pay Teacher Educational Games Now Available

Hi there Friends!

I have many games and activities on my Teacher Pay Teacher store that are always available. I now have many of those available in hard copy. They are printed in color on tag board and are ready to be laminated. Quick, easy and affordable.If you are interested in literacy or math check them out on my TpT store and contact me for the premade copies.

Vicky
bowmanavickyl@yahoo.com

Sunday, April 17, 2016

CVC Rhyming Frog Match Card Game

Hey Friends!

I just posted this set of 126 CVC/Word Family Word Cards that have a Spring Theme of frogs & dragonflies. Students will need to match a frog word card with a rhyming dragonfly card. This card game is  on Teacher Pay Teachers. You can also order a hard copy from me, it will come in a book form, on card stock and colored.
It is perfect to use in Literacy Centers, partner work, individual play and perfect for Formative Assessment.
* Below is just a sample of the cards that is in the set.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Kindergarten Literacy Packet and Home Connections

Hi Friends!

I just posted a 40 page Kindergarten Literacy and Home Connection Packet on Teacher pay Teacher for $4.95. The skills that are focused on are:

Rhyming
Handwriting
Letter ID
Color ID
Sight Words
CVC Words



Visit my TPT Store for Math & Literacy K-2 Games & Activities!

Vicky Bowman

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

MIAEYC 2016 Conference Update

The MIAEYC Conference was last weekend and it was AWESOME!

Hundreds of Early Childhood Educators came to attend Workshops, Keynotes, Learning Fairs and make purchases at the Marketplace,'

I had the privilege of meeting and chatting with men & women who attended my sessions and Leaning Fairs. Amy Posey & Kathy Sweet came along to help and share their expertise. I certainly couldn't have managed without their help.

Visit my TpT Store for some great FREE downloads as well as many math & literacy games and activities for Early Childhood.

You man contact me at bowmanvickyl@yahoo.com

Vicky

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

K-2 Teacher Workshop November 16th

Hello Friends & Colleagues!


I will be hosting a K-2 Teacher Workshop on 11/16/15 from 3:30-4:30 in my classroom RM 8 at Norman Elementary.
Our focus will be Formative Assessment, Conferring, Small Groups and using Data.

Our Agenda is as follows:

Tracy K. shared tidbits from the class she is taking along with this video
http://writestepswriting.com


Watch a video about conferring in Reading Workshop
*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTgk89dhX1g


What a video from Dylan Wiliams discussing Peer Assessment...connecting that with our Writing Workshop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P7VQxPqqTQ

Teacher Share:

Stacy G--Kindergarten
Tracy K--1st Grade
Lauren--1st Grade
Tracy K--2nd Grade

Collecting & Using Data to Drive Instruction: Tidbits from Vicky

Review and Looking Ahead...

Thanks for contributing and attending !
Vicky

Stacy presenting a great idea on how to collect data as she confers with students.



***Here is Lauren's (1st grade student teacher) Video--she shared a great Turkey Math Center Activity that can be used as a formative assessment. Great job Lauren, you are going to make a TERRIFIC Teacher!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=set7doQyLfw


Recommended Books for further exploration on Formative Assessment...


 




Monday, October 5, 2015

Pics From K-2 Teacher Workshop

Ronnette sharing Formative Assessment Ideas


Stacy, April C, April M & Tracy trying a hands-on shaving cream activity that they can use in small groups.

1st & 2nd Grade Team participating in hands-on fun.

Kylene & April C., shared a great Jel Bag idea for small group formative assessment. Take 2 cups of hair jel and add a bit of paint for color and using q-tip for writing.

Group discussion & sharing


Thirteen of us spent an hour after school tonight watching videos, participating in hand-on activities and networking (...chocolate & door prizes too!). The group overwhelmingly voted to continue these Workshops through the year so the next one will be held in November.
Until next time...
Vicky