Literacy “Work” Happens

This is a list of indicators from the Arkansas Kindergarten Readiness scale under the literacy section.   Emergent Literacy Engagement in Literacy Experiences and Understanding of Books and Stories G […]

What Do You Think ?

In our setting we spend a lot of time asking ” what do you think ?”   Asking questions ( especially open ended questions ) gives children the opportunity to […]

Literacy in Action

Earlier in the week we talked about books . We talked about the beginning and end and characters and authors and illustrators.  Today we worked together to write our own […]


Part of gaining readiness skills for literacy and reading is know how to treat a book . We model frequently how to hold the book and turn the pages.  We […]

Literacy ?

If you keep up with Arkansas’ governor at all you know he is making a huge push for literacy.   He wants to see all children at grade level reading […]

Thanksgiving BINGO

Today we played a BINGO game.  This is a great way to play with letters and their sounds.  As I call the letter I make the sound of the letter. […]

Friday Eve

These last few weeks of school either fly by or drag  on forever. The end of our school year has seemed to do both if that is possible.  As I […]

EGGGGG-citing Day !

It was a good day.  It was a busy day .. but good Vallie’s mom  came and made edible playdoh from peeps, coconut oil and powered sugar. It was beautiful […]

Its a Jungle Out There

When the kids came in this morning they saw pieces of a jungle all over the room . They saw palm trees hanging from the ceiling. They saw monkeys hanging […]

Arkansas Children’s Week 2012

This week is Arkansas Children’s Week. The Theme is ” Meet me Under the Story telling Tree .”  I love children’s stories and we will have a great time this […]