The Little Red Hen

Hello PKP fans,

As the school year continues to develop, we are incorporating more and more hands-on activities for our students. This time we explored The Little Red Hen with a variety of activities, and a cute craftivity!

After we read the story, we ALL wanted to try some of the delicious bread the Little Red Hen had made. We got the chance to see the process of the wheat, the flour, and finally the bread! We used our senses to explore further what the Little Red went through to be able to make her delicious bread.

The next day we cut a paper into the shape of Little Red. We also retold the story using the sentence frames: the End. 

These were some of the hens we made. 
We took dictation of what the students had to say about the story.

Keep learning,


Compound Words

Hello there!

Each day my students show interest in reading (older threes and four year-olds!). The always ask for beginning sounds and some of them have started inventive spelling while they draw and write on their own.

I introduced compound words to continue fostering their curiosity and they loved it! Now any word they hear they want to do hands-motions I taught them to separate into two different words :)

Here are my kiddos in action! We used my newest Compound Words product to practice this skill.

The students will first foo hand motion 
(repeat each word using each hand - moving closer and closer. 
Once the hands are together they discover the new word).
They proceed to open the foldable and draw a picture of the new word.

This product provides 25 different compound words foldable for different level students.

Keep learning!


Importance of Classroom Newsletter

Hello there,

After discussing about classroom newsletters with fellow teachers - on my district and through social media - I've decided to offer my two cents about it.....and here I go!

The main purpose of a classroom newsletter is to maintain parents and caregivers informed of the classroom happenings, and having them involved in their children's education.

I personally love newsletters and the channel of communication it opens between home and school. Classroom newsletters can be as fancy or as simple as you'd like. The important part is that the information posted on it is clear, specific, and easy to read. t also must provide a valuable insight of what the students have learned and will be learning.

In my weekly newsletters I include curriculum information - specifically math, and language and literacy. I also include my contact information, a home connection project (once a month), and any other important information for the upcoming week.

Teachers should also consider the students' home language when writing a newsletter to send home. In my case, 95% of my students' home language is Spanish - therefore I send home my weekly newsletter in Spanish as well.

This is my English version of the newsletter that my families received this past week.
The responses have been very positive. The families enjoy it and look forward to learn more about our days.

In case you decide to give it a try or if you're looking for an editable format for  classroom newsletters home, grab this weekend FREEBIE!

Keep learning!