Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew Tip # 17 One, Two, Three...

Counting seems like such an easy skill, but it's a little challenging for some of our little ones.  If you engage them in counting throughout the day, they won't even notice that they're practicing this important skill.  First count to 5, then 10, 20, and 30.  Eventually, your child will be counting all the way up to 100!  Good luck with those numbers!

Tip #17: One, Two, Three

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew Tip # 16 Lowercase Letters

Personally, I prefer to teach lowercase letters first, except for the first letter of their name.  Since 90% of text is written in lowercase, it makes sense to learn the lowercase letters first.  Experts do say, though, that writing uppercase letters is easier on little fingers.

Tip #16: Lowercase Letters

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew Tip # 15 Letter Sounds

When a child learns to read, they need to know the letter sounds, not the letter names.  When teaching the letter names, we should be teaching the sounds as well.  The letter sounds are just as important, if not more, than the letter names.

Tip #15: Letter Sounds

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew Tip # 14 Don't Teach Letters in Alphabetical Order

The best approach for teaching the letters of the alphabet is to teach them in a sequence that will allow children to read or make new words with letters that they already know.  Of course, always start with the first letter of their name.  You can also teach the letters in their name first before beginning a sequence from below.

Tip #14: Don't Teach Letters in Alphabetical Order

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew Tip # 13 Handedness

When a child is born, they are born ambidextrous.  With time, they will show preference towards one hand.  There is no such thing as a correct or wrong hand to write with.  Whichever one they choose is okay!

Tip #13: Handedness

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew Tip # 12 Correct Pencil Grip

Correct pencil grip is one of the most important skills you can easily teach your child at home.  Your child's teacher will be forever grateful if you teach them the correct pencil grip.  Your child will never have to know the frustration of learning a new pencil grip, if they learn it right the first time.

Tip #12: Correct Pencil Grip

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Teacher's Lunch Break Saturday Specials

Everyone loves discounts!  I know I do!  So, I'm beginning a new Saturday Special!  Every Saturday, from now until the end of the school year (May), I will be choosing an item in my store and discount at 75% off!  That is an amazing deal!

With this Special, I hope to help you and you help me.  We can also help your friends if you share on Facebook and social media.

I will appreciate it if you leave me some honest feedback as well. It's a win-win because after providing feedback, you will earn TPT credits for other purchases made on TpT.

Here's the catch though....you will need to follow me on social media or just remember to check on Saturdays because some products may be on sale for a couple days, a whole week or maybe for just that Saturday,

Now for our first Teacher's Lunch Break Saturday Special.....(drum roll)....Cinco de mayo!

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