Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Early Childhood Literacy

Kindergarten teacher, Clara, and Pre-K teacher, Evelyn, led an interactive workshop on supporting our youngest students as readers and writers.

During this 90 minute workshops, parents were invited to:

  1. Look at writing samples from Pre-K through 1st grade
  2. Look at samples of "just right" reading books for kindertarten
  3. Talk to Evelyn (PreK) and Clara (K) about literacy development and how to support young children's literacy development at home
  4. Listen to the book The Snowy Day read aloud and see how teachers interact with kids as they read
  5. Participate in interactive literacy centers based on the books
    1. Winter Cafe - write a menu for Peter and his friends. Make things for the cafe, then label them with names and prices
    2. Write in the snow - use salt trays for writing words, letters, and names
    3. Story extension - write your own snowy story
    4. Rhyming bingo - find words on your bingo card that rhyme with each word
    5. Reading center - enjoy books from classrooms, including other books by Ezra Jack Keats
Handouts and materials will be posted soon!