Friday, March 26, 2010

Building a Community

It is my hope that we begin to share our ideas with each other. Many of you have wonderful ideas that you can contribute. Post your ideas below where it says "comments". They will not be displayed immediately as I edit them first. Unfortunately, people like to spam blogs so this allows me to choose valuable information that will contribute to this blog.

I recently received an e-mail from a member (sorry I accidentally deleted it) about how he /she uses the Smart Board to display the readers. They can be displayed using the notebook software. This allows you to easily highlight and cover words using the toolbar. I will give you the steps I use to transfer the pdf. into notebook.
1. open the pdf.
2. File then press "Print"
3. Scroll down to where it says "print capture". Follow the steps outlined. The reader will be displayed on your Smart Board and transferred into notebook.

Again, I encourage you to contribute your valuable ideas below in the "comments" area.

Preschool and Kindergarten Reading Video

Preschool and Kindergarten Reading Video
Click on the video below to view how interactive readers can be used as an engaging reading experience for Preschool and Kindergarten Reading. How to create another alphabet review game will also be shown and demonstrated.

More ideas for reading strategies can be found in the link below:
Preschool and Kindergarten Reading

Friday, March 12, 2010

Preschool and Kindergarten Worksheets - An Alternative

Personally, I am not found of using worksheets. There are times when they are necessary, however, I find games are far more effective in encouraging more engaging learning opportunities for the children. View the video below on how games can be used for practicing skills.