Monday, January 24, 2011

Reading Corner

I came across some pictures on my computer, and I wanted to share them with you.  Here are some ideas I use through out the year to make my reading corner more attractive to the kids. 
Read! Read! Read!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Is Wondering...

What is the trick to fitting it a"ALL" in?
Please post your tricks!


Thursday, January 6, 2011


I copied this idea from Mrs. Ramseier (amazing kindergarten teacher) that I work with.  The penguins are life size, and the students think it is so cool to see if they are bigger than the Emperor Penguin.     


The Mitten Big Book

I got this idea from website.  I liked it so much, I wanted to share!  The students will color in the characters and write the sentence on each mitten.  I have copies of the animal characters blown up on my teacher website (  The story will be hung in the classroom for about 2 weeks to read.  Then, I will make it into a big book to take home and read with their family. 


The Mitten

I enjoy reading the story, The Mitten, every year to my students.  The greatest part is acting it out!  In college, I made character headbands and a big mitten the animals (students) could crawl into.  I believe you can print off the character masks on Jan Brett's website.



Reading Corner Fun

An amazing 5th grade teacher and I tried to build an igloo out of a Thomas The Train pop up tent.  In the turned out to be a snowfort that the students could read in.  The students enter from the side and read book with a flashlight.  The fluffy stuff on top of the white a shaving cream and glue mixture.  It feels so cool!

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