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

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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