Author Archives: Heidi

Sticky Note Collage

[Source: Brick by Brick] Making a collage is a standard type of activity in preschool and kindergarten rooms. Assembling a lot of different materials to create a larger visual item is a time-honored art form. In fact it is so … Continue reading


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Literacy Corner: How to Teach Fluency So That It Takes

[Source: Reading Rockets] by Timothy Shanahan Teacher question I have a question regarding my school’s reading program. My question today is about the reading portion of our literacy block and most specifically the partner reading and independent reading. I’m finding … Continue reading


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Book Review: Poetry For Kids Who Are ‘Just No Good At Rhyming’

[Source: NPR.org] Some people have an aversion to poetry. They think it’s got rules. You know, like, it’s got to rhyme. Moon, June, croon a tune to a raccoon and an old spittoon. Blah, blah, blah. Chris Harris, who’s never … Continue reading


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Head Start May Offer Next-Generation Benefits, Researchers Say

[Source:  Education Week] A new study now awaiting publication says the benefits of Head Start extend well beyond the children enrolled in the federal early-childhood program. The researchers say they have found a connection between students’ participation in Head Start and positive … Continue reading


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UK Study: Nearly 1 in 4 Girls Depressed at Age 14

[Source:  Psych Central] A large study on more than 10,000 children born in 2000-01 reveals a significant rate of depression among teen girls and boys. Researchers from the University of Liverpool and University College London analyzed responses from the Millennium Cohort Study and discovered a … Continue reading


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