Free Printable Friday – The Letter C with Cathy Cook!

FreePrintable! (2)

It’s Frog Street’s Free Printable Friday!  Each Friday, we will upload a grouping of some of our Frog Street Favorites for you to print and use in your classroom, at home with your kids or in your childcare center.

This week’s Free Printable will feature the Letter C!  With this download you will receive the following:

· Cathy Cook’s Cupcake Game

· Cathy Cook Color Page

· Copy Cat Game Page

· Candy Corn C Activity Page

· Cathy Cook’s Cat Calico Activity Page

and a few more…

 Cathy Cook Color Page      Candy Corn C

Have fun exploring the letter C with Cathy Cook.

We would love to know what you think and how you’ve utilized these tools.  Share with us using the #FSBestIdeas hashtag.

Happy Free Printable Friday!

*If you liked these pages and are wanting more please visit www.frogstreet.com and check out more Frog Street Favorites.  Today’s printables come directly from Frog Street’s Best Ideas from A to Z ebook

 

Free Printable Friday

FreePrintable!

It’s Frog Street’s Free Printable Friday!  Each Friday, we will upload a grouping of some of our Frog Street Favorites for you to print and use in your classroom, at home with your kids or in your childcare center.

This week’s Free Printable will feature the Letter B!  With this download you will receive the following:

· Benjamin Bunny color by letter page

· Baby Book Craft

· Bubble Recipe

· B b Tracing/Color Page

· Balloon Bunny Craft

Benjamin Bunny  Color Page      Button Bb's

Have fun exploring the letter B with Benjamin Bunny.

We would love to know what you think and how you’ve utilized these tools.  Share with us using the #FSBestIdeas hashtag.

Happy Free Printable Friday!

*If you liked these pages and are wanting more please visit www.frogstreet.com and check out more Frog Street Favorites.  Today’s printables come directly from Frog Street’s Best Ideas from A to Z ebook

 

Frog Street’s Free Printable Friday!

FreePrintable!

It’s Friday and because we think you, yes YOU, are an extraordinary teacher, we are launching a new weekly blog post!  Frog Street’s Free Printable Friday starts today!  Each Friday, we will upload a grouping of some of our Frog Street Favorites for you to print and use in your classroom, at home with your kids or in your childcare center.

Our first Free Printable will feature one of our most beloved characters, Apple Annie!  With this download you will receive the following:
Apple Annie

· Apple Annie color by letter page

· Apple eyeglasses craft page

· All About Me book idea and pages

· Apple Annie’s friend Alvin Alligator craft

Apple Annie Color Page Apple Annie writing page Apple Glasses

Have fun exploring the letter A with Apple Annie.

We would love to know what you think and how you’ve utilized these tools.  Share with us using the #FSBestIdeas hashtag.

Happy Free Printable Friday!

*If you liked these pages and are wanting more please visit www.frogstreet.com and check out more Frog Street Favorites.  Today’s printables come directly from Frog Street’s Best Ideas from A to Z ebook

 

SPLASH Early Childhood Educational Conference 2015 Review

Frog Street Splash 2015: The Happiest Conference

The 2015 SPLASH Early Childhood Conference was over-the-top—the big top that is. Teachers from around the globe attended this conference to learn about how to improve children’s education. From the keynote speakers’ sessions to the breakout sessions, teachers and administrators were learning, connecting, and having fun.

Frog Street Splash 2015

SPLASH 2015 was

  • Motivational
  • Inspirational
  • Exciting and
  • Educational

As we begin the school year and reminisce about SPLASH, here are seven take-aways that you can keep with you all year long.

#1 Learning doesn’t have to be expensive.
Simple items from the dollar store can be used to create activities that will promote alphabet fluency. Hair gel, tin cans, and construction paper can be transformed into powerful tools for learning. — Vanessa at Pre-K Pages www.pre-kpages.com

#2 Take a close look at your reading and writing centers.
Make sure that there is not only a variety of reading and writing materials available to students, but that they are displayed in an organized fashion that is easily accessible to young children.

  • Face books forward in baskets or forward-facing shelves.
  • Include books on tape, magazines, restaurant menus, interactive books, and other reading materials.
  • Provide a variety of materials to write with (pens, pencils, crayons, paint) and write on (mini-books, notebooks, paper).
  • Use labels with pictures and words for strorage.
  • Teach children how to use and care for the centers.

#3 Connect with other professionals and TRY what’s working in their classrooms.
At SPLASH, teachers gathered in huddles, mapping out thematic units and bouncing ideas off each other. Ideas were shared and notes were taken. Much of teaching is connecting with your teammates. They are some of the best resources on the planet. Schedule team meetings routinely throughout the school year and share best practice ideas.

“After hearing a lot of ‘teacher talk’ about sensory tables, I decided it was time to give this area a little boost.” – Laral at Little Miss Kindergarten

#4 Science can be FUN and EASY to do with young learners.
SPLASH conference participants explored the importance of science in the early childhood classroom. It is an important part of early childhood academics, and teachers should make a plan designed to bring more science fun and learning into their classrooms.

With just a few simple items, science was made magical and even had attendees discovering how to make it work. From completing circuits to creating chemical reactions there are so many small but meaningful ways to explore science with young children and spark a lifelong interest. — Kim at The Educators’ Spin On It

#5 Make family connections a priority.
Many education teams were talking at SPLASH 2015 about how hard it is to reach and connect with the parents and caregivers of their students. Developing family connections is a huge part of early childhood success. Teachers and administrators are going beyond the traditional weekly newsletter to reach families.

They are using

  • Weekly e-mails
  • Apps and programs such as Life Cubby
  • Private Facebook groups
  • Classroom blogs
  • Text messages

#6 Find ways to reach challenging children in a way that builds trust and connections.
Use Conscious Discipline® strategies such as Safe Place and Calming Strategies to help create a calm and caring classroom. Select a curriculum that integrates social and emotional connections into the curricula.

PSST! FROG STREET CURRICULA integrates Conscious Discipline® strategies throughout the Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Curricula.

#7 Be Engaged
Children today are facing different challenges and have fewer people to turn to. They NEED teachers in their lives. You are one of the trusted adults in a young child’s life. Your smile, your engagement, your concern—all are key to providing a solid early childhood education. Keynote speaker Laura Bush encouraged teachers to make connections with children.

“Laura Bush inspired me to look past the academics and remember these kids are people who needed to be treated with respect and love.” — Simply Kinder

Frog  Street  SPLASH Conference 2016

Frog Street SPLASH Early Childhood Education Conference is “the ‘Happiest Conference’ in the nation! No matter which direction one looks at this conference you will see huge smiles. Not only do you come away with tons of educational information, you come home so [inspired and] happy because it is simply a blast! Thank you Frog Street for doing what you do best . . . educating teachers and re-energizing us with your dynamic conference.” – Chris via Facebook

We can’t wait to see you next year for SPLASH 2016 for a tropical theme!