Hey everyone! In case you are late to the party, I have been sharing how I run literacy centres in my classroom over the past few weeks. You can find out how I start centres in  this post , how I organize them  over here , and see ALL of the centres I have posted about so far by clicking  here . Also, don't forget that you can access all of the freebies that you see in any of my posts by signing up for my Free French Resource Library - right HERE! One great centre that is easy to set up and maintain without a lot of extra prep is the Read-to-Self centre (Lecture à soi). It can take a lot of modelling and practice up front, but the investment pays off. By taking the time to teach your students that they can ALL already read, you can help your students find joy and success in this centre. Books are magical! One of my favourite sayings is about how there is really no child who actually hates reading - there are just children who haven't yet found the right books. It is our j...
Hey everyone! In case you are late to the party, I have been sharing how I run literacy centres in my classroom over the past few weeks. You can find out how I start centres in  this post , how I organize them  over here , and see ALL of the centres I have posted about so far by clicking  here .  Do you have a pocket chart in your classroom? Are you looking for ideas and/or ways to use it during your literacy centres? Today's post is for you! I am writing all about how I use my pocket chart during centre time. 90% of the time, I use my pocket chart for what I like to call "Phrases fantastiques" . So, most of this post will be about those! At the end, I will share a couple of other ideas that you can incorporate with your pocket chart. Phrases fantastiques are a great way to build your students' vocabulary, work on their one-to-one correspondence, practice sight words, work on correct sentence structure in their second language, encourage them to start...
Hey everyone! In case you are late to the party, I have been sharing how I run literacy centres in my classroom over the past few weeks. You can find out how I start centres in  this post , how I organize them  over here , and see ALL of the centres I have posted about so far by clicking  here .  Today I will be writing about my students' most FAVOURITE centre. You may not have heard of "Écris la salle" (Write the Room) as a centre before, but let me tell you  - it is a HIT! I have run this centre in my classroom for the past four years, and it is always the most popular. I love it, too - it is easy to set up and explain, it keeps my students busy the whole time, and it gets them moving! You can also run it with very  few materials - just a pencil, paper, and clip board for each group member if you want. Here is how to do it! DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT YOUR STUDENTS TO WRITE Sight words? Letters? Student names? Thematic vocabulary? Sons composés? The choice is...
Hi guys! In case you are late to the party, I have been sharing how I run literacy centres in my classroom over the past few weeks. You can find out how I start centres in  this post , how I organize them  over here , and see ALL of the centres I have posted about so far by clicking  here .  Our games centre is another student favourite! When I first started this centre, I really limited myself and was only thinking in the realm of "board games" and puzzles. While those are awesome, kindergarteners are so young, and it was hard to find engaging games that they were able to play independently. Also, board games are EXPENSIVE! Then, I realized that I could make and teach my own games, and/or adapt old favourites (like Go Fish and Memory) to fit my particular group of students. So, while I do still provide my students with some board games throughout the year, generally based on their interests, this post will mainly be about how you can teach your students games that touc...