I found out the best news last week! You know when you work so hard for something and you want it so badly...well, my hard work paid off! I logged in to my account to this message...
Ecstatic is an understatement! I wasn't expecting to certify my first time but I am so glad that I did. I have my portfolio tucked away and won't have to look at it for a long, long time :) I learned so much about my practice and have become an even more reflective teacher due to the process. I encourage any teacher to pursue National Board Certification, the hard is so worth it!
I always want to tell you about something that has been a total game-changer in my classroom. As early childhood teachers we have SO much to teach...foundational literacy and numeracy, vocabulary acquisition, oral language development, social emotional skills..so much that it can be overwhelming! Most of my students entered my classroom knowing zero letters or numbers, didn't know colors, and couldn't recognize their own names. I sure had my work cut out for me! At our school we follow a Letter of the Week curriculum and for the first few weeks our mastery for the letter was around 80%...pretty good but I wanted 100%! I wanted to give my students more exposure to letters in an interactive way. Thus, my Interactive Alphabet was born. I started just making them for my classroom use but once I saw how effective it was for my students, I just had to share! Each letter has an interactive book and an 8-10 minute audio file. Students just follow along with me as we learn all about the alphabet! Since implementing this Interactive Alphabet Listening Center we have been at a solid 100% mastery for the letter of the week! I have the Letter Aa Interactive Book for FREE in my TpT shop so you can check it out and see if you like it. Click the image below to check it out on TpT :)
You can purchase each letter individually for $3 or you can save over 25% and buy the bundle! The bundle includes nearly 4 hours of audio by yours truly and an interactive book for each letter. I think that's quite a steal! I would love to give the bundle away to one of you! a Rafflecopter giveaway Don't forget about the TpT Cyber Monday and Tuesday sale! Enter the code "cyber" at checkout and get up to 28% off your purchase! My entire store is 20% off so start filling up your cart :)