Illinois State Board of Education has issued an update for Transition Practices Alignment: Evidence-Based Practices, Tools and Resources, and Lesson Plans. Pinned by SOS Inc. Resources. Follow all our boards at http://pinterest.com/sostherapy for therapy resources.
This looks like such a neat phonics program. It uses hand movements and a little saying for memorizing the letters. Most of all, it uses cute little pictures of the animals made to look like animals and then transitions them to the letters themselves. I think we will use this when the time comes.
Circle Time Activities in the Montessori Classroom: Circle time isn't just for attendance. Sometimes, when the work cycle becomes disrupted, I will gather the children to circle to "re-center" ourselves. Circle time is a place to regroup and reconnect. Some of my students have even said that circle time is their favorite time of the day.