↓ Ms. Christina, Storytime Solidarity Director of Music and Media, shares best practices for St. Patrick’s Day programming in your libraries and classrooms. Let’s leave stereotypes and shallow symbols behind! ↓
The holidays are a delicate time for early childhood educators. In North America, December is dominated by Christmas, and yet it’s our job to make every child feel included in our spaces. That’s why I’m so excited to have contributed to this Storytime Solidarity article for keeping the holidays festive, educational, and inclusive for all!
In her third year of teaching early literacy and language on Outschool, Ms. Christina achieves ACE Educator status.
ACE stands for the three pillars of:
ACE is how Outschool defines outstanding learning experiences.
ACE Educators engage in professional learning opportunities, maintain a high star rating, and demonstrate excellent customer service. ACE Educators also have knowledge and expertise in creating empowering, inclusive online classes.
A hands-on action rhyme for demonstrating how to handle a book and identify its parts.
Here’s a lovely book of mine, Here’s the cover, here’s the spine. Here’s some info that is vital: Author, illustrator, title. Open it just like a door, Turn the pages to explore. When you’re finished, say, “The End,” And then you close it up again.
Skills and Benefits:
Vocabulary, phonological awareness, handling a book, identifying parts of a book.