Are old fashioned blocks boring or beneficial? With all of the technology children have access to today, sometimes blocks can seem, well, boring. However, don’t underestimate this age-old toy. Blocks remain one of the most important toys for children to use in order to develop critical skills for school and for life. Through block play, […]
About Anne Marie Margaritondo
Anne Marie has over 20 consecutive years teaching, all subject areas, to 1st and 2nd graders in Brighton, MI. She also taught one semester at Michigan State’s Pre-School Lab for Children-birth to 9 years of age, while obtaining an Early Childhood Specialist endorsement within her graduate studies. She also has her ESL endorsement and Master’s degree.
Anne Marie is passionate about studying new research and obtaining materials that will enable her to help students become more successful in all areas of literacy. She loves cooking, boating and travel with her husband and sons, but best of all…she loves teaching!
Phonics involves seeing letters individually and connecting each one to a specific sound. Letters are broken down into consonants and vowels. Vowels are broken down into long and short sounds and words are taught by beginning and ending sounds. The order in which letters are taught is in conjunction with typical child development. What is Phonemic […]