You guys, I don’t mean to brag here, but I’m kind of a YouTube star. Over the past few weeks, in quarantine. I’ve been quarenteaching. Most of my teacher-friends and I were in the same boat. We knew nothing about teaching children online, making videos, using editing software, Zoom, or online platforms to deliver content.
I’m not going to lie. I’ve a bit obsessed with early childhood education that is inspired by Reggio Emilia, Italy. This obsession has gone on for about the last 10-12 years. I’ve read books, taken classes, discovered blogs, and even had the chance to teach an online course based on Reggio Inspired early childhood education.
This week’s YouTube video was really fun to make. I am taking you on a tour of my yard and garden. I’m showing you around because I want the kids to go out into their yards and look at things with a writer’s eye. We are focused on nonfiction writing this week and I’m asking
I’m very excited this week. I love introducing new types of writing. Teaching writing to young kids actually makes me giddy. I know, total nerd. In my classroom, I usually introduce list writing by reading a couple of my favorite books about lists, Oliver’s Must Do List and Wallace’s List. We talk about different reasons
It’s kind of crazy to think that I’m an online kindergarten teacher. My home office is set up on my kitchen table. Steve the stinkbug and Peanut the turtle are both home from school with me and I have added our usual springtime creatures to the mix. I ordered some caterpillars and made a little