As a kindergarten teacher, I’m in the middle of our BIG push to have students learn all of their letters and letter sounds. Our goal is to have kids master these by Christmas Break, but as we all know, some kids will take longer than others to have these down. With Christmas right around the
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