I’ve always been an animal lover. I was that little girl who brought home stray cat after stray cat. My mom still reminds me of the day that I stood on the front porch and cried, “Her bones are sticking out! Can we keep her?” As an adult, I still have animals around my house
Category Archives: Experiences
I love using the five senses as a springboard for writing in the classroom. When a child writes a simple sentence about how much they like ice cream, the five senses are a natural way to invite the writer to tell you more. We talk about the flavors and how it feels on your tongue
Our experiences contribute to our literacy lives in a big way. Every little activity that we participate in is filed away in our brains until there comes a time when we need it. Early childhood is such a fun and magical time to help kids see HOW these little experiences connect to their literacy lives.
Fall is in full swing and the leaves are showing off a bit. I really love the beautiful leaves… but who doesn’t? Driving through the mountains this weekend reminded me that it’s time to start leaf collecting. I use leaves all over my house for decoration, but I also use them in the classroom for
For the past few weeks, the students in our school have been working on their Brainworks projects. Brainworks was created many years ago by one of our teachers who wanted to develop a way for students to show their learning by demonstrating through a project that is based on the way their brain works. We