I love Spring in the Kindergarten classroom. Once we get through the dreary days of March, the fun starts to happen. There is something magical about the eagerness to learn in the spring. The kids have really internalized what it means to be learners. They know how to learn and why learning is never ending.
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Are you ready for a photo-heavy post? Every time my kindergartners build something they are proud of, they ask me to take a picture. I live with my camera around my neck and I’m always trying to document the discoveries and creations of my students. Sometimes I print 5×7’s of the photos and ask them
There’s something magical that happens in January in Kindergarten. All of a sudden, kids start reading and writing all the time. They finally realize that they CAN do it! This is the time of year when we really start working on learning our sight words and we give kids as much time as possible to
I’m gearing up to do a Book Study with some parents in my kindergarten class, using the Playful Learning book. I started thinking about how this book, by Mariah Bruehl, and the e-courses she has hosted have introduced me to new ideas and opened my eyes to a whole new approach to teaching and learning. I
When teachers are asked to present work samples of their kids’ writing, we cringe a bit. We feel like we will be judged on our teaching ability based on the work the children are able to produce. I’m here to reassure you that, at the beginning of kindergarten, kids are at different levels and THAT