At the beginning of kindergarten, I usually start kids off with blank paper, so they can explore. I let them play around with crayons, markers, and colored pencils. Some kids have lots of experience with these materials, while they are new to others. One tool I love to introduce is Rock Crayons. They are the
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After school was out for the Summer, I received an email from a parent. She was hoping to get some handwriting ideas for her future first grader, since they had decided that improving handwriting would make a goal for the Summer. I was on vacation at the time, but my mind started racing with ideas.
It’s been quite a week around here. We broke a snow record that was set over a hundred years ago. I keep telling my kids to really enjoy this because they may never see snow like this, in our area, again in their lifetimes. I absolutely LOVE a good snow day. I know, as a
I hit the local pumpkin stand on the way home from work the other day, and I picked up a variety of gourds and pumpkins for the classroom. We’ve been looking at books and exploring the different varieties. There is a great pumpkin painting lesson on Deep Space Sparkle that I absolutely love. This year,
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.