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.
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
I started this blog 7 years ago, when my kids were little and I wanted to help other families see that learning happens through experiences kids have every single day. Even little tasks, like helping with dinner, become experiences kids can draw upon as they are reading or writing. My kids were just babies when
In my opinion, The Sunflower House is a classic. We read this book in my kindergarten classroom each year and the kids are always thrilled with the treasures I bring in for them to explore. My cousin is a farmer in Eastern Washington and was able to grow sunflowers this year. I’m hoping
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