This was the area in my yard which housed the strawberry plants. I think I should have just called them plants, because they never actually produced strawberries. It’s a fairly sunny spot, but just not sunny enough for berries. On Friday I dug up all of the strawberry plants to make room for something new.
I’m a kindergarten teacher and the mother of a kindergartener. I’m always on the look out for books my kids can read independently. It’s not easy finding great books that 5 and 6 year olds can read. We tried the BOB books, but my daughter thought they were boring. I have to admit, I think
I can’t say I call myself an author, but I’ve written a book! Well, not a real book. It’s an e-book. Ok, actually it’s more like an e-booklet. It’s short, sweet, and to the point. You see, I’m a kindergarten teacher with a love of teaching literacy and early childhood. When I sent my son
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
About eight years ago, our standards for reading fluency increased. I was teaching second grade at the time. By the end of second grade, students were expected to read 50 words correct per minute. That changed when the state of Washington decided to raise the standard to 100 words correct per minute. Wow! That’s a