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.
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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 little over 8 years ago I decided to live like a writer. I had a passion for teaching young writers in the classroom and I was constantly encouraging them to live like writers, but I didn’t actually spend much time writing for myself. I decided it was time to walk the walk AND talk
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
Sight words are a big deal in kindergarten these days! It’s Spring and we’re trying to master our ever-growing list of words and make it to Reading Level D by the end of the year. I try to find a variety of ways to practice reading and writing our sight words in the classroom. We