Teaching kindergarten children, I ‘ve been trying to find that delicate balance between keeping the learning FUN enough to engage 5 year olds while keeping it REAL enough to reach them. And (the important thing) getting the learning to stick!
As a former first grade teacher, I began the year knowing what must be mastered in kindergarten to best prepare learners for day one of grade one.
<read with sarcasm and a bit of sadness> “Learning to skip and show & tell are no longer in the curriculum.”
We have a lot of work ahead of us.
We have a lot of ambition inside of us.
We are 5 year-old scholars on a mission to 2024 (and beyond)!
Kindergarten (and technology) have gone far beyond snacks and nap time. I’ve been experimenting with a web 2.0 tool called, storybird. An engaging literacy site certain to spawn the author in all 25 creative minds.
My first production below, wasn’t so creative. I’m still in the learning stage myself. I’m experimenting and I know I will be outdone by our youngest of learners! They always surprise me with their uninhibited working style.
Our classroom will be (literally) crawling with perfectly proud authors. May it always be so!
Visit and create your own story.
Click on ‘GOOD MORNING’
It’s fun; try it!
Create your own and share it here!
- Summer PD: New Teacher Boot Camp Week 3 – Using Storybird | Edutopia (sharingtree.wordpress.com)
- A New Approach to Writing With Storybird (med523summer11.wordpress.com)