Category Archives: kindergarten
“In order for children to learn, they need to be able to pay attention. In order to pay attention, we need to let them move.” …read the rest of the story here.
Eating lunch with our kindergarten class is the highlight of my day. 26 lively conversationalist all sharing 26 different stories, usually at the same time with the same high-pitched, I-can-talk-louder-than-you-can cafeteria voice. Their voices cover a variety of tones and questions: 1.”Mrs. MacPherson, Mrs. … Continue reading
A classic ‘How To’ book for teachers, The First Days of School, is the book I refer to as my classroom compass. The author, Harry Wong, stresses the value in teaching and modeling routines and procedures from day one (and day two, and day … Continue reading
I was in 4th grade when I was assigned my first male teacher, who shall remain nameless, Mr Northwood. It wasn’t my best year; I earned a “D” in science and I credited him for the unfair grade. He was … Continue reading
It’s a snow day in upstate NY; I’m still I my jammies. The Today show, Pinterest, and FB keep me company this morning. Yes, I enjoy this bonus day at home. Yes, I miss those 5-yr old coworkers… especially on a cold winter morning. … Continue reading
Teacher rule #1. Do not eat the birthday cupcakes. Teacher rule #2. There are some days when an exception to that rule must be made. Today was that day. Picture it >>>> Kindergarten; circa 3:15 on a Friday afternoon after a week of indoor … Continue reading
And the Fury | Misadventures of a Modern Mommy.
“If kids come to us [educators/teachers] from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.” – Barbara Colorose