Every week we focus on a story, reading it each day and responding in a different way. We have worked on prediction, visualization, story retell, inferring, making connections, and giving our opinion. I love seeing the different responses. And sometimes we get to do fun activities like painting our own dots like Vashti in "The… Continue reading Reading Journals
Summer has flown by and it's already time for a new school year! I've spent the last week or so setting my room up. At the end of last year we had to clear our walls and I always try to put away as much as I can so I came in at the end… Continue reading Classroom Tour 2018!
We love having choices for seats when we work. While I still assign students a specific table spot to start the day and return to whenever it's time to start working, they have many options for seats at that spot, and have options to move around the room. While we have many options being used… Continue reading Flexible Seating
Kindergarten is full of firsts, especially in the beginning of the year as we learn how to use new materials, play new games, or do new activities. This week we had several firsts. We have our first readers! Once students can read at least 50 sight words, they are able to go to the school… Continue reading Firsts!
It's been a busy two weeks of learning new activities, routines, and games. We are having fun! As mart of our math routines, we've been working in partners to do a quick activity or game before we start the math lesson. So far we have practiced sorting objects and shapes, putting numbers in order, and… Continue reading Partner Work, Centers, and STEM Bins. Oh My!
What an amazing event! While we weren't in the path of totality, it was still such an awesome thing to see in the sky this morning. I am so glad I could share it with my students today. Some schools around the country closed or didn't allow students outside at all, and others had the… Continue reading Solar Eclipse 2017!
The first days of kindergarten are a whirlwind! Learning names, learning rules, setting routines... it goes by in a flash. Our week started with a meet and greet on Monday and our first real school day on Wednesday. But I have to say our first few days together have been wonderful. No crying, no running, no… Continue reading Our First Week of School!
Kindergarten isn't what it used to be! By the end of the year students will be reading on their own and doing addition and subtraction problems. While we still make plenty of time for fun and exploration, we do work hard and learn a lot. Throughout the school year there will be lots of opportunities… Continue reading Getting Ready for Kindergarten!
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