I like to think I'm an organized person but with four jobs, six kids, two classes, and research projects on the side...it's hard to keep up. I had to bust out my handy-dandy white board and write down each thing and what the next steps were for each one. Then I didn't spend so much time thinking of what I was supposed to do for what but just glance and choose. Old school, I know. But it's been working for me.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
This was seen in a local school and displayed proudly in the hallway. The whole school is trying to run a certain amount of miles and each class takes time each day to go outside and run a few laps and then document how much it all adds up to. I liked the visual this teacher created to show how far they've "run" so far.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
My grandmother who is 90 was cleaning out a closet and found these. She gave them to me to keep some of my little boys busy during the holidays. It instantly brought back tons of memories for me. I can remember these crayons and the carbon writing sheet quite well. I showed my kids who all thought I was very old and born a hundred years ago. They just don't understand that teachers get very excited about school supplies.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
If I had a million dollars, I would go to a bookstore, walk to the children's section, and buy all the plush toys of book characters like these guys. They are so cute I can't even stand it! I want all of them. Every single one! I would decorate my office or home library and not be a weirdo at all.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
How do you choose your books for read a loud? What are your objectives for read a loud? Are you more interested in aesthetic reactions to the book or cognitive processing. These are things I wonder about when a teacher reads to a class.
In kindergarten, it is sometimes used as the introduction to a topic, as a time-filler, or as an after recess calmer-downer.
There is a lot of research out there about the influence of the read a loud. Have you given it much thought?