Category Archives: Teaching

The Crayon Bucket

In my classroom, we have this bucket. We call it the crayon bucket. Its job is to hold two kinds of crayons: the broken ones and the forgotten ones. When I started teaching it didn’t take me long to figure … Continue reading

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Teaching Kindergarten: 6 Ways To Promote Great Writing

It’s an amazing blessing to have a front row seat to the transformation that takes place in a kindergarten student’s communication skills. Some come to the classroom with very few words in their spoken vocabularies and leave for first grade … Continue reading

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Teaching Kindergarten…Keep The Home Living Station!

I┬áremember my first day of kindergarten. I was sort of indifferent about school…I didn’t know what I was getting into, so I just followed my mom into the building. However, once I realized she was leaving me there, I quickly … Continue reading

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Sincerely, Your Little One’s Teacher

It’s getting closer and closer. The back-to-school ads have started appearing. The school supply lists have exploded in the front of Walmart. The backpacks have gone on sale. Your friends are squeezing in one last quick trip to the beach … Continue reading

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100 Books A Month

Would it be possible to read 100 books in a whole month? Can you read too many books to a class? As December was approaching, I was thinking about my reading instruction, especially in the area of comprehension. I was … Continue reading

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A Thankful Teacher

Teaching is a joy. It’s a privilege that some take for granted, and others long for. Teaching is hard. There are days when you give and give and give while it seems as if the ones you are giving to … Continue reading

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Dear Weary Teacher

Dear Weary Teacher, I know it’s only September, and I also know that you are tired. Beat. Worn down. And it’s only September. I know that you are overwhelmed. Stressed. Frazzled. And it’s only September. I know that you are … Continue reading

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To the Christian Teacher in a Public School

How many times have you heard the term (or one similar) “They’ve taken God out of public schools!”? I’ve heard it many, many times but so far it has failed to worry me. Don’t get me wrong, it saddens me that … Continue reading

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Teachers, This Could Be YOUR Year

This could be your year. The one you’ve been waiting for. It could be the first year you have your own classroom. You’ve studied, observed, interviewed, waited, despaired with disappointment, interviewed some more, waited some more, worked another job that … Continue reading

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What Does Math Look Like in a Kindergarten Classroom?

Ask ten teachers, you’ll get ten different answers. No teacher is the same, so no teacher’s routine will look the same. Anytime I do a math workshop or professional development session on math, the question that I get asked the … Continue reading

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