Category Archives: Teaching

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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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: Let Them Talk

When I first started teaching, I was afraid to let my kids talk too much. Or too loud. Or too long. Or too “funny.” I was afraid that other teachers would think I didn’t have control over my classroom if … Continue reading

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Teaching Kindergarten…I’m Through With Time Out And Pulling Cards

Or moving pins, or giving conduct checks, sad faces, stars, whatever you want to call it. I’m through with it, and I have ten years of reasons to share with all of you cringing teachers right now! I know what … Continue reading

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A Year in Kindergarten

It is August. I look around my classroom. The floors are clean and shiny, the crayons are perfectly in order, every toy and game piece and manipulative is in its place.  The chairs are pushed in, the computers are working, … Continue reading

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Thank You Mrs. Johnson

Fifth grade was the hardest year of my school experience. I struggled academically. I worried socially. I went on an emotional roller coaster daily. Until fifth grade, I had made good grades without really having to study too hard and … Continue reading

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