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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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Teachers Say The Craziest Things

You know, kids say crazy stuff. They do crazy stuff. And those of us who spend most of our days around them end up saying and doing crazy things ourselves. When a teacher is “in the moment,” sometimes words come … 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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Teaching Kindergarten: 6 Ways To Promote Great Writing

It’s summer, and what am I thinking about? Kindergarten…one of my loves! Summer is a great time for teachers to rest, rejuvinate, and reflect on what makes their classrooms the best place for learning and growing. Lately, I’ve been doing … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Students Explain Their Mom’s Best Recipe!

Every year at Mother’s Day, when I’m in my kindergarten year, I have my five and six-year-old students compile a cookbook for their mothers. I┬álove hearing how they explain their mothers’ best recipes! In recent years, my class has decided┬áto … Continue reading

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