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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: 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 love hearing how they explain their mothers’ best recipes! In recent years, my class has decided to … Continue reading

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Being a Teacher: To The Poor Souls Who Had Me During “The First Year”

After eleven years of teaching, I still don’t exactly count myself as a seasoned veteran teacher, but I am by no means a newbie anymore. There are moments from my first year of teaching that I play back in my … Continue reading

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Kindergarten + Math= Wow…Part I

When I was a kid, I was not one to ask questions or talk in class. I remember my mom giving me wise advice. “When you are in class, if there’s something you don’t understand, ask the teacher.” But I … Continue reading

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Teaching Kindergarten: Literacy Work Stations

If you go into ten different kindergarten classrooms, you will see ten different routines of literacy work stations. That’s because teachers are people with different personalities, different tolerances, and different preferences. Different managements systems work for different teachers. I have even … Continue reading

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