Joyful and Illiterate? – Try Anxious and Overworked Kindergarteners

Joyful and Illiterate? – Try Anxious and Overworked Kindergarteners

Many times I worked so hard with kindergarteners to get them to read and they could care less about letters and words. Now, they loved story time and reading a story is much more than just reading words. These students wanted to read the pictures, ask questions, tell me about something they noticed, etc. All of these observations are important pre-reading skills. However, the act of finding meaning in words was of no interest to them. And that is OK.

ICT Models: Part II

Hi Everybody! In my last post, I outlined 3 teaching models for an ICT classroom. Now let’s take a look at the last few ICT models. In this bunch are the two that my co-teacher, Missy, and I used the most. Parallel Teaching: What is it? Co-teachers are both teaching...
Mixing Up Center Time

Mixing Up Center Time

When I first began teaching, I was placed in a Kindergarten classroom in an all-girls private school. That classroom, filled with nineteen little girls, was magical. The room was overflowing with laughter, chatter, yelling, and, every early elementary educators...
Creating ICT Partnerships

Creating ICT Partnerships

Hi everyone, As an administrator, in my first year out of the classroom, there are some things that I love about my current job because I didn’t get a chance to do them when I was in the classroom. But there are also lots of things I miss about being in the classroom....
Classroom Expectations

Classroom Expectations

Setting expectations in your classroom is extremely important, no matter what grade you teach. Students want to know what the expectations of them are so they know how to achieve them and feel successful, and we definitely want our students to feel successful! I use...