Higher Order Thinking in the Pre-K Classroom
“Higher order thinking” are that new IT words we hear in education. But what do it really mean and how does ‘higher order thinking’ look in pre-k?read more
Odd or Even?Does anyone feel like there should be a “I made it through the first two weeks of school, and lived to tell about it!” award? Yeah, me too. It should be wrapped in chocolate. Anyways, my school’s math curriculum just got delivered this week, yes this... read more
You’re New to ECE, Now What?
So you there you were, enjoying Summer break when you got that dreaded email. Subject line: Grade Change. Take a deep breath and don’t worry about it because you will rock this.
In this post I will share my list of “Need To Know Now” ideas as you get ready the school year as a new pre-k or kindergarten teacher. And I promise, I’ll help you get through the first month tear-free.read more
Daily Morning WorkI can’t believe it is that time of the year already! Where did the summer go?? That being said- I am super excited to start the new school year and to meet my new kiddos! I feel like a kid again. I have been working really hard over the summer to get ready for... read more
Mind the Gap: How to Stretch Learning Over Summer Break
With the dog days of summer settling in, and school starting up soon for some districts across the country, it is time to get our students back into learning gear.read more
ICT Models: Part IHi Everybody! Last week, I started sharing about my experience as an ICT teacher. Missy, my co-teacher, and I worked really well together and developed a partnership that benefited both of us, but that didn’t happen overnight. Once Missy and I set up our classroom and... read more
How To Guide: Labeling in Early Childhood and the Primary Grades
Labels are an important necessity in all ECE classrooms. They are as important as toys and manipulatives. Labels can make life easier; clean up is quicker, students don’t need to ask where toys are located, and we gain a few minutes of our day back.read more