October Round Up

This week we’ve talked about empathy and being part of the community in social studies and our Second Step social lessons. Can we help our class reach a bigger goal? What should we say if we accidentally hurt a friend? Your Kindergartener knows! Math this Week We are...

Curriculum Night

This week we brought together many different routines we’ve practiced over the last few weeks. We had morning reading groups where everyone had different assignments, started technology use, and became responsible for our own work in the rotation time. Upcoming Events...

One Week Already

One Week Already? We’re settling into routines and taking on  more responsibility as the week progresses. Each day the children teacher me more about their interests and explore bigger ideas or abilities in class. Upcoming Events Sept. 17  at 9:30 am is this year’s...

Our First Few Days

What an exciting start! Everyone is settling into the classroom beautifully! We started out the week as a group of individuals and are becoming a learning community. These kids rock! Our Social and Emotional lessons started with an exploration about how to be a good...

Welcome to Kindergarten

Welcome to your first day of kindergarten! Thank you so much for sharing your children’s day with me. Newsletters will be posted here, in case you want to check in and don’t have your email available. Please refer to the handbook when anyquestions arise,...

Conventionally Speaking

This post is also a YouTube Video... If you want to see it, let me know. It takes so much time to edit that I’m half done and considering moving on; however, if popular demand is that the video go live, I will finish editing and post it. Convention time!...

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow Some words and thoughts on Cory Doctorow as part of the Books for Gamers blog post series. Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist and journalist — the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of many books,...

Titles for Gamers pt. 2

I mentioned in an early post that part of the fun of games is having that interactive experience with the medium. Sometime unexpected things happen, and sometimes you’re running a familiar campaign or playing a game you’ve played a few times and discover a new path or...

Titles for Gamers. pt. 1

All the world’s a gamer, my friend. We have tiny computers in our pockets that we do our banking on, that give us directions, and so much more. They provide entertainment and a way to connect with people far away. We’ve all seen the very young child mimmic a parent on...

Poetry

{ Teach Poetry Poetry grabs minds.Experience varies, butThe moon, a mysterious plot,The helmet of revolutionariesHack brains, pack concepts,Inject impressionsMake memories connect.Share poetry. I chose three books with themes that are similar in my mind. As much as I...