Can Easter eggs free printables really turn kindergarten chaos into some classroom calm? You betcha. Do your kids have spring fever? Yep. Mine too. And, to be fair…I think I may have it worse than my kindergarteners! During this last stretch of the year, I like to pump up the volume on some unexpected fun […]
Can we still have fun in kindergarten? Are the expectations for our five-year-olds too rigorous, taking away all of the fun kindergarten activities? The fact that we have to ask ourselves these questions is quite frustrating, for sure. Kindergarten teachers everywhere have a LOT to say on the matter, as do parents of kindergarteners. When […]
Teaching responsibility for students might seem like a task that’s too big to tackle – especially if they are in kindergarten. I mean, isn’t it just SO much easier and quicker to do things FOR them? Eh…in some cases, sure. However, teaching responsibility to five-year-olds is not only important for their development, but it can […]
You know that oh-so-wonderful Sheryl Crow song, “you’re my favorite mistake”, right? Well…what if mistakes were something you celebrated in your classroom? What if you worked to strengthen and build the relationship between students and teachers THROUGH mistakes? What if honoring our mistakes as adults, instead of glossing over them, could teach kids to be […]
I believe that creating an environment classroom style that promotes positive and engaged students should be the number one focus for teachers. It is through this positive classroom environment that deeper learning can occur and true relationships can form. Read more to learn about the characteristics of a positive classroom environment, and how you can […]
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