Teaching responsibility to five-year-olds can sometimes feel like a daunting task. It’s hard to explain to a new kindergartener WHY they are in charge of carrying their backpack, getting out their folder, and zipping up their own pants. (Yes. This is a thing.) It’s hard for them to start FULL school days, which rip away […]
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 […]
What’s a desk pet? Glad you asked! When I first stumbled across this idea on @hillarysteachingadventures Instagram account, I immediately fell in love! I always enjoy finding new ways to up my classroom management game and I knew my kids would be hooked instantly. BUT….Hillary taught 4th grade. I teach kindergarten. HOW could I make […]
If you’re a teacher, you are probably all too familiar with how hard it can be to focus on encouraging positive behavior in the classroom – especially when it feels like you are just trying to stay alive in the game of whack-a-mole chaos that IS every day. I FEEL YA. This is not only […]
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