Monthly Archives: November 2013

Our Neighborhood

Kinders love to talk and share what they know. They also love to ask questions, which is a wonderful segue to promote inquiry for our unit of study on the neighborhood. We brainstormed what is a neighborhood, what would you … Continue reading

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When Camelot Was Lost

Not my usual post. Not related to my work and a weird reflection one might say, from a time long ago. I have been in a funk this week and realized why today. I have been hearing and reading so … Continue reading

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When We Let Our Students Know Who We Are

I really wanted to get to know my Kinders more deeply, what they like to do when not in school,  their interests and passions (my #geniushour influence).  As we build rapport with our students, they too recognize us as people … Continue reading

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How To Sum Up My Week

Between Daily 5, Writing Workshop, Book Fair, Math Talk and a lesson from our Tech Guru showing the Kinders Pic Collage and Geo Boards Apps I am spent! Oh but hold on, Friday, full day of Parent Conferences. I sit … Continue reading

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Parents As Partners: Not just a platitude

In the past few days I have seen many tweets and blog posts about parents and parent teacher conferences. So here is my thinking. Parents as partners, not just a platitude. If we look for the best for our students, … Continue reading

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