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#Geniushour In Kindergarten

This has been an exciting and adventurous week in my classroom. Johnny Appleseed inspired our week long science lesson about “Apples In Water” as the children hypothesized and brainstormed ideas why the apple weight of the three different configurations of … Continue reading

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Teaching Also A Craft

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve put pencil to paper to share my thinking. Not that I haven’t been “thinking” and reflecting but time rushes by as I visit my grandkids and continue to sub, having an opportunity to … Continue reading

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When A Chat Is More Than A Chat

I look forward to my regular chats on Twitter.  It often feels like face to face (f2f) conversations  with friends in the lunch room at school.  When I am lucky enough to stumble upon unexpected chats, I lurk, watch, listen and when … Continue reading

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Spring Break: We’re Ready

It’s time for Spring Break. I think I’m ready. So much to think about as I wind down my school year and my role as a classroom teacher. But I rush it. First to backtrack on these last few weeks … Continue reading

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And Still I Learn

I continue to sub and learn so much from my day to day experiences in the different classrooms as I work with various grades in early childhood and lower elementary classes. But I think I’ve discovered a throughline in my … Continue reading

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Play: A Four Letter Word To Embrace

I’ve been thinking about play (when am I not thinking about play), reading about the importance of play here and here and watching children at play. Children playing at home, at school, in the classroom, on the recess yard and in the supermarket. … Continue reading

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Am I That Teacher?

I am a retired kindergarten/early childhood educator. A tough decision to retire but it was necessary and in hindsight a good one. I haven’t left the profession, but have transitioned to a new position, that of a substitute teacher. I … Continue reading

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Documentation = Assessment

It’s that time of year again, time to look at our students, time to know what they know before we teach them what they need to know. Do we look at report cards? Check in with previous teachers? Check in … Continue reading

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My Take On Curriculum

Why am I so attracted to the concept of geniushour, makerspaces, innovation, PBL (Project Based Learning) and the like. I often think about this as I read posts or tweets from teachers about the curriculum and getting ready for school. I guess … Continue reading

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Missing Parts

I wonder who else sits on their front porch and questions what happened to their missing parts? I’m sitting here thinking about what I’ve missed as I’ve focused on”Teacherhood.” Not the parenting or grandparenting, not time with my husband because Teacherhood, … Continue reading

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