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The Best Gift For Teachers To Give (Or Get!)

The Best Gift For Teachers To Give (Or Get!)

If you’re a teacher like me, you probably have mixed feelings about the weeks between Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. It’s such a beautiful time of the year – but the kids also get a little bit rowdy, you’re scrambling to put together student gifts or holiday projects…..and then there’s your OWN holiday baking and shopping.…Continue Reading

Communication Logs: A Tool for Teacher Collaboration

Communication Logs: A Tool for Teacher Collaboration

Teacher collaboration is key to students’ success, especially when a child works with multiple teachers throughout the day.  Honestly, though, it’s hard to find the time to collaborate with our colleagues. Even when we are lucky enough to have common plan periods or a regular meeting schedule, talking about how to help individual kids doesn’t always…Continue Reading

Assigning Kindergarten Homework That Works for ALL Kids

Assigning Kindergarten Homework That Works for ALL Kids

My first year teaching Kindergarten also happened to be the first year that I had ever assigned homework to students. You see, before I began teaching Kindergarten, I taught Pre-K. In Pre-K, we did not give homework. When I moved up to Kindergarten, I had big dreams about the homework I would assign. I’d give out exciting…Continue Reading

Fitting Play Into Your (Very Busy) Kindergarten Day

Fitting Play Into Your (Very Busy) Kindergarten Day

Most Kindergarteners are capable of accomplishing a lot academically. Many are ready to solve simple math problems, explore science concepts, and begin to learn to read. And we should challenge and engage our Kinders academically – their little minds are eager to learn and explore the world! But not at the cost of eliminating play from Kindergarten. No…Continue Reading

Free E-Magazine for Back to School

Free E-Magazine for Back to School

How do you feel about back to school time? Personally, I have a lot of mixed emotions. On one hand, I’m excited to see the kids again. On the other hand, it’s hard for me to make the “summer to school” transition. Summer is my favorite season, so I hate to see it go, and…Continue Reading

3 Ways to Save Time In The Classroom with Trello

3 Ways to Save Time In The Classroom with Trello

One of the things I love most about teaching is the variety. Every day at school is different. Especially working with primary kids – you know there is never a dull moment! That said, there are still some things that, as teachers, we have to do over…and over…and over. We make copies, assess kids, grade papers,…Continue Reading