Not Quite Neurotypical

February 21, 2017 Heather 0

Heather was born into normal (sea) society.  She knew early on that she was different from the other people.  They had different hobbies.  Many picked on her and she didn’t know how to make friends. They always asked why she was always so angry, even though she felt happy.  But Read More

Developmentally Appropriate

December 19, 2015 Heather 0

Every year I hear and read arguments on both sides of the teaching battle regarding the expectations we are given, the methods for measuring success, and what is developmentally appropriate for our students. Personally, I teach Kindergarten and have for three of the four years that I have taught. On Read More

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A Reminder

September 19, 2015 Heather 0

My principal posted this last night on the school’s Facebook page of two of my students from last year walking back to class from the library reading. I felt so much joy when I saw. They grew so much last year together, always tackling new and harder books. I put Read More

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It’s Dot Day!

September 15, 2015 Heather 0

Today was International Dot Day to celebrate one of my class’s favorite books, The Dot by Peter H Reynolds! It is about a little girl named Vashti that doesn’t think she’s good enough, doesn’t think it is worth it to try, and epitomizes the “I can’t!” I hear so much Read More

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Teaching Stellaluna

March 24, 2015 Heather 1

Last week my class worked with the book Stellaluna and I began making my own connections with the text as we thought about and discussed the story. If you’re not familiar with the story, it is about a little bat that gets lost during an owl attack. In the morning Read More

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Ellcrys

December 28, 2012 Heather 0

When I was 12 years old my favorite book character was turned into a tree to save the lives of her fellow Elves. Damned Terry Brooks doing this to me again 13 years later. This is like Prim/Rue all over again. Grumble humph.

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