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Kindergarten Whovian

September 2, 2015 Heather 0

Our school’s coach made sure that each grade level at school has a bag of equipment for recess. One of the things in ours are these doughnut frisbees. One of my bitties put it on his head and started chasing some of the others. When he came over to me Read More

Kinder Writing Wisdom

May 30, 2014 Heather 2

One of the things I hear most often when people find out that I write stories is that I must be super smart or super creative or super blessed. The truth is something that I try to instill in my bitties: you make success when you work hard, believe in Read More

The Snail and the Whale

May 17, 2014 Heather 2

On Wednesday my class, along with the entire Pre-k / Kindergarten team, went to a nearby theatre to see The Snail and The Whale, a play based on the book by the same name by Julia Donaldson. The book is about a snail that, unlike all of his peers, has Read More

Kinder Crafts: Thinking Caps

May 10, 2014 Heather 0

I never considered myself a crafty person before I taught Kindergarten. Sure, I like to draw and design websites but paper crafts? No way. But after two years of anchor charts, bulletin boards, and all of the paraphernalia that comes with teaching this age range, I have added this media Read More

One Hundred

January 30, 2014 Heather 0

Tomorrow is the 100th day of school and, with that, brings one of my favorite crafts that I do with my itty bitties all year. Throughout the day, the kids will count one hundred of many different things. Many teachers at my school make these necklaces. Some do a different Read More

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Writing Tips from Kinder Part 1: Excuses

January 20, 2013 Heather 2

Twenty-five percent of my Kindergarten class speaks English as a first language. The other twelve students speak another language at home and came in at varying degrees of speaking, from rough converstional to absolutely nothing. In the last six months, part of my job has been to teach them to Read More

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K Math: Creative Math Problems

December 23, 2012 Heather 1

I gave my kindergarten students homework over Winter Break. Yes, I’ll say that again. I gave five year olds homework over vacation. BUT! It is optional and they get prizes if they bring it back complete. My school requires homework packets for 3rd-5th grade over break but the kindergarten teachers Read More

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