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

Trust

October 4, 2015 Heather 0

 I haven’t felt like I’ve been able to trust this class. They throw pencils and crayons at each other, use scissors to cut anything but their paper, and use glue sticks as lollipops… even if we’ve had lessons on how to use things and even with reminders.  I let that 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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