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Category Archives: Kindergarten

Are we beginning Kindergarten way too early?

Absolutely in many ways.  If you’ve ever spent time in the early elementary grades as a teacher, I know you’ll also agree. I just saw the results of research performed … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Using Book Conversations to Motivate Reading? Help!

During my over 40 years of teaching in public and private schools, I  noticed that most children didn’t like to read books.  Comments like “It’s too long” or “There are … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

7 Tips to Make Kindergarten Easier

Kindergarten easier? I know that you’re probably thinking, “it’s just Kindergarten!” Correct! It also is the foundation of social, emotional, and academic success to successful Reading and Math Skills! So … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Help! My Child is Starting Kindergarten!

I just saw this blog on Twitter and thought it would be helpful to all my friends who teach Kindergarten and the parents who are going through this “letting them … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Free Creative Writing Lessons K-8

Are you running out of ideas to teach your students how to compose and edit writing in areas such as opinions, compare/contrast, writing a book review, etc.?  As a former … Continue reading

December 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Best APPs For Students, Parents, Teachers in Education

I just found this website that contains hundreds of apps for children, parents, and teachers.  I have never seen such a list before!  Thank you, Katie Williams for publishing this … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

52 Character Building Thoughts for Children

Parents and teachers:  here are 52 wonderful character building thoughts and discussion points you can use with your children and students during a Social Studies lesson or discussion.  They’re also … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Why are you a teacher?

We often wonder why we’re a teacher anymore because of the additional workload, meetings, lesson plans, state testing requirements and standards, and reports that have been added to our day. … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Moving Around Decreases Behavior Problems?

If you have ever taught elementary age children, you know that they need to get up and move around frequently!  Now to confirm that, Iowa Public Radio interviewed many teachers, … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Should Teachers Be Allowed to Touch Students?

My heart just breaks when I think of all the children who are from really unhappy homes and came to my classroom and felt relaxed knowing that it was a safe … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment