Tag Archives: Early Childhood

A Guide For A Kindergarten Parent’s First Day of School

Your child’s first day of kindergarten is bitter sweet. Happiness with some sadness sprinkled in. It’s a milestone, not just for your child but for you too.  The first day can be stressful for you, your child and also your … Continue reading

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Google Lit Trips

Our first grade reader has the story Lost! by David McPhail as one of the selections. During the 1st year of reading it I realized that it was set in Boston (Swan Boats was the trigger) and would be a perfect … Continue reading

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Report Card Day in the Paperless World

Top 5 reasons I hate digital report cards: 1. Children aren’t handed a report card…..what is the fun in that?  Report card day used to be an important day. The anticipation of receiving it, the anticipation of opening it and … Continue reading

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Don’t Go Paperless

It’s 2012 and I am asking you, in the dawn of the world of digital storage, not to not go paperless.  I am asking you, in the age of reduce, reuse, recycle, and repurpose, not to go paperless.  I am … Continue reading

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Stop, Look and Listen

Back in the day when I was a kindergarten teacher, parents of young children would want to know what skills their child should have before going to kindergarten.  They were always a bit surprised at my answer. The number one … Continue reading

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Chatter Box

Constant chatter can be quite annoying especially if you are you are trying to accomplish something that requires concentration.  Then, chatter just gets on your nerves! But if you’re a young child, chatter is a good thing and its never … Continue reading

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Got Milk?

A few years back, my friend Edvique, started collecting Got Milk? ads.  I don’t know if her initial reason behind the idea was to encourage one of her children to drink milk but whatever the reason, they ended up with … Continue reading

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The Soapbox Speech

Ok, where is it?  My soapbox, the  high one, where is it?  It is time for my annual soapbox speech and I need to be prepared! The new school year is about to begin.  Back to School Night is here. … Continue reading

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EarthKeeping 101

This week I will teach my class how to help keep the earth healthy.  Not surprised?  Of course you aren’t ……Friday is Earth Day.  It hit me last weekend… Earth Day is next week…..don’t forget to get out the Earth … Continue reading

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I Am Not A Fan, I Am

Confession time…..I am a teacher and I am not a fan of Dr. Seuss.  No one ever gave me a book!  I didn’t grow up with Dr. Seuss and I just never learned to love him.  But I do appreciate … Continue reading

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