This past Tuesday I had an interview for a writing team at our school board. I was really excited about the opportunity to showcase some of the work I had done this past year, and to broaden my professional horizons. I created a professional portfolio so that I could have visuals to showcase what we… Continue reading My Professional Portfolio
Our students were very excited when we read a book about spring and the signs of spring. During our class discussion, they started talking about the different plants and flowers that they grow at home. Since they were so excited about this, we set up a variety of flower and seeds inquiry centers throughout the… Continue reading Flowers and Seeds Inquiry Centers and Activities for Kindergarten
I have been on March break this past week, and I have been working on adding new packs to my store. If you are not following me there yet, make sure you click here so you can stay up to date with everything I post. Saint-Patrick's Day Play Dough Center To make this center, I… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #34- Skype in the classroom, Saint-Patrick’s Day play dough, measurement and more!
Last week my friend Jenn wrote an awesome post about Mystery Skype in Kindergarten, and it's such a great way to incorporate more technology into the classroom. She has also turned me on to using Boom Cards with our kindergarten students. If you don't know what Boom Cards are, keep reading! They are such an… Continue reading Boom Cards in the Classroom! Technology in Kindergarten
What a bananas week this has been. We ended off last week on the 100th day of school, there was Valentine's Day this week, and Chinese New Year, and we had our Elective Day today (students picked a fun activity to do inside or outside the school). It was exhausting but so fun, we had… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #30- BOOM Cards, Sight Word Center, Valentine’s Day and More!
Today I am having my first ever guest blog post! I am so excited to have my friend Jenn from Books and Bytes join us to discuss Mystery Skype and how she has used it with kindergarten students. I have already learned so much from Jenn while working with her these past few months, and… Continue reading GUEST BLOG POST- Mystery Skype: Kindergarten Style!
Our students have been learning how to use a Sphero for the past few weeks. A Sphero is robotic toy that is controlled through apps and makes it easy for students to learn robotic basics and how to code. This is some of the things we did in our classroom with the Sphero, and some… Continue reading Sphero Robotic Toy in the Kindergarten Classroom
Last school year, I had begun to use QR codes in our classroom (see this post if you want to see what we did). They linked back to audio files of students explaining their work. We attached it to artwork that the students had done, so anyone entering the classroom would be able to hear… Continue reading Student Voice in the Kindergarten Classroom
Since beginning my career in kindergarten 3 years ago, I have struggled to find ways to document authentic student voices in the classroom. We have some students that are able to write their thoughts and ideas, but others who are still unable to write without assistance. Some students are great at drawing to share their… Continue reading Using QR Codes to Document Student Learning
Our school has made a real push to use more technology in the classroom. Particularly in kindergarten classrooms, we were told to make our use of technology at the point of instruction more apparent. We have 2 desktop computers and 2 iPads in our classrooms at all times and we can sign out laptops and… Continue reading Subtraction Stories and Technology