I do not have a child to dress up, but luckily I have a dog.
A day after Hurricane Sandy tore through the east coast, I decided to pay a little tribute to the most amazing place on Earth, Dewey Beach, Delaware. I had been hoping and praying that my small beach town would stay safe from the storm, but those hopes were a bit too high. Today, I saw Dewey businesses posting aftermath pictures that broke my heart. I want to remember Dewey for everything that it ever was . . . Continue reading →
It’s as easy as spending 30 minutes everyday with Kindergarteners.
I know. I talk about it all the time. Perhaps I need a back story to help explain my obsession.
Is this like Deja Vu? That may be what you are thinking. The answer is yes and no.
If I could give myself a diagnosis (which I technically can in approximately 2 semesters, 4 classes, or 7 months however you’d like to look at it) it would be Obsessive Compulsive, with a touch a of Perfectionism.
I am getting a button maker!
It is all I have been able to think about since yesterday when I decided that I wanted to make buttons for the yearbook staff. My creative was bubbling over with all the buttons I could make and hand out. People still like buttons right? Oh and by people I mean little boys and middle schoolers on the yearbook staff.
I Think I Can
Topics Covered: Responsibility, Courage, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Responsible Behaviors
As I mentioned before, our Mater virtue for the month of October is Courage. I have been trying to incorporate a little aspect of this into all my lessons this month.
The thing I struggled with most was how to translate this into 6 year old language (a feat these 1st grade teachers deal with daily).
I decided to take a book that they are very familiar with and revisit it’s well-known message.
The Little Engine That Could . . . Continue reading →
This is perhaps the single hardest thing to teach a child.
I have seen the scenario play out time and again, and I hate to say it, but as a teacher I was guilty of the same thing.
Teacher: “Say you’re sorry to Johnny.”
Teacher: “And Johnny, what do you say to Adam?”
Johnny: “It’s okay.” Continue reading →
Investigating Feelings and Our Enthusiastic Me
A Kindergarten lesson introducing many different feelings, developing the understanding that feelings are not bad or good only our actions, and investigating how our enthusiastic me acts.
Because of our Number 1 listener lesson during small group, I decided to add in a little bit more of this (this as in listening skills) for the whole group (it’s my whole idea of reminders. . . eventually it sticks right?). Continue reading →