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Teacher Spotlight: Kristl Wong

An Interview  with TK Teacher Kristl Wong

A couple of days ago, I had a chance to interview Kristl Wong, a transitional kindergarten teacher at Foster City Elementary School in Foster City, CA (Her sister is Jadelyn Chang, whose interview was published last week.) Kristl uses Kaymbu everyday in her classroom, and absolutely loves the video feature in particular.   704 more words


“Painting A River That Connects Us Through the Seasons”:

A lesson in seeing color in Natures seasons, and painting with an analogous color scheme.

-Janimarie Lester DeRose

I introduced the lesson by showing the children images of nature in the different seasons, focusing on the different colors present. 309 more words

Art And Nature Project

Teaching Fractals in PreK with "Let It Go"

About to do a lesson on fractals with Prek using Let It Go. #tlchat

— Andy Plemmons (@plemmonsa) December 4, 2014

My daughter is in PreK, so the other day when I picked her up from her classroom to leave school early I saw her class busy exploring shapes at various centers in the classroom.  

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Bipartisan Letter to the Editor on Pre-K Published in the Indy Star

The following Letter to the Editor, on Proposal 367, was published on the Indy Star on November 30, 2014:

Indy’s preschool plan will launch kids in right direction… 461 more words

Barth Policy Position

The New Way to Teach Virtues! Awesome!

I don’t know about your kids…but some days I think to myself “my boys need to be sent to BOOTCAMP!”
Other days I sit in bliss and smile as little pumpkin share with monkey, and I feel super blessed. 724 more words


Living vs. Non-living Intro

Today we began with an introduction to Living and Non-living. I had cut out all the pieces the night before so that we could spend more time on discussing what was classified as living and what wasn’t. 254 more words