If you’re a kindergarten teacher, you know that every year is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get. Every year I have kiddos come in who range from not knowing their own name to knowing a few letters to being able to read and comprehend chapter books. 785 more words
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Have you heard of Andy Shane? I had not either until just a couple of weeks ago.
Up until now, introducing chapter books to my guided reading groups had been a major source of stress and anxiety. 610 more words
It is no secret that this year I have been trying to create a classroom culture that respects and supports’ my students’ agency in their journey as learners. 832 more words
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You just have to love that Dollar Tree! It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve been able to have the time to just wander the aisles of our local Dollar Tree.
The student centered classroom revolves around understanding that we learn more from each other than we could ever learn on our own.
Many students are surprised to hear that I am more excited when students get answers wrong than I am when they get them correct, especially during discussions and discovery time.858 more words
So, a few days into a new journey for me. Guided reading at my school setting has been quite transient over the past few years I’ve been teaching there. 672 more words