Category: Observation

What do you plan on reading the first day of school?

The first day of school is just around the corner for us, and it is always a big summer debate in my mind about which book I am going to read to introduce myself and to use as a springboard to learning about them….

Tuesday Morning Reads for April 3, 2018

The Boy and the Whale by Mordicai Gerstein: When a whale gets trapped in a fishing net, Abelardo hurts for the whale, remembering a time when he was once trapped in a net and near drowning. Eager to free the whale, his father strongly…

An Indoor Hike? Part 2

Last week I shared about the efforts my co-teaching partner and I took to create an indoor hike experience for our kindergarten students, with my post, An Indoor Hike?  The goal for the following day was to use the eggs as a word box…

An Indoor Hike?

This week in kindergarten our theme is hiking and the things you would see on a hike. 🙂 To set the mood, our principal donated this amazing tent: My co-teaching partner gathered up a bunch of camping, hiking, and nature books and put them…

Do You Know What Your Students Really Like to Read?

I thought I did, and as a co-teaching team, we thought we did, but recently my 1st grade co-teacher and I inquired more into what our 1st graders like to read. We did this as part of our kindness themed PBL, where students created…

Featured Book: “Rhoda’s Rock Hunt”

Rhoda’s love for rocks tapped into my own childhood memories of searching for rocks around my yard, within “the dirts”–our neighborhood bike escape, along the adventures I would take with my dad, and the special bag of polish rocks that my mom would delight…

Featured Book: “How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?”

Book Summary: “Charlie, the smallest child in his first grade class, is amazed to discover that of the three pumpkins his teacher brings to school, the smallest one has the most seeds.” A great choice for this time of year. Featuring predictions, observation, estimation,…