Kindergarten Teacher


This is a space for me to share and reflect on my journey as a Kindergarten teacher. I am most passionate about play, inquiry and technology. I believe that relationships matter and that they are the key to success in the classroom.

Recent Blog Posts

  • Classroom Terrarium: Insects, Gastropods and Crustaceans ! Oh My!

    I have discussed on several occasions about having living centers in the classroom (read more here.) This year I found the best terrarium ever so I felt I needed to share it as well! It is made by National Geographic and already has been a major hit in the classroom (you can find it here.)..

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  • FREE Webinar: Tips for Using Twitter as a Learning Tool in the Elementary Classroom

    Learn how I use Twitter as a learning tool in my Kindergarten classroom.
    View the archive here!
    Building upon his “Twitter for Teachers 101″ webinar, this complimentary webinar features Matt sharing ideas for successful use of Twitter as a learning tool in the elementary classroom. Matt explains how to introduce Twitter to your class, and relays tips to start you..

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  • iPod Listening Center Setup

    This year I will be using an iPod for our listening center (any version of the iPod or an old iPhone will work for this.)  I have over 70 listening centers on CD and I hope moving over to the iPod will help me streamline the process and make my class more independent. The first..

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  • Photo Tour of My Class 2014

    The first few pics are taken with the GoPro to get a wide-angle. If you have questions about anything just let me know.

    The science shelf. Kids have access to the globe, hand lens, goggles, balance scale and various other tools any time.

    We have seven classroom computers and two windows! I would give up the computers..

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  • Using the Calendar Like a Calendar

    Last year I wrote about changing the focus of calendar time. The goal was to have the kids actually using the calendar. You can read about that change here.
    Using the year-round calendar was a major success in my room. The kids used it daily and we referenced it often. It was common to see a..

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