August. The month for educators of excitement, anticipation, and the start of a new (school) year. Many of us left our classrooms/schools in June with a list of books to read, conferences to go to, and big ideas for the next school year. If you are like me June-July-August are months that help me ramp … Continue reading Before the Bell Rings: 4 Ways to Stay Balanced with School and Home.
Not All Kindergarten Teachers are Ready for Kindergarten. Imagine this-you walk into your first classroom and find that the students are on the floor, playing behind cubbies, under the table, talking/laughing with each other. You state ‘class-it is time to sit at our tables and get to work’….and no one moves. Almost like you are … Continue reading Kindergarten Readiness: Teacher Preparation
So much information out on the web talks about Kindergarten Readiness and the importance of critical features that support young learners. Not as much focus on us…the parents and how we cope, adjust and support the first year of K-12. I am no expert-but I am a parent, and a practitioner. My first son went … Continue reading Welcome Moms and Dads! Are You Ready for Kindergarten?