Reflections from 13 days of Teaching Kindergarten. #HackingEarlyLearning

My professional challenge started on November 14th, 2017 in the Red Bunny room. Armed with extensive lesson plans, and a nervousness I haven't had in years, I walked into a classroom of 25 students ready to teach for an entire day. This challenge was completed on March 22, 2018 in the Blue Chipmunk room. During... Continue Reading →

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20 ‘18’ ways to start the New Year.

Happy (Early) New Year! As you are wrapping up the last few days of 2017, taking in those last hugs, smiles, high fives and waves for a few days we (Lindsy, Eric, Jessica, Andy, Todd and Nick) wanted to challenge ourselves-and our PLN-to think about how to ring in 2018 when everyone returns. This post... Continue Reading →

Finding joy in the journey, not just the final outcome.

Two weeks ago I ran the California International Marathon with my very dear friend Adam Welcome. Marathon weekend was an incredible experience that created memories I will never forget.   Since I have come back home I have been asked what my favorite part of the race was...my answer the training. While the actual race took under... Continue Reading →

Rule #2 Set the stage: practice, practice, practice.

Having your whole school graduate every year is a big task.  When it is a child’s first year of school it is critical we get it right-every time.  Because of this #WoodsonK has routines upon routines for support staff and families with this big day that we practice multiple times.   Step One:  Kindergarten Registration.... Continue Reading →

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