Friday, September 22, 2017

Are YOU Teaching TK This Year?

It's NOT Just "Kindergarten Light!" Right?

This was our class mascot, Boomer!
Find Boomer's Take-home books here:  CLICK HERE

Transitional Kindergarten is so much more than just a modified version of kindergarten. Student in TK should be primarily developing social/emotional skills, exposed to great literature, and developing oral language, large muscle & small muscle skills. 
Working together & learning how to collaborate. 

Developing social skills in a playful atmosphere. 
Secondary to that are the academic skills of letter and sound recognition and number sense, exposure to science concepts, social studies, and the arts. 
Science & Lit: Jack & the Beanstalk
CLICK HERE for the Bean in the Bag Flowerpot set. 
Learning about weather with pictures helps develop oral language. 

A healthy snack can be a learning experience:1 grape, 2 pretzels, 3 slices of banana.

What happened to our frozen igloo?And what happened to it by the next day?

Check out this interview where I talk about the difference between TK and K, explain a typical half-day and full-day schedule, and recall the playful centers and activities I fostered in my TK/K combo class.  
Click the image to hear the interview. 

Here is the link to the interview:  CLICK HERE.
And find more ideas to use in your TK or K classroom here:  CLICK HERE

Monday, September 11, 2017

Join Me On Tuesday, Sept. 12...

6PM PDT for Writing Tips & Hacks!

Just hop on over to Twitter between 5:30 & 6:00 PM on Tuesday, Sept. 12 & join in on the FUN! Use #TeacherFriends when looking for us and when you post. 

There will be tons of ideas and teachers from all over the world will be tuning in to chat and share their ideas.

If you haven't heard about, you will want to set yourself up there so all of the posts with #TeacherFriends will show up in one neat column. It will be easier for you to read and you won't miss a post.

All of the posts will be archived, so if you can't make it on the 12th, you can search for #TeacherFriends and the posts will come up for you to read, learn, & get inspired. 

Oh, and did I mention the prizes? Well, there are lots for those who are reading live between 6PM & 7PM PDT on Tues., Sept. 12.

See you there! :)