My FDK Classroom Set Up (Reggio Inspired)
Setting up a Reggio inspired classroom has taken time, some creativity, and a little bit of research! Over the summer I went online to research what a Reggio Emilia school is all about, what other Reggio inspired classrooms look like, as well as attended a couple workshops that the school board had to offer about the environment being the third teacher. Pinterest is one of my best friends this school year! I think most FDK teachers will admit they have a little "pinning" addiction... I…
A great reminder for teachers about the parts of the mini lesson so that you can make sure you are clear, model, have students practice, and invite them to try!
Teaching Graphing in FDK
Hi friends! I'm super excited to share with you how I made graphing in Kindergarten fun and independent this year! Every year my kids find graphing super fun and engaging but teaching JK/SK (that’s Pre-K/K for my American friends) it was always hard to make this an independent centre. This year I found a solution that worked well! Here is how I taught it: Day 1: Learning Goals & Success Criteria First I introduce the learning goal "We are learning to make graphs". Then we start by talking…
The 360 Spreadsheet
Do you give students a "Getting to Know You" questionnaire at the beginning of each year? What do you do with the information after it comes in? This fully customizable chart gives you one central file for keeping track of all the information you gather about students over the year -- not addresses ...
2 More Strategies to Close a Math Lesson
Learn several quick strategies to close your math lessons. Grab a FREE exit ticket template and labels to create your own Show What You Know Board. Great for quick assessments!
FS1 This week we are learning to..... I'm having an aha moment. Years ago; when J. Hewitt came through our school, she recommended all teachers posting a poster outside the classroom door that identified the curriculum goals for children and adults alike, to read. I'm realizing that the WALT board was a beginning stage of the documentation process. I like the Reggio process much better - I understand the logic behind it better, and see how the children can truly use it.
Lesson Plan Pack - Engagement Strategies reference page - perfect to have out during planning! From Teacher Trap's "Lesson Plan Pack."
TEMAG announcement - John Hattie
Professor John Hattie speaks about the report of the Teacher Education Advisory Group (TEMAG), the Government’s response and the challenges facing AITSL and ...