Clouds and More Carle

This delightful little story spontaneously prompted us to step outside our classroom doors.  We took some time to admire and draw the beautiful, marshmallowy clouds shaped like dragons and pirate ships floating in the sky. What do you see?  I …

September Author Study: Eric Carle

There are so many wonderful children’s authors, I thought I’d try featuring one every month, this year.  Doing so will enable my class to hold a magnifying glass up to a series of works and get a better understanding about the …

Professional Development at the MOA

It was Monday morning and there were no bells to be heard and no children in sight.  It was our school’s first professional development day so while the kids enjoyed a three day weekend, the staff headed out to my …

Burlap Bulletin Boards

I wanted an alternative to corrugated paper for the bulletin boards outside my classroom, so when my dear neighbour-kindergarten teacher-friend, Sheri thought of using burlap, we jumped on the idea and even found some coloured burlap for the borders. Mine is …

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Wake Me Up When September Ends

Green Day was on to something. Sure, my class is delightful and the school year seems like it’s off to a good start but man, I’m tuckered out.  September is rough. I long to get into the meat of teaching …