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Opinions and Evidence

We are in the middle of our opinion writing unit.  In my district we have decided to have kindergartners focus on sharing opinions about books, and the kids are meant to do it in the form of letters.  There are lots of lessons that are required for this, but I find that the most important […]

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Writing with Checklists

I have to say that working with checklists in student writing has been a game changer for me in kindergarten.  Once I began developing and using checklists with my students, writing workshop has not been the same since. Here is the premise:  Young children struggle to revise their work.  They write something, they love it, […]

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Fine Motor Fun – Scramble and Perfection!

This is just a quick tip on a super fun fine motor activity.  The occupational therapist at my school started having my kids play these games, and they LOVED them!  So now I use them in centers and during open choice time to get more opportunities to build fine motor skills in a fun way. […]

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Writing Workshop Celebration!

We had our first writing celebration in my class!  I LOVE writing celebrations, so I thought I would share how I do them. Let me preface this by saying that it took me a few years of experimenting to find a structure that works for me.  It is by no means the only way to […]

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Bilingual Classrooms – Guest Post from Lilypad Littles!

I am excited to welcome Ms. R from Lilypad Littles as a guest blogger!  She is a bilingual kindergarten teacher who has offered to come and share some of her expertise!  With so many teachers finding themselves in classrooms with students that are not native English speakers, I know these ideas will be helpful! In my […]

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