Kindergarten

Is Teaching Printing Still Important?

Increasingly more students are arriving in our classrooms never having the opportunity to hold a pencil, coloring and cutting with scissors and fine-motor skills are lagging.  I have certainly noticed a significant decline since I started teaching 38 years ago. This blog post is meant to address some of these concerns.  How often do you …

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Plant and Seed Experiments – The Tiny Seed Literacy

Environmental Experiment One In the last month of school my students planted lima bean seeds (they grow the fastest).  The students experimented to see if the seeds can grow under different conditions. The seeds are planted under the different conditions as described in the book “The Tiny Seed” by Eric Carle (placed into a cold …

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