• 5 Tips for Prepping Math Kits for Distance Learning

    5 Tips for Prepping Math Kits for Distance Learning This school year will be unlike any other.  Many schools have opted for full remote learning, while some are doing a hybrid model or in-person instruction.  Just recently, my district decided that students will be beginning the year remotely for the first nine weeks.  While I […]

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  • The Fine Motor 15: Begin Each Day Making Hand to Mind Connections

      Read about why I decided to say goodbye to traditional morning work, and hello to “The Fine Motor 15!” I have taught kindergarten since 2006.  In recent years, I have noticed a serious decline in my incoming kindergarten students in the area of fine motor skills.  In the age of the iPad, we have […]

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  • Kindergarten Morning Work Re-imagined!

      Making a Change to what Kindergarten Morning Work looks like… After seeing so many of my students struggle with basic fine motor skills, I knew I something needed to change.  Enter what I call “The Fine Motor 15!”  I decided to scrap the traditional morning work worksheet and begin each day with 15 minutes […]

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