So as the holiday season approaches, I’m anticipating my kinders to be talking nonstop about Santa. I already had one student tell another that Santa isn’t real and I just brushed it off and changed the subject. How does a kindergarten teacher handle situations like this? I still want them to keep their innocence and believe but what do I do when they approach me and ask if he’s real or not?
What are your thoughts on giving out homework during a break?
Our Thanksgiving break is a week long and some teachers are giving out packets while some are just doing nothing. I am in the middle. I want my kiddies to enjoy the time off but I also don’t want them to forget everything we have learned so far.
I have conferences coming up next week.
Any tips for a new teacher? They are scheduled for 15-20 minutes.
We are going to be learning about food starting next week and want an easy recipe the kids and I can make in the classroom with only access to a microwave. Any ideas?
My room parent wants to make a yearbook with all the pictures I’ve taken thus far in the classroom. I think it is a cute idea and the parents/kids would love it.
Only thing is I do not feel comfortable emailing photos I have taken without asking parent’s permission to do so.
How would you handle this situation? Should I send a letter home asking if they are okay with it? Am I thinking too much into it?
People who are not teachers do not realize how fragile our jobs are. We help mold numerous human beings EVERY DAY. We touch hearts, wipe tears, sometimes cause tears, and so much more aside from teaching. When you sit down and really think about it, it can blow your mind.
What we say and do with our students are experiences they will most likely remember throughout their lives.
Strive to make it a positive one.
Anyone used Donorschoose before?
I am thinking of setting up a project to get a document camera/projector for my classroom. Anything I need to know?
After a day in the classroom, when things didn’t go accordingly to plan, I try to not dread going in the next day but rather look forward to it and see what I could do differently to get the results I want be it behaviorally or academically.
How you step into the classroom in the morning dictates how the day will go so even if I am not feeling all dandy, I still try and go in with a positive outlook and say things WILL be great.