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...wandering in the words of a good book
Wife to one, mom to four, teacher to many, owner of a bazillion books
Interests: reading, writing, singing, teaching, photography, and coffee--anytime of day
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Click the button to find my kindergarten corner of the blogosphere! Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2011 at Singalullaby
Posted Mar 6, 2011 at Singalullaby
Looking for me? I'm knee-deep in kindergarten fun! Check it out at ReadWriteSing Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at Singalullaby
Keep Calm-o-matic poster generation. My creation says "Keep Calm and Remember To Sing". Click the link to check it out and make your own! Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at Singalullaby
Call them what you like--resolutions, goals, plans--, a list for 2011 just seems like a good idea. Here I go...... 1. Goodbye, 'garnet/sand color combo' in the bedroom. I'm liking chocolate/sand/frost; fortunately, this change does not involve repainting the walls!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2011 at Singalullaby
Patchwork pumpkins, rolling down the you get to play with paper and glue at your job? The best part of this lesson was the lead-in literature, one of my fav books, The Runaway Pumpkin. The text is rhythmic and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at Singalullaby
Children like to use cameras. I have a digital camera in my classroom and one of our daily jobs is "reporter". I usually follow the reporter and later, secretly, retake his/her photo for clarity's sake! Although some pics are priceless... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2010 at Singalullaby
To all of my friends who are teaching in the public schools, navigating the space with 22+ students--- I may have a very manageable class of eleven, but I bet most of your conferences didn't each last 45 minutes! Next... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at Singalullaby
You guessed it, Kelli!! :-)
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It was even better LIVE! Class of 2011, you rock! Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2010 at Singalullaby
Since starting the private blog for my Kindergarten class, I have neglected this little corner of my world. That fact alone is a marker of what life is like at the moment! Awake at 5:30am, at work by 7:10, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2010 at Singalullaby
Finding art projects that are suitable for 21 kindergartners and first-graders can be challenging. This lesson produced beautiful results! The children applied torn paper to the vase outline, then drew the flower centers with crayons. After the flowers were set,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2010 at Singalullaby
Yesterday was our tenth day of Kindergarten and a special visitor dropped in: Zero The Hero! A $5. doll, red washcloth, golden castoff trousers from the Rapunzel phase, and threaded needle enabled me to create a handsome hero! He arrived... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2010 at Singalullaby
Everything I planned for the weekend will probably take a backseat to journaling; I found the BEST journal pages at Grace Is Overrated! Thank you, Christie, for making these pages printable! I'm printing and binding and plotting and.......procrastinating a bit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at Singalullaby
A week before school started (!!yikes!!), my classroom received the royal treatment. Each morning, I feel as if I'm stepping into the pages of a storybook. This is our circle-time rug and reading corner. The painted trees will soon become... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2010 at Singalullaby
Compliments of Super Happy Girl! Are human beings really so clueless that they would need to have this spelled out for them?! Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Singalullaby
Yippee! A quick search revealed that the Perseid Meteor Shower will be at its peak on August 12. I was a bit worried that it would happen in the wee hours of a school day (1st day is August 16!)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2010 at Singalullaby
"Learning to act in a new way requires... being drawn toward something you want..." The path to my job change has taken a few unexpected turns, but I can say today that I am delighted with the new job assignment.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2010 at Singalullaby
Dear DollyGirl, Once upon a time, I sat in a rocking chair and lulled you to sleep. You always snuggled in, grasping a lock of my hair and fluttering eyelashes that were oh, so long. Now, you have a bedtime... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2010 at Singalullaby
July 5...time to start planning for the school year! While hopping around the web today, I discovered a wealth of sites, to inspire you and help in the preparation process. The Teaching Heart Mrs. Verrall's Kindergarten Links The Lyons Den... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2010 at Singalullaby
My husband makes the laughter flow around our home! Thanks for making me a mommy, honey. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2010 at Singalullaby
From The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg: "This Is life, huh...? We lose something here, we get something there. The trick is to stop looking in the old place to find the new thing." Something was lost... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2010 at Singalullaby
The trio is headed to Nationals! Wouldn't you love to be this flexible? Ah, youth! Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at Singalullaby
MidBro concentrates on the perfect pitch. Yeah, it was a strike. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2010 at Singalullaby
I've spent the afternoon blog surfing and found some yummy stuff to share! Check out the "Mom's Got A Latte Do Today!" pdf for list-making organization. Need a plan for building character with your children (or, hey, yourself!)? There are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2010 at Singalullaby