Our first trimester of school has come to an end. That always signals the beginning of "hectic season".
Those weeks from Thanksgiving until winter break are always so busy. It's tough to fit everything in. PLUS the kiddos are ready for that break. Fitting in our social studies standards regarding customs and traditions during this holiday time couldn't be more perfect. It keeps them engaged. No reason to try and divert their minds from where it is already wandering... it's time to embrace the holidays.
I think classroom environment is important. It's important that all that your students' environment is not only fun to look at, but engaging and meaningful as well.
Whenever possible, I try to ensure that whatever I put on my walls can serve many purposes including beautiful decor. Hey - we spend a lot of time in there - it needs to look good!
I've known and worked with a couple of the teachers that man our Kindergarten team for nearly 20 years! They are amazing kindergarten teachers and work their tails off to ensure those kiddos are ready for first grade.
One of the concepts they begin with each school year is color recognition and our entire school supports them!
I STRONGLY believe that teachers have more important things to do than worry about supplies, material storage and clean up. I also believe, strongly, that kiddos are more than capable of running the physical ins and outs of a classroom. Even those little peeps.
Have you been following along with TEACHER WEEK over on Blog Hoppin'? There have been some INCREDIBLE link ups happening with all sorts of teacher fabulousness!
Today is all about Sanity Savers.
I feel like I have way too much to say about this subject! I could talk about it forever.
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