When I think about the Internet or technology in my classroom, I think about how it will be beneficial and meaningful to my student' learning. I ask myself two questions: Are the activities meaningful? Will their learning be enhanced or reinforced about a unit of study, concept or skill? For me computers and iPads should never replace direct learning and in my opinion, never, never, to learn ... Read More about Abcmouse.com Wonderful Website for Parents & Teachers
This week I was able to attend SDE's National Kindergarten Conference in Las Vegas. I was a first time attendee and definitely going back next year. I had the opportunity to learn from inspirational and amazing experts in the world of kindergarten. I definitely have my mind set and excited about implementing new ideas and using new tools in my own little classroom that will engage and enhance my ... Read More about SDE National Kindergarten Conference
Education is always changing, just how we aren't driving the same car from 15 years ago, we can't be teaching how we even "taught" last year! One big movement in education right now is technology use in the classroom! Technology has always been used though; I remember the first time we had a computer while in grade school. I was in 6th grade, One BIG TAN BOX with the screen, the size of today's ... Read More about I have an iPad now what?
Every year getting ready for the first day of kinder, is like the very first day of teaching kindergarten for the very first time for me. I think I'm just as anxious, nervous, but excited, and with butterflies in my stomach just like the kids. Then like flood gates being opened, I have parents and kids all walking in at the same time. Some happy and excited, others holding on to their ... Read More about First Day of Kinder Teacher List
As many of you are packing up your classrooms, getting ready for summer break, well, I am unpacking mine and setting up for our new school year! This is why: In 2007, House Bill 198 was enacted to establish a fund to allow New Mexico public schools and districts to develop a six year pilot project that extends to the school year for kindergarten through third grade by up to two months for ... Read More about Kindergarten in July