I love teaching First Grade, but I have to admit that my dream is to teach Kindergarten. I taught Pre-K for a couple of years right after college and loved that beginning stage. I am so drawn to websites like...
Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes
Mrs. Wills Kindergarten
Herding Kats in Kindergarten
A Place Called Kindergarten
There are so many others that I check in with every day to see what I can learn. Part of the thrill of summer for me is that for a little while I get to plan for Kindegarteners. My kids will be young when they come in and I'm allowed to use the first 4-6 weeks to get to know them and reinforce Kinder skills. I also don't have to be hyper-focussed on testing and first grade standards during the first month as we get to wait until October. I love this part!
I love working with the alphabet (click on my Pinterest button at the top of my page to see what I've pinned)
I adore pre-reader books
Miss Rhonda's Readers
Brand New Readers
There are also so many fabulous picture books out there that I love young children to be exposed to. They have unrestrained lust for new information and no filter when it comes to discussing them. Discussions with them about books gives me so many cool ideas and new jumping off points.
I am so excited to do a book study with Mrs. Wills Kindergarten because I love her blog and how she electronically organizes her weekly schedule. I want to do that this year for sure so I'll be studying her carefully.
What is your favorite part of the year? What grade would you be teaching if you could do anything?