Name Activities for Kindergarten

Our names are important. They are part of our identities and our stories. They are generally one of the first words we learn to say, read, and write. Last week I read the book Mon nom est Tonnerre (“Thunder Boy Jr.” in English) with my class. After having a conversation about why our names areContinue reading “Name Activities for Kindergarten”

Monthly Self-Portrait Printable in French for 2020-2021

As I wrote in my earlier post about self-portraits, they are one of my favourite things about teaching Kindergarten. I love seeing them throughout the year, and as I learned March-June of this year, it works for remote learning as well as in-person. Here is a set of monthly printable pages I made for drawingContinue reading “Monthly Self-Portrait Printable in French for 2020-2021”

Exploring Student Interests in the Early Years

Inquiry Mindset & Inquiry Live Last week I listened to a fantastic Inquiry Live conversation on Instagram between Rebecca (@inquiryteacher) and Laurie (@mrsmacskinders). I had to quickly grab the nearest pen and paper (which happened to be my gratitude journal from Dr. Jody Carrington that I was so fortunate to win along with a ticketContinue reading “Exploring Student Interests in the Early Years”

Social Emotional Learning in the Early Years

It. Is. Everything. It’s in our conversations, our classroom setup, our read-alouds, and the activities we do, and it is a key lens to look through as we plan for learning. Here is a sketchnote from a professional development session I attended (virtually) in early May that shows some important examples and ideas of howContinue reading “Social Emotional Learning in the Early Years”

Bilingual Educators Virtual Summit 2020 Reflection

I love to learn from and connect with new teacher friends, so a few weeks ago I took in some of the sessions from the Bilingual Educators Virtual Summit 2020. Unfortunately that week I ended up with a migraine, and I did not catch nearly as many sessions as I had originally hoped. I wasContinue reading “Bilingual Educators Virtual Summit 2020 Reflection”

Play First Summit 2020 Sketchnotes

This week I have been watching sessions from the Play First Summit that was organized by Fairy Dust Teaching and Teacher Tom. I enjoyed listening to the sessions, creating sketchnotes and then sharing those out with a community of people from all over the world in the conference Facebook group. People from that global communityContinue reading “Play First Summit 2020 Sketchnotes”