Here is the last post before the new year. I always like to be refreshed for the coming year. It seems like after the Christmas break, it is a downhill race toward the end of the school year. Hopefully these posts will give you some things to think about coming into the next section of the year.
Finding the Time for Independent Reading – Every Day, Every Kid– Pernille Ripp advocates for more independent reading time in the classroom.
Maybe Next Year… Pernille Ripp suggests that, while these students are with us, we try to teach/influence/lead these kiddos instead of ‘just’ hoping that next year’s teacher will fix it. We won’t always succeed, but it is a good thing to strive for.
Kagan on the Carpet- Strategies for Little Ones– Great tips for doing Kagan groups on the carpet.
A Project-Based Learning Activity That Can Work in Any Classroom– A.J. Juliani is one of the go to educators when it comes to PBL and Design Thinking. He always has inspiring posts.
Top 5 Rekenrek Activities- Christina Tondevold is my new favorite for helping build true Number Sense. In this video, she shares some ways to use the Rekenrek.