|Posted by meaningmatters on April 28, 2013 at 4:30 PM||comments (1)|
3 Reasons Beyond the Common Core to Have Young Children Write Non-Fiction
The Common Core has placed a strong emphasis on the use of non-fiction in the classroom. Now learners of all ages need to become acquainted with the structures and features of informational texts, both as readers and as writers. More recently I have made an extended effort to explore non-fiction writing with my kindergarten children. I see many reasons, beyond the Common Core, ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by meaningmatters on March 10, 2013 at 5:05 PM||comments (0)|
Written by Kim Turgeon
Technology continues to push its way into classrooms and homes and provides many new learning opportunities. I am constantly striving to enrich my classroom through its use. This year I was fortunate enough to receive five iPads for use in my kindergarten classroom. It has taken a significant amount of time to explore the possibilities in which this new technology can transform the way I teach.
There are many outstanding iPad ap...Read Full Post »
|Posted by meaningmatters on February 2, 2013 at 11:35 AM||comments (0)|
Written By Kim Turgeon
Children today are entering kindergarten with a larger foundation of letter and letter sound knowledge than in years past. With that newfound knowledge comes the ability to write. We want children to utilize this knowledge and experience how powerful it is to communicate their ideas independently, but there are still developmental struggles that come along with writing at the age of five.
Children’s fine motor development is not yet refined e...Read Full Post »