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Drawing a Lesson: Familiarity Breeds Creativity

November 27, 2018 – 4:11 pm | One Comment | 3,039 views

Putting herself in an unfamiliar learning setting, Christiane Dufour experienced first-hand what happens in the “making” process when one is unfamiliar with the materials and the techniques associated with them. It brought home what three …

Artful Tinkering in Kindergarten: The creativity table

November 14, 2018 – 11:51 am | 4 Comments | 2,796 views

Be sure to scroll down in this post to see the many photos of children’s work, and their descriptions of what it made them think of.
These days, many educators are preoccupied with helping their students …

Enter K – Exit Play?

November 2, 2016 – 4:54 pm | Comments Off on Enter K – Exit Play?1,912 views

Is Play on the Endangered List of our Kindergarten Practices?
A friend of mine, an experienced teacher, was reminiscing on her years teaching kindergarten. She regaled us with funny stories, precious moments, and some great aha! …

K is for Kindergarten: Why parents matter in the transition to school

June 8, 2016 – 10:52 am | One Comment | 1,885 views

I still remember the day I went to our local school to inquire about registering my daughter for kindergarten. It was going to be a big step for her, and I vaguely felt it would …

K is for Kindergarten: Easing into school

April 14, 2016 – 11:34 am | Comments Off on K is for Kindergarten: Easing into school1,241 views

This is the first in a series of posts dedicated to the wonderful world of kindergarten.
It’s the time of year when parents of pre-school aged children are thinking of kindergarten, and the Great Transition from …

The Tablet in the Room: Tablet Technology in Kindergarten

September 25, 2013 – 1:35 pm | One Comment | 14,478 views

Tablets, most often though not exclusively iPads, are fast making their way into the class.  I’ve often been asked whether they should be put in the hands of kindergarten children and, in my answers, I …