Ah…the crisp cool air. The leaves changing to different colors: Fall. And it is almost over. I can only imagine what it would be like to live it a state that has all of those beautiful colors and more. ..OR maybe snow right now? Um–maybe not. 🙂 Meet a teacher who does get to experience all this glory: Kristin from A Day in First Grade. Kristin is a dear friend of mine. She used to live in central Texas so I got to catch up with her a couple of times. And let me tell ya–This girl is one smart cookie! Man-is she smart! And so down to Earth.
Last summer, she moved to Massachusetts and although I was super happy for her, I was also bummed. BUT guess what? This thing called the internet, sure does keep those who live far, still in our lives. I probably talk to her just as much now as I did when she lived here. And I can’t wait to visit her! Until then, I do want to share pics of her classroom. After checking out the pictures below, be sure to head over to her blog for a TON, I mean a TON, of awesome resources. Currently she is teaching Kindergarten. So if you are a kinder or first grade teacher–check her out!
Matching up upper and lower case letters:
Love how she was using a play on words to help motivate the students. Here she used sticky notes as GAME PIECES. The students need to find the matching pair of uppercase/lowercase letters.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Kristing has a ton of super helpful, inspiring stuff on her blog.
Check out more of Kristin’s Room head HERE. Don’t forget —even if you don’t have a blog, you can still send me pictures and I’ll share. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org; I don’t think there is a teacher out there who doesn’t like to peek into another teacher’s classrooms. Thank you for sharing your ideas with teachers around the world!
AND, thank you Kristin for letting us CRASH your classroom!!!