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Category Archives: Curriculum

How often has this scenario played out in your classroom? You’ve planned a fantastic lesson that involves students working together and learning together. In your well-crafted plans, the students are engaged in the activities,supporting one another, and growing as a learning activity.  Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?  So why don’t these activities always work out as planned?  Although Continue Reading


BEHAVIOR IS STRENGTHENED OR WEAKENED BY ITS CONSEQUENCES.   WHAT ARE CONSEQUENCES?  (CONSEQUENCES ARE THE EFFECT, RESULT, OR OUTCOME OF SOMETHING OCCURRING EARLIER).  EXAMPLE: The accident was the consequence of reckless driving.   There are 3 different types of consequences:  Logical Consequence is when a consequence is logical when it is related to the child’s misconduct.  An artificial consequence iswhen a consequence is Continue Reading

TALK TALK TALK!  Model! Model the correct use of words, the use of familiar word sinew situations and in longer sentences, and the use of new words. The more that teacher model language for babies and toddlers, the more children learn.  Ask Questions!  Ask different types of questions, including open-ended questions.  Give them enough time to respond.  Giving Continue Reading

Bully Thoughts

I think we should move away from using the word “bullies” with our children. The term is a label, which sets kids up for failure. To say just because someone made bad choices and bullied another person they are a “bully” means that you’re creating an identity for that child before they have a chance Continue Reading

5.  Music Activities help promote and encourage the children’s listening skills, creative expression and social interaction.  When music is used, children are able to explore sound, volume, tempo and rhythm.  (There are many educational concepts taught through music out there that  fit the curriculums of today which produce the rhythm and movements that children need to build Continue Reading

We are continuing our search of how to make the right decisions to the dilemmas not only in our own lives but when we face the dilemmas of today’s children in our schools.  We already faced two examples about Gary and the Hunt family.  I wonder how you did in solving them?  What was your Continue Reading

From part 1, we ended up discussing “TRUSTWORTHINESS” and its variety of behavioral qualities.  Let’s add “honesty” as the first quality under trustworthiness. Webster’s dictionary defines honesty as “fairness and straightforwardness of conduct.”  (She is admired for her kindness.)  When it comes to making an ethical decision, honesty becomes a part of the fundamental value.  We Continue Reading

K-3 Ideas

Put These Ideas
Into Practice!

        What children learn through

·      Teaches child’s vocabularies to

·     Teaches sharing and taking turns
and improves cooperation

·      Teaches
hildren to develop empathy and express emotions

·      Teaches children
 develop patience and tolerance

·      Teaches
hildren to feel successful and gain independence      

Allow Enrichment
Experiences for Children K-3

·          Read the comic strips from the local
newspaper.   Teacher can cut the comic strip, write on the back of each strip a number so you know the sequence order, mix them up, and let the
children in groups of four arrange them in sequential order.   Or white-out the comic strip sayings and let the child create a new story.

·          Find familiar pictures or commercials
in magazines, cut them out and use them as their first words in reading what they see everyday in their environment like a stop sign or a Burger King picture.

·         Use magazines or newspaper pictures and/or
pictures of families, show the different kinds of emotions like smiling, being angry, crying and then ask the children questions about the pictures.  Let the children draw how they are