Crazy for Kindergarten!

It’s National Kindergarten Day–a day to remember Friedrich Wilhelm August Frobel (April 21, 1782  – June 21, 1852), who is considered to be the father of kindergarten. The first kindergarten was developed in 1873. Unfortunately, people at the time thought his “early learning through play” concept was a bit too wild and crazy, and kindergarten…

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Fun With Haiku

April is National Poetry Month. Poetry can be difficult for children to create. It’s tough to wrap your brain around a form of literature that emphasizes expression and a distinct feeling of rhythm. (What?!) That’s why haiku is a lovely way to ease children into poetry. It’s simple–and it’s fun! See my morning haiku above….

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Fabulous Flowers!

Spring is here–and that means that plants are beginning to sprout and bloom! Check out the super sweet booklet given below on the needs of a plant. This idea is one of the activities available in the May online issue of The Mailbox–Kindergarten! To get the monthly magazine, you need The Mailbox Gold. What is The…

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Endurance

I’ve been on a streak reading books about adventurers, particularly adventurers who tried to reach the poles. I’m currently working my way through Endurance by Alfred Lansing, the story of Ernest Shackleton’s attempt to cross the Antarctic continent. What a frozen land full of trials and pain! And I get frustrated chipping ice out of my…

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Happy Spring!

Although it might not look like it in a few locations, spring is finally here! I love spring. The classroom themes—eggs, bunnies, flowers, rain, baby animals—are adorable. And I personally believe that Easter candy offers the best array of chocolaty goodness next to Halloween candy. (Hello, peanut-butter-filled eggs!) Let’s celebrate spring with some super activities…

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