Thursday, May 24, 2012


I have been so excited this entire Spring about having a student teacher! Ms. W did an outstanding job and now I'm so thrilled for her because she just landed her first teaching position! She will be teaching Kindergarten in a nearby district. =)  I was so lucky to have such a talented student teacher. Now I can't wait to visit her room and steal share lots of teaching ideas! This is the goodie basket I put together for her....but once I found out that her teaching assignment would be Kindergarten I cleaned out my storage closet and gave her lots and lots of other items for getting her room started. Yea!!

Now onto the summer journals...
Ms. B down the hall shared this with me. I love the idea of sending something for my students to work on over the summer but I don't want it to be a "chore." I have always encouraged my kindergartners to write over the summer and have sent them home with extra journals and materials. Ms. B took it one step further and created a Summer Journal Idea List.

I love how she blended Kindergarten skills (letters/numbers) with writing about first grade.  Another idea we discussed was to offer a "prize" to the kiddos that finished the journals and brought them back to us in August. Oh well....that's an idea to add to the file for next  year!   Thanks for reading and I hope everyone is hanging in there if you are still in session! Enjoy the rest of your week ...
                                                      Ms. M


  1. I really like this idea, especially the list of ideas to write about. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great idea and what a sweet gift!! I am so excited for your student teacher. I can't wait for my own classroom.

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

    1. It is worth the wait! Best wishes to you and you will have your own room before you know it. =)


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