Our five-year old LP will be starting kindergarten in just a few short weeks . All summer he has oscillated back and forth between stating that fact proudly (“I will be in kindergarten soon!”) and being nervous (“I don’t want to go to kindergarten!”). However, another pattern this summer is how much LP has been in … More Who is REALLY in charge here?
I cried a little today We went to kindergarten open house today. The whole way there both kids sang “kin-der-garten OPen house, kin-der-garten BLAH blah blah . . .” When we entered the multi-purpose room with its kid sized chairs we took a seat. The teachers were introduced, and then the teachers took the incoming … More Thoughts on my son entering kindergarten
There are lots of rules in our house. Sit at the table when you are eating. Don’t stand on the printer (yes, this had to become a rule). And of course the ubiquitous “follow directions.” But as LP gets older and I find myself wanting him to understand the principles behind the rules. We eat … More The #1 Rule for My Kids
I’ve been a teacher for 10 years, and since my very first year I’ve been interested in literacy. I’m fascinated by the way people learn how to read, and especially how older children and young adults develop the knowledge and tools to access consistently more advanced texts. So, it should come as no surprise that … More Kiddo Update: On Reading and Writing