Story by Chris, a Kindergarten Teacher, in Fort Wayne, IN.
As a gift for my students, I knitted each one a warm winter scarf. The kids were excited to receive their scarves, and they looked so cute wearing them home. The next day, one little boy came to school without his scarf. He explained that the night before his mom had mentioned how cold it was going to be in the morning, so he secretly wrapped his scarf to give to her so she wouldn’t be cold. It was heartwarming to know this little boy already knew how to pay it forward.
This story was featured in the February edition of the Classroom Connection newsletter. Read more helpful tips and tricks from that edition below:
Story of Month
Lights, Camera, Read!
Phonics “Tool Box” Holds Instant Appeal
Here’s How You Spell Spelling Success
Dancing with the Alphabet Stars
File Folder Kits Make Word Building a Breeze
An Old Game Offers New Possibilities
Skits and Songs Foster Fluency
A Recipe for Repeat Success
Encourage Fluency the High Tech Way
A Day for the Books
A Homey Approach to Comprehension
Bringing Students Up to Speed
Puppet Play Invites Student Involvement
A Week’s Worth of Vocabulary
Word Harvest Time!
Generating Clues for Meaning
Passports to Language Skills & Abilities
Fast Food for Thought
How to Teach How-To Writing
Simple Tools for Positive Writing Results
Authors as Mentors
The Proof is in the Color
Three Reading Intervention Ideas to Try Today
Music Is Key
Fill in the Blanks
Raising Student Confidence Levels