Tag Archives: education

No Nonsense Numeracy

Math sure isn’t the same as it was when I was a kid! I have a distinct recollection of my fourth grade teacher, Mr. Dittus, testing us on our multiplication tables every Friday. He used the results of those tests … Continue reading

Renee Menefee: Strong Words Part II

Home Routines and School Routines

Let’s begin with a quiz about social and emotional skills! What do these things that children do have in common? Sit at the dinner table for the entire family meal. Complete a pattern with beads and string. Put your backpack … Continue reading

Transitional Kindergarten Part II with Stephanie Alexander

PART II: Interview with Stephanie Alexander, Instructional Coordinator (Shasta County Office of Education) Is There a Transitional Kindergarten Advantage? I spent some quality time talking about early learning with Stephanie Alexander and became quickly aware that she brings unique expertise … Continue reading

Intro to Quality Transitional Kindergarten with Stephanie Alexander

Transitional Kindergarten seems brand new to me, or nearly brand new. But, it’s been around since the California Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 (SB 1381) changed the enrollment eligibility date for California kindergarteners. It also required school districts to develop … Continue reading