Category Archives: Working with Kindergarteners

How do you spell …?

  Teacher:  How do you spell apple? Miss 4:  A-p-p-l-e! Teacher:  Very good!  How do you spell baby? Mr 5:  B-a-b-y! Teacher:  How do you spell doctor? Mr 6:  D-o-t-o-r! Teacher:  I’m afraid that’s not correct. Mr 6:  I know … Continue reading

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Chloe’s Bruise

Children learn spelling faster when they can relate a word to themselves.  I try to use every occasion as a teaching opportunity.  6-year-old Chloe came with bruises this morning, so I seized the moment to introduce the word “bruise” to … Continue reading

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Do you want a dinosaur for a pet?

  Teacher:  Do you want a dinosaur for a pet? Mr 3:  No!  It can eat me!  

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How old are you?

  Teacher:  How old are you? Mr A:  I am seven. Miss B:  I am six. Miss C:  I am also six. Miss D:  Five! Miss C:  Teacher, how old are you? Teacher:  How old do you think I am? … Continue reading

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From the mouths of 6-year-olds

  Teacher:  What do you want to be when you grow up? Miss 6A:  I want to be an animal doctor because I love animals. Miss 6B:  I want to be a teacher like my mother. Teacher:  Is your mother … Continue reading

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再来! 我一定能做到! (Again! I can surely do it!)

  “再来! 我一定能做到!”  (Again!  I can surely do it!) I truly love this kind of mentality  – “I can do it!” .  What amazes me is that it comes from a 5-year-old kiddo.  Many older kids and yes, some adults … Continue reading

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Catch a Mouse by Its Tail

As told by Maxwell (6 years old) My maid, Kurnia is an incredible lady.  She caught a mouse by its tail.  The tail broke and the mouse died.  So, Kurnia buried the mouse in the ground and put some stones … Continue reading

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