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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.
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Auld Lang Syne ~ Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.

Not kindergarten really but a beautiful video and music. Happy New Year!

A view of the Scottish scenery taken from across Scotland. Accompanied by the music Auld Lang Syne by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. I hope you enjoy viewing. (Happy New Year!

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Making predictions about melting ice

Making predictions about melting ice | Kindergarten | Scoop.it

Making predictions and testing theories is an important habit for children to develop.
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Welcome to Mrs. Schur's Computer Lab!: Word Clouds for Younger Grades

Welcome to Mrs. Schur's Computer Lab!: Word Clouds for Younger Grades | Kindergarten | Scoop.it

Fantastic idea for letter sounds, shapes connections

Welcome to Mrs. Schur's Computer Lab!: Word Clouds for Younger Grades http://t.co/bcDDyLe8 #kinderchat #1stchat #2ndchat #3rdchat #edchat...

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Top Posts of 2011 from me and my blogging friends

Top Posts of 2011 from me and my blogging friends | Kindergarten | Scoop.it

I remember finding each of these posts in my Google Reader throughout the year. Thanks Deb Stewart! Looking forward to more great ideas in 2012!

This has been a big year for blogging and my blogging friends have amazed me with all the wonderful ideas they share so I have been collecting the "Top Blog Posts" shared by my fellow bloggers over the past week to now share with you all...Read...

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5 Things I Didn't Learn From Testing

5 Things I Didn't Learn From Testing | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
I thought it might be useful if I talked about what I might be missing if I focused too much on data. The names have been changed to protected the tested.... 1.  Michael has a twin sister.
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Now We Are Six: The Hormone Surge of Middle Childhood

Now We Are Six: The Hormone Surge of Middle Childhood | Kindergarten | Scoop.it

Interesting read on young school age children.

Around 5 or 6, children experience an endocrinological event that propels them toward the ability to control impulses, to reason, to focus, to plan for the future.

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Kindergarten: Math Skills Prove Key To Later Academic Success, Researchers Say - Huffington Post

Kindergarten: Math Skills Prove Key To Later Academic Success, Researchers Say - Huffington Post | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Kindergarten: Math Skills Prove Key To Later Academic Success, Researchers SayHuffington PostEven after accounting for differences in IQ and family income, Duncan found that those who learned the most math in kindergarten tended to have the highest...
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Number of the Day Routine

Number of the Day Routine | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
I was recently reminded of the Number of the Day routine from Jenny Orr and her first graders.

In Chapter One of my book I talk about number sense routines being a daily part of my math workshop...
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kindergartenlife

kindergartenlife | Kindergarten | Scoop.it

Tech use in Kindergarten

http://t.co/FWqxZhe7 new post about SMARTboard awesomeness @bonniebird #kinderchat @Leahwriting @llea_dias @JulieGRogers @dpowers85...)...

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Learning Ideas - Grades K-8: Wreath Craft made with Paper Hearts

Learning Ideas - Grades K-8: Wreath Craft made with Paper Hearts | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
RT @ckoos1: RT @LearningWR: Wreath Craft made with Paper Hearts http://t.co/zRR1Coyw #crafts #homeschool #ece #preschool #kids #elemed...
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Everything I Need To Know - About Education - I Learned In Kindergarten - iPads in Education

Everything I Need To Know - About Education - I Learned In Kindergarten - iPads in Education | Kindergarten | Scoop.it

Reprise of a neat post on the importance of traditional kindergarten learning.

 

I happened to be doing a workshop at a local elementary school recently when I had an epiphany.
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Project Leaders - The Play Project

Project Leaders - The Play Project | Kindergarten | Scoop.it

Good list of the Kinderchat Play Project options

 

This is Home Base for the Play Project! Play Ball!

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How I Manage Symbaloo

How I Manage Symbaloo | Kindergarten | Scoop.it

Thanks again Matt for sharing your thinking. Symbaloo is still overwhelming me by its scope but you have shared your process nicely here.

I still have another post coming about symbaloo to discuss more in depth how I use the website in my class. This is post is more about how I manage Symbaloo. Special thanks to @SymbalooEDU for such a great site!

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LIke vegas, one day conference, 2 days #kinderchat : ) No fires, but new fangled thang called swim up snack bar might be a nice replacement

LIke vegas, one day conference, 2 days #kinderchat : ) No fires, but new fangled thang called swim up snack bar might be a nice replacement | Kindergarten | Scoop.it

I love Vegas! Add a swim-up snack bar and I'm in heaven.

LIke vegas, one day conference, 2 days #kinderchat : ) No fires, but new fangled thang called swim up...
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Seconds, A Look Back at 2011

Seconds, A Look Back at 2011 | Kindergarten | Scoop.it

Thanks for passing on this neat idea Matt.

This week I saw an amazing video post by @bengrey where he used one second video clips to create a video story. (check it out  here ) Then I saw @shareski's post using the same concept ( here ).

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wish for 2012 a great #kinderchat gathering

wish for 2012 a great #kinderchat gathering | Kindergarten | Scoop.it

I hope to catch more than a few of these #chat sessions in 2012!

ME! --> : My wish for 2012: a great #kinderchat gathering. Whos with me?

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Why Books Are Better than e-Books for Children

Why Books Are Better than e-Books for Children | Kindergarten | Scoop.it

Interesting. Thanks for sharing, Jon.

A literacy expert suggests that when we read with our children from e-readers, we may be be impeding their ability to learn.

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Half of Minnesota's kids aren't ready for kindergarten; website helps gauge if yours is | Grand Forks Herald | Grand Forks, North Dakota

Half of Minnesota's kids aren't ready for kindergarten; website helps gauge if yours is | Grand Forks Herald | Grand Forks, North Dakota | Kindergarten | Scoop.it

Article about isyourchildready.com

The site has a 10-minute quiz designed for parents with questions about their child's development.

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Helping Your Pre-Schooler With Math-Number Triplets and Addition Supplies | Early Childhood Education

Helping Your Pre-Schooler With Math-Number Triplets and Addition Supplies | Early Childhood Education | Kindergarten | Scoop.it

We never seem to have enough "number sense."

 

Today s topic іѕ going tο move us from thе area οf understanding numbers tο actually manipulating numbers.

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#ccGlobal qrChristmas wiki and Advent Calendar - Advent Calendar

#ccGlobal qrChristmas wiki and Advent Calendar - Advent Calendar | Kindergarten | Scoop.it

Little late reaching me this year but might be night next.

RT @louwinsr: Share the spirit of #Xmas, seasonal greetings from schools all over the world http://t.co/3VqPTpjE #ccglobal #qrcodes #elemchat #kinderchat...

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Our friends in Calgary and around the World « KinderGarden123

Our friends in Calgary and around the World « KinderGarden123 | Kindergarten | Scoop.it

Need to send this one to my Principal. I do not have the tech resources to do this and yet I am personally connected through #kinderchat. If you have IWP or good projector setup, you can do this as well. Join the conversation!

@isteconnects click here http://t.co/b9PBhgJZ news piece on how #Kinderchat classrooms connect online each morning @happycampergirl #edtech...

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ReindeerCam

ReindeerCam | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
RT @topsurf: This is great for young children-reindeercam http://t.co/rlwMmBaP The reindeer get fed by Santa @ 10am & 5pm est.
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Home from Iraq, soldier surprises son in kindergarten class

Home from Iraq, soldier surprises son in kindergarten class | Kindergarten | Scoop.it

The 12 Days of Christmas could be just about homecomings. Oh there's no place like home for the holidays!

 

An Ogden kindergartener got an early Christmas present Wednesday when his dad came home from Iraq for the holidays to surprise his son in class.
Five-year-old Carver Jewett is proud of this soldier dad.

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