March 30

Loving Others

When asked which is the greatest commandment, Jesus replied, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”  Matt:37-39

He also said, “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”  John 13:35

This is the time of year when we always need to revisit how to treat others. We recently discussed this poster which is posted in my classroom as another reminder.

March 30

Easter Eggs

Dylan’s mom made beautiful Easter eggs with the children during her Parent Spot. They reminded me of Faberge eggs, and I showed the class some examples of these jeweled eggs on the computer.

March 29

Cluster Map

Did you know that you can click on the cluster map to the right of the posts to see from where people have been visiting our blog? The two hits from Africa have been from Steven’s dad while he was on a layover from a flight to Nigeria and Dylan’s family when they were visiting family in South Africa. We have been learning geography as we find these places on the map. The N/A hits are usually from cell phones. Where will the blog go next?

March 22

Wonder Words

We have added a new feature in our classroom. When children read just right books, they should know almost all of the words in their book choices. However, if they come across a word they don’t know, they may add it to our “Wonder Words”.  We define the words together. They are very enthusiastic about this activity and their vocabulary is growing! I have a hunch that I’ll start to see these words in their written assignments.

During reading today, we defined gawked, cinch, instantaneous, unravel, and feeble.

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March 22

21st Century Teachers

What is a 21st Century teacher?  This topic is being debated in the world of education today.  At KRCS, we believe that within the context of mastering core subjects, 21st century learning includes:

1.  Global awareness

2.  Creativity and innovation

3.  Critical thinking and problem solving

4.  Collaboration and communication

5.  Information media and technology skills

6.  Life and career skills