As I get back into a routine for next week, I have been sitting at the computer for hours doing lesson planning. Winter themes on the plans for Kindergarten for the next few weeks: snow, snowmen, mittens…January brings a long stretch of teaching with just one day off for Martin Luther King Day later in the month. It is good to get into a flow and routine with the kids. This is when I begin to see huge changes in my students. It is like a light bulb goes off in January and things really start falling into place. Reading and writing get more fluid and they become little learners. I love watching it happen. The snow day Friday gave us all an extra day of vacation but now it is time to get into the “nitty-gritty” of Kindergarten.
While I sit at the computer planning and finding fun activities for my class, I often take my own “Brain Breaks.” I do them with my class all of the time. I just turn on some music and we dance and move and basically give our brains a break! While I was taking one of these brain breaks, I came across a short video of kids helping kids and I thought I’d share it here. It was too sweet not to, and really just heartwarming. I love when I see kids doing the right thing and helping one another. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXclIgBDFtc
It is all a part of watching children bloom – kids can be so amazing.