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Teaching Idea from Durham, North Carolina

Measuring with Bats in Kindergarten

Hello Reader,

Today I’m thrilled to share with you that a Holiday Special is on the way!

I’ll be selling autographed copies of my book, How to Be a Great Teacher: Create the Flow of Joy and Success in Your Classroom from now until December 10th . The books will come complete with a note from me for just $10 each (there’s an additional 10% discount for orders of 20+). Kelly and I will be putting up the web page for orders this week. Check back on Wednesday for the web page information.

If you’ve been wanting to get a gift for a teacher friend, aunt, sister, mom… or if your PTA would like to purchase books for all the teachers in your school NOW is the time. Come back Wednesday to place your orders.

Enjoy your weekend and stay warm!


Teaching Tip

Many thanks go out to Academy Member Carmen Hathcock and her class of Kindergarten students from Creekside School in Durham, North Carolina for this week’s Holiday teaching idea.

Flash-back to Halloween: Carmen and her class practiced measuring with non-standard units. Here are pictures of them measuring with bats!

Students had a sheet with pictures of objects to measure – a pencil, a book, their chair, a straw, and a paintbrush. When they finished measuring those items, they got to get up and measure anything in the room they wanted!

They LOVED it!

They measured the tables, the dolls in dramatic play, the fish tank, each other, and (my favorite) they worked together (WITHOUT “prompting and support”!) to measure the carpet!!! So much fun!

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Thanks Carmen for sharing your classroom and great measurement idea with us.

YOUR class could be featured next. Send your pictures and holiday activity to info@BeeSharp.us.

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| solutions, student engagement, teaching | November 16, 2014

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Wynn Godbold is a certified John Maxwell Team Leadership trainer, speaker, and coach.

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