I watched your videos and I love them. Your passion for teaching is contagious. I, a novice in kindergarten teaching, would like to ask you a question:
Routines in kindergarten….I would like to keep a balance in learning… what do you think about free activities in early morning when kids arrive (for 30 minutes) kids choose what to play with (legos, block, free coloring, puzzles) and if they have missing work, the teachers will tutor those kids. Then, they have circle time and then focused instruction before going to centers. After recess, they have a second turn for centers before dismissal (here in my country, we have school from 8:00 to 1:30 with breaks for lunch and play time)
I heard in your seminar that kids do a writing practice before getting to work. Could you please give me some insights on a classroom routines? I am looking for ideas, resources that can make my teaching practice effective, fun and meaningful.