Thank you for watching our online seminars and thinking about your own teaching practices. Because of your question, I have added a new resource on each seminar page — a typical kindergarten full-day schedule, plus a four-page photo essay documenting “settling-in time.” This transition time between home and school honors the social nature of learning and gives children responsibility, community, and choice. The two morning routines they do consistently all year long — daily Name Ticket writing and fluency building with high-frequency “heart word” sentences — are quickly accomplished. This gives the children choice time and leaves the teacher more time to work with the developmentally-younger learners with handwriting.
Please know that I will respond to one question at a time. You may also want to re-read each seminar’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). We have provided quick links to each, found under the tab, “Help/FAQ”, at the top of this page.