5 and 6 years old

Talking Shapes with Kids

Talking Shapes with Kids

I have been spending time talking with kindergarteners, first and second graders in schools about my shapes book (coming from Stenhouse, Spring 2016). Many more school visits are ahead of me. I have written up some reflections for a more teacher-ish audience than...

Spirals

Spirals

A few weeks back, this short cryptic video came to my attention thanks to the magic of Twitter. https://vine.co/v/MMEJuOXYndP Thanks to kids connect (@KinderFynes on Twitter) For more than a year now, I have been posting links and other short bits on Twitter using...

10-minute reading time

10-minute reading time

A while back, bedtime was spiraling out of control. The kids share a room; they would be wound up at bedtime and the transition to sleep was not happening smoothly. We had a big, big problem on our hands. We solved the problem with 10-minute reading time. The...

Easter candy

Easter candy

Easter Sunday saw St Paul, Minnesota waking up to weather perfection. Sunshine, low seventies (Fahrenheit), cloudless sky. Truly amazing. There was a loon on Lake Phalen! This was the sort of April weather that brings Minnesotans out of their homes to rediscover...