5 and 6 years old

As children get to be school aged, their language and math get more complex. Ask “How do you know?” and listen to their amazing thinking.
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...