Kindergarten Step by Step: Edition One {Schedules}

Hey all and thanks so much for stopping in for the very first edition of Kindergarten Step by Step!  This is going to be a very detailed weekly blog series!  I am very excited to finally get this off the ground!  Let me get through some “housekeeping” tidbits and then we will get started!  Kindergarten step by step will be where you can access my blog weekly for the “behind the scenes” of teaching.  This spring we will focus on preparing for next year, this summer we will continue with that theme but really hammer down the details, and then all next year we will visit weekly on the activities we are teaching THAT upcoming week and recap the week we just taught as a way to reflect and grow our teaching.  I will be sharing weekly pictures AND videos of the lessons in action!  I am by NO means an expert, but where I lack in a PhD I pick up in passion.  I am so passionate about making a difference for students and what better place to start than with their teachers!  Being able to help…even if it’s a tiny bit is totally worth it to me!  You are all so dedicated and being a teacher “ain’t always easy,” but boy is it ever rewarding!  So, I am sticking with this motto… I’ll be writing to INSPIRE!  I’ll try my darnedest to leave you inspired and ready to tackle whatever might come your way!
As I mentioned this will be a weekly series of blog posts.  There might be weeks we skip through the spring.  However, I will try very hard to be consistent and a reliable source for you!  I want to create a community that empowers you and makes you grin ear to ear AND makes you have that contagious *sparkle.*  If we are sparkling it will be so contagious that our students will pick up on it and they love nothing better than to *sparkle* and shine!  If you would like to keep up with these posts and don’t want to miss out I would suggest that you subscribe to my blog email list.  Now, this will be different from my newsletter.  You can sign up for blog posts directly under my picture >>  I also keep up with teachers and their questions, shouts, comments, etc posts in my private KinderLiteracy/KinderMath Facebook group!  If you own either of those packets feel free to join HERE.  

Okay let’s jump into the first edition of Kindergarten Step by Step!  This first edition will focus around setting up your schedule and some new updates to curriculum for next year. You can watch this first edition of Kindergarten Step by Step below!  Remember this is just a beginning to the series as we will get to the meat and potatoes as we get closer to summer and next school year!  *Disclosure- I was attempting a conference call and it flopped so that’s what I am rambling about 😉

Packets mentioned in the video are linked below!* Morning Work freebie explore ideas HERE
* KinderCalendar {coming summer 2016}
* Sight Word Curriculum {coming summer 2016}
* Whole-Group reading curriculum- KinderLiteracy, FirstieLiteracy
* Small-Group Guided Reading program- K Guided Reading Mega Bundle
* KinderStart {coming April 2016}
*Intervention programs- Kindervention, Firstievention, KinderMath intervention {2016}* Writing – Lucy Calkin’s 
* Math- KinderMath year long program {FirstieMath summer 2016}
* Phonics- KinderPhonics year long program {FistiePhonics April 2016}

I am just thrilled to start this and want to make sure I best serve y’all!  Please let me know anytime questions you have!  Feel free to leave comments below or email me at ta******@ho*****.com  Also, know that if you’re able to make your way to Charlotte, KC, or OC …I still have conferences available! 🙂  Have a great week – – you deserve it!


  1. Sooooooo exciting to have the guidance while using your materials. I love them all and use them but feel I will be able to use them even more with the extra help you are providing! Thank you so very much!

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