#SOLSC22: 4

“A told B

and B told C

I’ll meet you” back in the corner by the blocks.

“”Whee!” said D, to E, F, G.

“I’ll beat you to the corner by the blocks.”

I remember books, oral language, small groups, and short, repetitive drill work that we charted in phonemic awareness, alphabet recognition, and the sounds that letters make. I remember structure and organization that enabled me to help the sub during a maternity leave and allowed the same sub to fill in for me during my maternity leave. Another kindergarten teacher who fed my soul and kept me learning.

When we presented at a conference about how we began to work collaboratively in a “push in model”, I threatened to say, “Well, I took maternity leave and it was a done deal by the time I came back.” I did use it as my intro but then went on to explain that the plus for both of us was the fact that we were able to work collaboratively with our substitute who did cover maternity leaves for both of us!

Win / Win

Thanks, Joni Helton!

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When did serendipity actually make your teaching more effective?

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7 responses

  1. Fran, I love the word serendipity – it’s one of my dad’s favorite words. I got sideswiped by a delivery truck one time on the side of the car where I’d once hit a fire hydrant, and that took care of all of it. It was a serendipitous sideswipe.

    1. Isn’t serendipity just fun?

  2. I love your hook – starting with a reference to Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    I immediately knew it would be a reference to Kindergarten

    1. Thanks! I love that book!

  3. Goes to show that it is not just students who work thing out when they work collaboratively.

    1. More jobs should require collaboration!

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