The following are three blogs that I like to read. Each one gives me information, ideas and encouragement that I can bring to my own preschool classroom.
This is a blog run by a librarian, Jules
The blog is entirely about children’s literature. Good literature is more than just a great story. Fantastic illustrations are a part of what makes a good children’s book. The blog was started as a place to talk about the books Jules read. Not only what she read, but to share the books with the world, as well as having a starting place for discussions about books. I’ve been following the blog for quite a few years now, and have found some amazing books to use with my preschoolers. The blog features authors and illustrators I have often not heard of as well as sharing information about events in the children’s literature world. It is one of my favorite blogs overall!
Another blog I read is called First Grade Glitter and Glue, from a teacher in Texas.
Like most teachers, Marisa blogs because it is a way to collect ideas for her classroom as well as share ideas with other teachers. I love how positive her blog is and what great ideas she has. She also posts a lot of printables that I’ve used in my preschool classroom.
The last blog is from a third grade teacher, Jenny.
Jenny started her blog as a student and wanted to have a place to keep her ideas, tips and thoughts in a convenient place. Blogging is a good way as well to give and receive feedback on ideas. I like that Jenny does a lot with math on her blog, because that’s something I struggle to add to my lesson plans. She also updates her blog fairly regularly, and that’s a nice thing.
I agree that blogging is a great way to organize ideas, tips and information as a teacher. I know that I get a lot of good ideas from blogs and the internet, as well as from co-workers and friends who are in the teaching field. I’ve played around with blogs in the past, but never really kept up with it, but I think this is an opportunity to keep track of lessons I do, interesting activities, and all the fun and silly moments I have with my kids. I also hope that with this blog I can learn from classmates in this class, and hopefully I can give them some ideas as well!