I taught kindergarten for 16 years and was a district k-1 strategist for 2. I have a masters degree in curriculum and instruction from Dallas Baptist and a doctorate in early childhood studies with a minor in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Texas. I am currently working for Dallas ISD as a prek instructional specialist.
Today we read The Night Before Valentine's Day by Natasha Wing. I read the book up to the last page and then stopped and had my students make predictions about what they thought was in the box that the principal gave the students. The students drew pictures and wrote about their predictions. Then we read the last page of the book to see what the principal really gave the students.