Being a teacher and now having a kindergartener of my own, I fully understand that Kindergarten is it's own "world". It's no longer preschool, children no longer spend carefree days immersed in free play and exploration. Kindergarten has it's own set of routines, rules and expectations. It's a big leap forward from preschool for children (& their parents).
Recently, I had the opportunity to read Susan Case's book - Kindergarten: Tattle-Tales, Tools, Tactics, Triumphs and Tasty Treats for Teachers and Parents. Susan is a retired Special Education and Kindergarten teacher. Her book is a wonderful peek into the world of kindergarten. It is chock full of insight, classroom stories, teacher tips, teaching ideas, recipes and much more.
About the Book -
I can not tell you how many times I found myself smiling and laughing out loud at Susan's Teacher Tales and shaking my head in agreement with her Teacher Tips. It's been a few years since I've been in the classroom full time and reading this book, transported me back into my own classroom experience,. It made me think of the funny things that kids have said to me over the years. It made me laugh (& cringe a little) at my own teacher blunders and feel nostalgic for those wonderful moments spent engaged in learning and fun with my own students.
Susan's love of children and teaching shine through in this book. She shares so much information in an easy, approachable and conversational manner that both parents and teachers can easily read this book and benefit from it. Susan is very open and honest, sharing both her triumphs and failures so that we can learn and benefit from them.
I recommend this book to parents and teachers of preschoolers and kindergarteners without reservation. Not only will teachers walk away from it with wonderful tips and fun ideas to implement in the classroom but parents can use many of the same tactics at home with their children.
Want to know more about Susan Case?
Visit Susan's blog Kindergarten Basics for more fun ideas, crafts, books, videos and peeks into her life.
Purchase the book -
The book Kindergarten: Tattle-Tales, Tools, Tactics, Triumphs and Tasty Treats for Teachers and Parents is available via Amazon and Goodreads.
Win the book!
Susan Case is giving away a copy of her book (tradeback or digital for Nook or Kindle) to one lucky Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas reader.
**Contest ends on 2/23/12**
One (1) lucky Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas readers
(US Only!) is going to receive a
copy of Kindergarten: Tattle-Tales, Tools, Tactics, Triumphs and Tasty Treats for Teachers and Parents by Susan Case
How to Enter:
Share your favorite kindergarten memory -
either as a teacher, student (if you remember!) or parent.
(**This must be completed in order for extra entries to count**)
Extra Entry (Optional)
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- Giveaway ends at midnight on February 23, 2012 (PST)
- No purchase necessary to win
- Must be 18yrs of age or older to enter
- US residents only!
- Void where prohibited by law.
- Odds of winning are based on total number of valid entries received.
- Winners will be chosen via random.org by 2/28/12 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.
- If winner does not claim prize within 48 hrs. or forefits, prize will be reawarded at my sole discretion.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of the book at no cost to me by Susan Case in order to review it and give my personal opinions about it. This review is my 100% honest opinion of the book. Please remember that your opinions and tastes might differ from mine.