The first year we decided to take ESGI on the road to the SDE I Teach K! conference in Vegas we had an awesome time, but we wondered, “Was it beginner’s luck?” In 2015 we decided to “double down” and go back for a second year. We met more teachers, gave away more prizes and did double our fun from the first conference. This year we are headed back to fabulous Las Vegas with even bigger and better prizes in the bags. We know it’ll be outstanding. The third time’s the charm, right?!
Hi, It’s Kaitlynn again! Hope everyone is having a good school year! There are so many things I have learned this year. One BIG thing we learn in school is how to be ACCEPTING and KIND to others.
My new friend, Jordis knows all about that. She is a kindergartener from California. Her mom tells me, “Jordis's K/1 combo class is across from the K/1 special needs class. They often team up with the kinders from that class and Jordis gets paired with one of them to read together. One of the moms of a girl in the special needs class told me today that Jordis was so sweet helping her daughter in art class. She was like a little teacher.”
The 31st Annual 2014 KTOT Conference is just around the corner and ESGI is excited to once again be an exhibitor!
New for this year, ESGI is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Chrysal Radke (Kreative in Kinder) to help produce custom Texas TEKS based tests into ESGI. The new Texas TEKS assessment tests will be available to all ESGI users starting in 2015!
Are you always on the hunt for new ideas to implement in the classroom? Want to keep up with the latest trends, news and happenings in education? Twitter can be an excellent tool to communicate with fellow educators and professionals in the field. If you're still wondering... "What is Twitter?" Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co-workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, and frequent messages. People write short updates, often called "tweets" of 140 characters or fewer. These messages are posted to your profile, sent to your followers, and are searchable on Twitter search. Teachers are on Twitter every minute of every day. There are daily hashtag chats where educators from around the globe collaborate, share interesting tidbits, and make lifelong connections never before possible. But before you write off Twitter as just another social media "FAD," take a look at these top 5 ways Twitter can enrich the classroom.
Do you remember what it was like to start school for the first time? How you couldn’t wait to get that new lunch pail, the new clothes…and CRAYONS!
Each year, thousands of kindergarten students experience the “first-ness” of school. It’s exciting to watch the wonder of learning…it’s why we teach.
To inspire us all, we want to hear it from their little mouths as they experience the newness of school. We want to see it through their eyes!
ESGI will be featuring 4, 5 and 6 year olds who are just starting their school experience in our new series “Kaitlynn and Friends Go to School.” We will be asking them questions about school, and anything else they want to tell us! Their answers will be spontaneous and un-coached. It’s sure to make you smile!
Now it’s time to meet our hostess, Kaitlynn.