Good Day!  My name is Jodie Black.  I have been teaching kindergarten for the last 19 years, in both half day and full day programs.  At this site, I hope you will find a wealth of ideas:  writer's workshop guides,  resources, and project approach teaching ideas all aligned with Common Core State Standards.  I love kindergartners and they make me laugh out loud every single day.  Access resources from the green menu:

  • My BEST SELLER--Start to Write: Second Edition--Thousands use it!
  • BRAND NEW!:  What Do I Write?--Common Core Writing Genres.  
  • BEST LOVED!:  Start Close Reading--A reading and writing lesson set.
  • My Second Best Seller--Start Common Core Writing!!
  • Start Common Core Math--Buy one or more of the five volumes.
  • An original poetry-teaching resource guide at "Poetry."
  • A Project Approach guide at "Project Approach."
  • Project Approach resources at  "Project Approach."
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