Hello and welcome to Loving Start! My name is Michele and I am a kindergarten teacher in Canada. I taught grade one for a year and then found my passion for kindergarten. I am currently teaching my fourth year in kindergarten and have taught in Manitoba, Ontario, and now permanently in Alberta. I have also taught in Korea and was an educational assistant for four years.
My goal with this blog is to share with other my passion for kindergarten and play-based learning. I am no where near perfect and I am learning every day. Every workshop I attend and book I read inspires me even more and changes the way I teach and run my classroom. I believe in a classroom that supports students learning in their own way, no worksheets, limited teacher talk time. I believe that students should feel safe to be who they are, to feel like they are part of a community. I hope this blog inspires you and gives you some ideas for you to use in your classroom.
My classroom is different than may others you might see online. It's not organized and colour coded. It's not neat and structured. It's full of mess, chaos, and fun. Sometimes we are inside, other times our classroom is nature. I'm am fortunate enough that I have a supportive admin that supports my teaching style and helps foster learning in these young minds.
Thanks for visiting and hope you have a great day!