Since its inception, Fridays on Twitter have been full of tweets encouraging the following of others. Today, we’ll take #FollowFriday over to Pinterest as I share five great pinners who I get to work with each week here in Hamilton, Michigan.
Jill Sloothaak, Kindergarten – Literature Extensions
On this board Jill is collecting all kinds of activities to use with the books she and her kids are reading in her class. Some of my favorites are for the books featuring Pete the Cat.
Brooke Vruggink, First Grade – Math
Brooke has close to 100 great ideas for making math come alive for her first graders. I love spending time in her and teaching partner Megan Reilly’s classrooms. The creativity they bring to teaching and the accountable talk they teach their students to use really build dynamic environments.
Kristi Zoerhof, First Grade – School Treasures
This board really lives up to its name as it pushes nearer and nearer to 2100 pins. Kristi is a pretty amazing educator and was my partner on the Sony Xperia Case study I featured last Spring. Her stuff on Pinterest is great and so are the resources she shares via @KristiZoerhof. She also tweets with her kids at @MrsZFabFirsties.
Teisha Struik-Kothe, K-5 Principal – School Ideas
Here is one for the administrators, especially the elementary ones. Teisha brings a special flair to Blue Star and always has resources at her fingertips to share with the staff. If you are interested in developing academic vocabulary Teisha has lots of knowledge and her board features great activities.
Jodi Hansen, Fourth Grade – School
If you are an upper elementary teacher and need new ideas for language arts, this board has you covered with all kinds great techniques. Some of the neatest things I have found that Jodi has pinned involves communicating with parents. She does a great job building that school-to-home connection.
I am a pretty lucky educator to work with these five people 2 1/2 days a week at two different schools. There are a lot of other great educators in Hamilton. These are just a handful.