Over the Christmas break Lexie and I indulged in a few episodes of Sesame Street. What I didn’t expect was that I would observe good teaching strategies along with the silliness of the characters. Two segments really stood out to me:

Super Grover 2.0 – the new and improved version from when I was a kid.
-> according to the Sesame Street site, ” The focus this season is math and science learning, so Super Grover 2.0 zooms in with some fabulous advice: Use all your senses to explore the world around you, and ask questions and experiment to find the answers. ”

Abby Cadabby’s Flying Fairy School
-> “Problem-solving is always the lesson of the day at Abby’s Flying Fairy School! In these segments, Abby and her classmates show that overcoming challenges and finding solutions doesn’t require magic—just logic, reasoning, and a little bit of cooperation!”
-> she also uses “Twinkle Thinks” (think alouds)

Good reminders for heading back to the classroom on Monday.


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