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Posts Made By: kitty97
Board: Special Education 12-28-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By kitty97

I am also looking into the dysgraphia as "Passerby" mentioned. I am almost positive that that is one of the issues that the OT had mentioned/suggested we look into as well.

Yes in Texas at least...
Board: BusyBoard 12-26-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By kitty97
I currently teach at an IB PYP candidacy camp

Personally, I love it. It was difficult my first year to get the and hang of it as an outsider, but I do feel that given the resources and administrative support as well as parental investment it is...
Board: First Grade 12-26-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By kitty97
chapter book read alouds

Greatly improve comprehension as do nonfiction books.

DRA asks specific questions for retell for each level, as do other leveled assessment kits. I can inbox you a few...
Board: First Grade 12-26-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By kitty97
finger space writing paper and stickers..

[Sparklebox] literally has a downloadable template that is aptly called:

Finger space Writing frame. Reference SB227
It literally has fingers between boxes so kiddos "get" the concept. Yep free,...
Board: First Grade 12-26-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By kitty97
weighted grades

As needmyjob pointed out, you preassign percentage values for homework, quizzes, chapter assessment.etc, but it should also be something that is being used as a grade level as she also pointed out....
Board: First Grade 12-25-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By kitty97
but its.not her fault if she has a disability

It sounds like you are on the right track. It's not her fault she isn't getting her meds and she and you are BOTH being punished. It's also not her fault her homework isn't being supervised or...
Board: Special Education 12-25-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By kitty97
504-ing a firsty...long

Who also happens to be my own kiddo.
My son is passing his content and has even mastered end of the year benchmarks in reading levels and sight words. He is more of a verbal child to say the least....
Board: First Grade 11-30-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By kitty97
awwww hugs

<!--hearts-->Thank your encouraging words and advice. I agree that he is feeling overwhelmed by the constant comparisons. He even said that no matter what he does, he doesn't receive recognition or...
Board: First Grade 11-26-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By kitty97
My son is one of her top kids academically, he is...

My son is one of her top kids academically, he is able is orally pass assessments as well as computer assessments. He has mastered most of his reading objectives as of a month ago. He is her highest...
Board: First Grade 11-26-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By kitty97
First Grader w handwriting issues..long

:rolleyes::rolleyes:K, so my son is a lefty. His fine motor skills aren't developing "on target". He also had a prior teacher attempt to switch his dominant hand in writing. He writes like a prek...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-03-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By kitty97
I cant see your resource Sb5

Was it website...or a blog/store name? TIA
Board: BusyBoard 07-19-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By kitty97
yea. Thank you!

Wow, twice!!! They must be incredible! I WILL:rolleyes: share..In the meantime I am sooo curious about WHAT kinds of GOODIES. I am salivating, lol.
Board: BusyBoard 07-16-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By kitty97
non fiction titles

Usually students read non-fiction at a level or 2 below the nonfiction books for guided reading as far as independence is concerned. I feel that you should incorporate more non-fiction in titles for...
Board: BusyBoard 07-16-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By kitty97
Teacher applicant interview questions

Too funny! My facial expressions would have given me away. :o<!--eyebrow--><!--giggle-->
Board: BusyBoard 07-16-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By kitty97
Going to see the Sisters

Ok ya'll. I rarely begin threads on here....but I am so thrilled that they are coming to Tx. Yes, I paid with my own precious funds to see both D5 and CAFE. I can't wait!
<!--roseglasses--> ...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 07-16-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By kitty97
Abaydos/New Jersey Writing Project-Texas update

Wow, so 1rst week in;Truthfully, I am SOOOO overwhelmed. I feel most of it is not applicable (thus far) for early childhood. I feel it's geared towards higher elem, middle and high school....
Board: Writing & Language Arts 06-28-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By kitty97
Abaydos/New Jersey Writing Project-Texas

Yea. My district is sponsoring this inservice and I was selected to participate. I have been wanting to go for years. I need a boost in my writing instruction and I Can't wait to attend. I will post...
Board: Title I Services 02-18-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By kitty97
Thank you

I knew about some of these treasures, but was blown away w the "Dan" website. Thanks very much for sharing everyone!!
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 02-15-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Posted By kitty97
I teach ESL kinder and feel some of your pains....

I teach ESL kinder and feel some of your pains. No aid, we use small groups, tiered intervention (computer: Istation), pull out and a specials enrichment/tutoring rotation. Schools/districts are...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 12-12-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By kitty97
Ever tried wtw?

I swear by this program. Even though some kids are able to decode and read/comprehend above their grade level, they must be taught the sequential spelling stages. They must also understand that they...
Board: The VENT 08-15-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By kitty97
We are in the same boat then...

I have a similar situation...been in a title 1 district for 9 yrs and also just moved to an affluent school. I have decded that my instruction will speak the meantime, stand your ground....
Board: The VENT 08-15-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 101
Posted By kitty97
finger's crossed

I hope that this is all behind you. Hoping DC and former principal have resolved the issue. You have better things to worry about, like transitioning @ your new school and getting better acquinted w...
Board: Kindergarten 08-11-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By kitty97

Thank you soooooooooo incredibly much!<!--pinkflower-->
Board: Kindergarten 08-06-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By kitty97
all great ideas!

I usually begin with the "king" and "queen" of the day to include community building and getting to know each other. I will choose 2 students a day until each student has had a turn. The students sit...
Board: Kindergarten 08-06-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By kitty97
Reading Street Language arts Program

I've been told that RS has a sight word list/inventory of about 40 words. Can someone please PM me the list in order of introduction so that I may begin my planning please?
I teach in Tx if...

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