ProTeacher Community - Search Results





Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


Members have more search options! Sign Up Free!

Search Results


Showing results 1 to 25 of 72
Posts Made By: Lorraine2
Board: Kindergarten 04-15-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Lorraine2
Lucky you

She is great - I would try to get my hands on the curriculum (teachers quides) for the summer if you can and for writing get as familiar as you can with the Writing Workshop format of teaching. Her...
Board: Kindergarten 03-21-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Lorraine2
You probably won't like my answer

but I don't think you should do anything. Is your daughter upset? She probably won't be if you don't make a big deal about it. I think if the inversions are infrequent - that the teacher is...
Board: Kindergarten 03-18-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Lorraine2
I do use F & P

to level some books - those I use for reading groups and tubs for reading volunteers to pull from.
Board: Kindergarten 03-18-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Lorraine2
The sisters recommend

that you organize your classroom library by topic and then you teach the kids to pick a just right book. They do not think that you should level your library books. There is an article on their web...
Board: Kindergarten 03-15-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Lorraine2
I believe that about 47 of the 50 states have

adopted the standards. I know that there are very few that have not. I love the new standards - they are written separately for each grade level and you can look at the next level to see where the...
Board: Kindergarten 03-12-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Lorraine2
We don't get it all in

What is Math? :)
Board: Kindergarten 03-12-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Lorraine2
I am half day

Yes - I do count on parents to work with the kids at home and try to have volunteers to give the kids whose parents don't help some extra support.

I am having real trouble finding time to assess...
Board: Kindergarten 03-11-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Lorraine2
I agree with sevenplus - daylight savings time is...

I agree with sevenplus - daylight savings time is here - warmer weather. they should be running around outside.
Board: Kindergarten 03-06-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Lorraine2
I agree with mushell in that they are not all...

I agree with mushell in that they are not all independent, but many of them are - I switched from 3rd/4th grade this year and found many 3rd and 4th graders that were not independent at all. I would...
Board: Kindergarten 03-04-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Lorraine2
My Best Students come ready to learn

Academically they know 30-40 letters and some sounds. They have been read to and so they know how a book works. They can count and ID most of the single digit numbers. Most important is their...
Board: Kindergarten 03-03-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Lorraine2
Have them write on a whiteboard or another

vertical surface. I have been told by the OT's in our building and others, that kids will naturally start at their bodies and push the pencil away - thus the starting at the bottom. If you clip...
Board: Kindergarten 02-20-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Lorraine2
I don't agree with all Mrs. Wong says...

I don't think that blends are word chunks - they would only help in decoding if the kids already know them from other words. Chunks are just parts of words that kids already know because they are...
Board: Kindergarten 02-19-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Lorraine2
We use F & P levels

our district wants them at Level C by year end - this is the top of the range Fountas and Pinnel assign to kinders.
Board: Kindergarten 02-10-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 37
 
Posted By Lorraine2
I agree sevenplus

those were my exact thoughts. Yes - maybe they can do these things - but what are they missing out on - childhood is so fleeting.
Board: Kindergarten 02-09-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 37
 
Posted By Lorraine2
I agree

I finally have my 1/2 day schedule adjusted so that I can fit in all that I can in that time and ....YEP it is missing the fun. The kids are not excited and they do not cooperate if they are not...
Board: Kindergarten 02-02-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Lorraine2
Google Mrs. Shehan

She has a link on her website for this family project plus others for each month.
Board: Kindergarten 02-01-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Lorraine2
I did it last year with 3rd graders

I think that you could still do the same or maybe a modified framework for kinder. I had a 5 day rotation - Day 1 was with me and they would get a new sort - Day 2 they did a speed sort - you have...
Board: Kindergarten 02-01-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Lorraine2
I did a mini-unit on the 7 islands of Hawaii

and Volcanoes last year when I taught a 3/4 split. I don't know if you can modify any of these ideas - but we talked about the state. It is kind of cool because their culture is so different from...
Board: Kindergarten 01-30-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Lorraine2
I plan to talk about what groundhog day is

and then go on some websites. www.hoghaven.com is a great site. They have recordings of the sounds that groundhogs make and the kids love it! If you like to hear kids laugh check it out. Then I...
Board: Kindergarten 01-29-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Lorraine2
Thanks PeaceRunner

The update is that the police never contacted parents. Upside is that the little boy is now getting the social work that I have been trying to get for him all year. Magically he now fits into the...
Board: Kindergarten 01-29-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Lorraine2
I don't really differentiate right now

I am not really grading the homework - it is just practice. I send home sight word and handwriting practice (that is only because the parents were hounding me for homework) but if I know a kinder...
Board: Kindergarten 01-28-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Lorraine2
I share your strong opinion - I love this

I too, am sick of parents asking me for more homework for their kids. They want me to send home books for their kids to read. I don't want to lose books and I need them for guided reading. I tell...
Board: Kindergarten 01-28-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Lorraine2
I agree about Kindergarten EDM

but once they are in first grade it is great. I have done 1st, 3rd and 4th and it is a wonderful program - our district test scores have skyrocketed since adopting it about 8 years ago. I like that...
Board: Kindergarten 01-24-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Lorraine2
Just one more thing

I talked to the safety guy in our district. He is an ex-cop and he was the one who reviewed my plan for me. He feels that most likely this mom has had some sort of trauma herself and that is why...
Board: Kindergarten 01-22-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Lorraine2
What I have done in the past with these types of...

What I have done in the past with these types of criers is sympathize with how they feel and then point out that it didn't really solve their problem. If their pencil lost it's lead - crying did...


Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:17 PM.

Copyright © 2014 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net