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Board: Kindergarten 02-05-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By primaryteach
Check out my cute graphics. Com. It's cute and...

Check out my cute graphics. Com. It's cute and free for teachers. It may help. :)
Board: Kindergarten 02-02-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By primaryteach
Try Jan Richardsons book The Next Step in Guided...

Try Jan Richardsons book The Next Step in Guided Reading. It was a huge help when I moved to K. She also has a great website rich with free resources. Good luck!
Board: Kindergarten 12-06-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By primaryteach
Reading books is a great go to for me. It meets a...

Reading books is a great go to for me. It meets a lot of levels and can be finished at the same time, no stragglers. Also illustrating or reading a poem or song we learned is a favorite. We keep...
Board: Kindergarten 11-24-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By primaryteach
This may be cheating but...

My class collects smileys and frownies throughout the day. When we have more smileys at the end I add that many minutes to free center time, and frownies work in the opposite way. When we get a...
Board: Kindergarten 11-08-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By primaryteach
The worm books

There is a series of easy readers called Brand New Readers by candlewick press that can be found in libraries and book stores featuring characters called pig and worm. The books are great for true...
Board: Kindergarten 11-04-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By primaryteach
I found the best thing is to not connect the...

I found the best thing is to not connect the clip. The kids poke a pencil through the clip in the middle of the spinner and flick it. Works great and they can do it. I make sure clips are clipped...
Board: Kindergarten 10-28-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By primaryteach
I do about ten or fifteen minutes on calendar. I...

I do about ten or fifteen minutes on calendar. I use it as a time to review skills and sneak in math standards not addressed by the curriculum. We pick and choose as the year goes on but the daily...
Board: Kindergarten 09-23-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By primaryteach
Neat idea

Thanks for sharing, Essence. That is a good idea.
Board: Kindergarten 09-22-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By primaryteach
Yikes!

They tried that with us for a year- but we didn't have to post online. Once they realized how it didn't provide the same data needed for the report card ( we grade to mastery not averaging all...
Board: Kindergarten 09-22-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By primaryteach
Does home support you?

I had a crier and when I noticed the pattern I mentioned it to the parents (what does she do at home when she is frustrated or hears no? She is having some trouble learning to be one of a larger...
Board: Kindergarten 09-06-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By primaryteach
We don't have rest. I have one kiddo who was...

We don't have rest. I have one kiddo who was taking 2-3 hour naps and falls asleep each day. But his naps are getting shorter each day. He gets up super early for before and aftercare. Poor love, he...
Board: Kindergarten 09-06-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By primaryteach
20 minutes self selected centers. Learning...

20 minutes self selected centers. Learning through play.
Board: Kindergarten 09-02-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By primaryteach
I think some admin have a hard time understanding...

I think some admin have a hard time understanding grading to mastery. Our report cards are really a checklist of skills. And the county had determined what a child must show to get a specific grade. ...
Board: Kindergarten 09-01-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By primaryteach
I stick to classical music. Classical guitar is...

I stick to classical music. Classical guitar is really soothing.
Board: Kindergarten 08-28-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By primaryteach
Watching them grow so much on such a short time. ...

Watching them grow so much on such a short time. Teaching them basic skills like getting along with others that will help them for a lifetime. All of the laughter.
Board: Kindergarten 08-26-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By primaryteach
Try

mycutegraphics . I have had great luck there and it is free for teachers.
Board: Kindergarten 08-14-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By primaryteach
Clip up the quiet friends

When many are noisy I look for my most on task quiet listener and make a big deal: Justin, you are being a great listener! You are not talking and you are looking at the speaker. Go clip up!
Then...
Board: Kindergarten 08-13-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By primaryteach
Check out Have Fun Teaching on YouTube. I'm...

Check out Have Fun Teaching on YouTube. I'm pretty sure they have a fun one.
Board: Kindergarten 07-27-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By primaryteach
Wow! I suppose you could use first and last...

Wow! I suppose you could use first and last initial or last name. Some parents may ask you to use a middle name when they see (my cousin did this- his daughter was one of five). One year I had four...
Board: Kindergarten 07-25-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By primaryteach
I agree- they just soak up praise at this age...

I agree- they just soak up praise at this age (maybe any age :) ). Actually the kids at the top get to choose their free choice center first, so it's an added plus to working their way up. The...
Board: Kindergarten 07-24-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By primaryteach
I use a clip chart and elements from wbt and I'll...

I use a clip chart and elements from wbt and I'll never go back. :) I don't do a treasure box or anything. If a kiddo gets to the top we take a moment to celebrate them with a ten finger woo- they...
Board: Kindergarten 07-21-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By primaryteach
Jacque, Thanks for the link to info supporting...

Jacque, Thanks for the link to info supporting play. Our principal asks us to submit professional readings and evidence of how we used them to support instruction. I see it as an opportunity to...
Board: Kindergarten 07-19-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By primaryteach
I agree it is tough to back after a baby. I was...

I agree it is tough to back after a baby. I was just blessed with our third child last year. I found that after having children I learned how to work more efficiently, so I got more done in less...
Board: Kindergarten 07-18-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By primaryteach
Thanks for the feedback!

It really is helping me develop a more detailed plan of how I hope d5 will go. I appreciate your help:)
Board: Kindergarten 07-18-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By primaryteach
Hi! Congrats on your new addition. I would say...

Hi! Congrats on your new addition. I would say hang in there unless its absolutely necessary. I actually enjoyed teaching right up until the birth of my three. When you are teaching you don't have...


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