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Posts Made By: Mudge
Board: Kindergarten 09-28-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Mudge
Well I've been teaching for 15 years

and my class is CRAZY! I asked for help. My friend is the school pyschologist and she came in and tried to teach a lesson and confirmed that, yes this class is crazy.

So I had a GOOD cry and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-03-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By Mudge
I agree with Linda.

He is saying hi-ya as he hits. Sounds like he is playing. My dh had to teach son good times to play and not appropriate times. Boys show affection through touch. My son, now 8 knows he can...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-03-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Mudge
Stressful start to August

Starting a new grade level. :)
Son, 2 years in hospital :(
Uncle died, funeral this weekend.
Still don't know if we have the numbers to keep all 3 kinder class rooms. Chance one of us will be...
Board: Kindergarten 08-01-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Mudge
First SiX Weeks of School

We do RC in our school and have had to fight to keep Morning Meeting this year :(. I have used RC in K, 1 and 2.

Good luck,

Remember stay calm and don't energize negative behavior. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-22-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Mudge
We have two different types of machines

We use an EMPI unit on my sons muscles to promote muscle stimulation. His left side has muscle atrophy :( He is paralyzed and the stim unit helps wake up his muscles.

We also have an Hwave...
Board: Kindergarten 07-09-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By Mudge
You will love second

I am making the opposite move, but know I will miss 2nd grade.

Board: Kindergarten 07-07-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Mudge
Data Binders is what we have been encouraged

to try. I think I will call them Busy Bee Binders and encorporate Bee stickers. I have been searching on Pinterest for ideas.

A long time ago B.E.E. binders were discussed a lot. Bring...
Board: Kindergarten 07-06-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Mudge
My 2nd graders couldn't do it without one

kid ripping a page and 1-3 forgetting to tear out. So frustrating and I will definately tear out for kindergarten!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-04-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Mudge
Ok. The fun is watching the kid create,

My daughter did this n our backyard and left a bunch around the yard. She used bitty sticks, rocks little stuff from inside: buttons, earrings etc. there is a really cool Fairy book that we checked...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-02-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 42
Posted By Mudge
Feel free to PM me if you need more ideas

My 2 1/2 year old was paralyzed at 9 mos. He has more movement now, but we would not be able to care for him without a good beanbag! On Amazon we bought a bed wedge, and we have about 15 blankets...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-01-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Mudge
I agree!

So bummed.
Board: Kindergarten 06-19-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Mudge
Data Binders

I have thought about this and started playing around with the idea in 2nd grade. Now that I am moving down to K next year I do plan on using data binders. Haven't had a chance to search on TPT yet,...
Board: Kindergarten 03-25-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Mudge

Has great lessons for reading. I bookmarked a bunch for kindergarten, as I am moving down from 2nd Grade. Something new I tried in 2nd, and plan on doing this time of year in K, is BOOK clubs. ...
Board: Second Grade 03-09-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Mudge
Do you have morning meeting?

This is the format in which we learn from the beginning that there is one speaker. If there are sidears or blurts we stop and I repeat the same thing over and over. 'Please wait, what you have to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-09-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Mudge
I brought 4 kids

ranging in age from 7 to 11 and they all loved it.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-09-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 30
Posted By Mudge

One summer everyone went Theme crazy. I recall I really liked the idea of Survivor, then realized my students were proaly too young to watch survivor.

I haven't been on in a long time, because...
Board: Kindergarten 03-09-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Mudge
I follow Pedia Staff on Pinterest for ideas

The golf pencil is for an open grip, I think.
I have privacy folders (Really Good Stuff) that helps with distractions when working. I wonder why he is looking around when cutting. That is one I...
Board: Kindergarten 03-09-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Mudge
Moving down to FULL day K next year :)

It's been 8 years and I couldn't be more excited. With the CCSS and many changes in our district I asked to move down from 2nd. So I have taught K, 1, and 2. Now I am back to K! I feel like my...
Board: Second Grade 08-10-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By Mudge
"Welcome" postcard- wordsmith needed

My brain is fried. Help me figure out what to say on my back to school postcard.

P.S. WHY, oh , why do my inlaws come on the weekend before I start school?
Board: Second Grade 08-10-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Mudge
We have inclusion students and ELL

I agree with PPs to meet with the special ed teacher asap. There are a few things that I hold sacred and it helps us build tust and a community. We have a Daily Routine that we follow and is posted...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-10-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Mudge
Yes and I was hecked at local hospital for

blod clots. It's an easy test, an ultra-sound of your legs.
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-10-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Mudge
Don't forget to only focus on 2 or three goal

and try to ignore annoying behavior. I don't ignore unsafe behavior, but IGNORE most annoying behavior. I assuming since the child needs an individual plan he or she has significant needs. I would...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 07-30-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By Mudge
I saw this yesterday

My friends had her daughters project hanging on the dining room wall. The teacher took a profile picture of her blowing. Then made a "dandelion" fashioned from a stick and a pom-pom ball of white...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-30-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By Mudge
I wouldn't wait

Go ASAP for that blood work. I wish I could tell you what other tests you should ask for, but if you are in a suburb - don't fool around with a local hospital. Drive somewhere with a good...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 07-12-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By Mudge
Room Rescue

Recieved this idea from Proteacher years ago.

Each child has a weekly job. At the end of the day we have the following routine.

After Read Aloud

Complete your Room Rescue Job
Place your...

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