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Posts Made By: Kindercowgirl
Board: BusyBoard 10-27-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Kindercowgirl
starting blogs

I just want to applaud you for this message. I have learned so much through blogging, not just from other bloggers who I now consider colleagues and trade ideas with regularly, but also through my...
Board: Kindergarten 11-25-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Kindercowgirl
Thank you so much for all your suggestions! Some...

Thank you so much for all your suggestions! Some great ideas to get us going.

Our upcoming science objectives are soil and rocks and I know I don't want to put dirt in there (I know it would be...
Board: Kindergarten 11-24-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Kindercowgirl
Rigor in Sand Table Activities

We are lucky enough to be moving to a new building complete with developmentally appropriate Kinder furniture. (We aren't used to that because over the years our old kitchens, etc. were removed...
Board: Kindergarten 11-20-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Kindercowgirl
Standardized Testing

Does anyone else give a standardized test in Kinder? Does it count for your accountability? We have had a lot of pressure put on us to prepare the kids for this test (even though it's only supposed...
Board: Gifted Education 08-14-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Kindercowgirl
If my kids can pass the "pre-test" on Monday then...

If my kids can pass the "pre-test" on Monday then they get to create their own word list (some really challenge themselves). I would also sometimes choose words out of their specific writing that...
Board: Gifted Education 08-14-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Kindercowgirl
I have documented some of our classroom...

I have documented some of our classroom activities on my blog at "notjustchildsplay" (sorry can't post a link yet). I taught both Kinder (that would be the older posts) and 1st Grade last year so...
Board: Gifted Education 07-07-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Kindercowgirl
You want to go deeper into their given...

You want to go deeper into their given objectives. Even though they are GT, you will still likely have a spectrum of academic abilities; they also may have gaps from what they have already learned....
Board: Gifted Education 04-02-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Kindercowgirl
What beautiful boxers in your avatar! I...

What beautiful boxers in your avatar!

I don't really have any suggestions but just think that is so sad. By the time they got in and settled... Maybe something with vocabulary or a novel project...
Board: Gifted Education 01-29-2011, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Kindercowgirl
We read the "Journey of Edward Tulane" by Kate...

We read the "Journey of Edward Tulane" by Kate DiCamarillo (I know that spelling isn't right-the author of "Tale of Despereaux") this year and I just adore that book-my kids did too! We did a lot...
Board: Gifted Education 01-15-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Kindercowgirl
I taught that class for years and loved it! I...

I taught that class for years and loved it! I can't post a link yet but my blog is called notjustchildsplay . I've documented lots of pictures of activities/projects I did with my GT K's.

Remember...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 12-05-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Kindercowgirl
http://notjustchildsplay.blogspot.com Also a...

http://notjustchildsplay.blogspot.com

Also a teacher blog-just documenting/sharing activities I use with my kiddos. I love seeing pics on other teachers' blogs, so I try to use a lot of them...
Board: Gifted Education 10-31-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Kindercowgirl
Our district has schools where the GT identified...

Our district has schools where the GT identified kids are in solid GT classrooms. Our school has at least one GT and 1 GT bilingual class on every grade level. We have some classrooms that are split...
Board: Gifted Education 09-25-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Kindercowgirl
Idea for Performance Project

We need an idea for something our Kinder/1st Grade GT classes can do as a kind of "performance" project. The upper grades are doing a Wax Museum with biographies-I need ideas for something our...
Board: Gifted Education 09-25-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Kindercowgirl
When you teach any number of GT students I think...

When you teach any number of GT students I think you can expect parents to ask what you are doing to differentiate for them-I expect that and actually often even talk about that at our Open House....
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 07-20-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Kindercowgirl
Workstations

You definitely do need to teach the activity whole group-usually several times, then you can even have the kids practice with a partner before putting it into the workstation. For example, if you...
Board: Gifted Education 07-04-2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Kindercowgirl
GT Icons

I teach a GT Kinder class and have introduced a number of icons to them. They really pick them up pretty easily. I often have them writing from another perspective (butterfly vs. caterpillar, Giant...


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