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Posts Made By: jacque/Wa/K-1
Board: Kindergarten 02-17-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
I have a boy I want to retain this year...

I have a boy I want to retain this year also.....he too, just made the cut-off date and is the youngest in my class. His mother is my custodian at my school and dad is a truck driver, both speak...
Board: Kindergarten 01-06-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
CP student and determining reading level

Hi All,

I have a student with cerebral palsy this year and am trying to determine his reading level---he is fairly fluent but here's the rub....whenever I ask him to read to me, he constantly...
Board: Kindergarten 01-06-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
I am big on giving lots of choice so I leave it...

I am big on giving lots of choice so I leave it up to my students. They can book shop whenever they are in Read to Self or at BEAR (be excited about reading) time. I put a limit on certain books,...
Board: Kindergarten 03-16-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
I do Writer's Workshop every day (full day...

I do Writer's Workshop every day (full day kindergarten) and I love it! I model writing with their help for 10-15 minutes, then they write independently for 10-15 minutes and then we share (about...
Board: Kindergarten 11-11-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
I send home a turkey for the family to...

I send home a turkey for the family to disguise---after reading the book Turkey Trouble and Turk and Runt...we display these in the office.

I also have students make a little book called "If you...
Board: Kindergarten 11-08-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
We use grades 1-4...4's only if they exceed the...

We use grades 1-4...4's only if they exceed the standard....my students are from fairly affluent homes with lots of experiences, come in meeting some standards already, so I do give some fours....but...
Board: Kindergarten 10-30-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
Oppositional Defiant Disorder K child

Hi All,
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I have a child (boy) in my class who has been diagnosed with ODD. He is a challenge. I've taken away some recess time for unsafe behavior (using jumprope to purposely trip others),...
Board: Kindergarten 03-03-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
I begin the year with it and phase it out as soon...

I begin the year with it and phase it out as soon as they become more interested in chatting with each other....then we do BEAR time (be excited about reading). This is a partner-reading time. In...
Board: Kindergarten 03-03-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
Danielson has not changed what I do...just do...

Danielson has not changed what I do...just do what you normally do and as the previous poster said, look at the rubrics for a 4. Try not to do anything totally new, you'll be much more relaxed if...
Board: Kindergarten 03-03-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
My strategy is to "kill them with kindness". I...

My strategy is to "kill them with kindness". I go out of my way to find something I can compliment about their child, any cute anecdote that involves their child showing good manners, how smart they...
Board: Kindergarten 10-19-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
Great! I will look at both of these, that's...

Great! I will look at both of these, that's exactly what I was looking for!
Board: Kindergarten 10-16-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
I have tables and use canvas book bags that hang...

I have tables and use canvas book bags that hang on student chairs. Students are allowed to have up to 5 books in their book bag---they always have three alphabet sheets, a reading conference...
Board: Kindergarten 10-16-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
I do Daily 5 with 3 parent volunteers each day...

I do Daily 5 with 3 parent volunteers each day (different volunteers each day). My parents man Read to Self, Listen to Reading and Write the Room. I pull children from the Read to Self for...
Board: Kindergarten 10-16-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
I work in a parent cooperative so I have three...

I work in a parent cooperative so I have three different parents each morning and 1-2 each afternoon. You learn to ignore that they are there. Discipline as you would if they were not there. It's...
Board: Kindergarten 10-16-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
Personally, I'd get rid of the clip system. Work...

Personally, I'd get rid of the clip system. Work on forming those close relationships, but also make clear consequences for not complying. Send them to their table for short periods of time and...
Board: Kindergarten 10-16-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
Need Stamp maker

Hi...I'm looking for a stamp maker to make a stamp for me for use during my writing time a la Lucy Calkins....

Looking for reasonable, but high quality.

Anyone have a connection to share???
Board: Kindergarten 10-09-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
It depends...I am full day so I would not change...

It depends...I am full day so I would not change my plans. We decided as a staff not to cater to parents who pull out children for trips, so we don't provide make-up work, just put things in their...
Board: Kindergarten 09-07-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
I use my Choice Time Chart every year. There are...

I use my Choice Time Chart every year. There are 10 choices and children can move as often as they want as long as there is room for them. This works well. they can go to Legos, crayon melting,...
Board: Kindergarten 07-26-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
Jumpstart and WA Kids

Looking for others who are doing Jumpstart KIndergarten for 3 hours each day for five days. Would love to see some schedules and activities. I am not required to do WA Kids until next year, but...
Board: Kindergarten 07-24-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
Read "Daily Five" by sisters, Joan Mosier and...

Read "Daily Five" by sisters, Joan Mosier and Gail Boushey....gives great step-by-step directions on how to introduce the workshops. It is truly a way to work smarter, not harder. Though I keep my...
Board: Kindergarten 04-08-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
Love it! While walking my dog, named...

Love it!

While walking my dog, named "Whisper", a little boy (4-5) came running up behind me saying, "What is your dog's name?" To which I replied, "Whisper"---he came closer and whispered, "what...
Board: Kindergarten 12-07-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
Kidwriting by Eileen Feldgus and Isabel Cardonick...

Kidwriting by Eileen Feldgus and Isabel Cardonick
Daily 5 by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser
Teaching Kindergartners to LOVE writing Poems by Regie Routman
Teaching Writing to Kindergarten by Randee...
Board: Kindergarten 11-30-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
I buyblue ornaments (matte finish) and paint each...

I buyblue ornaments (matte finish) and paint each child's hand white then have them hold from the bottom of the ornament, wrapping fingers up around---it makes a scene with the fingers becoming...
Board: Kindergarten 11-29-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
I have taught preschool/prekindergarten for 20+...

I have taught preschool/prekindergarten for 20+ years, then went back to school for my teaching certificate and have taught kindergarten/1st/2nd/4th for 14 years....12 in K/1st.

You have to love...
Board: Kindergarten 11-29-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jacque/Wa/K-1
At this point in the year I think I would repeat...

At this point in the year I think I would repeat it back to him and talk with him privately about using "me" being a more preschool (baby) way of talking and ask if he's noticed that others are not...



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