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Posts Made By: RealisticPreK
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 07-03-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
Great advice, but I gotta respond to the query re...

Great advice, but I gotta respond to the query re difference between pre-K and preschool.

Oh there’s a difference alright!! Pre-K kids do have a bit longer attention spans. Pre-K kids nay have...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 07-02-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
Keep the job and wait for another opportunity to...

Keep the job and wait for another opportunity to apply for the pre-K room.

Besides, they may just be letting her do pre-K for the summer only.

I would do a great job this summer for...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 05-05-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
Re small groups, will you have an aide? I did 20...

Re small groups, will you have an aide? I did 20 minute groups, 3 groups of 6 kids each. See what prekinders.com has to say.

My aide did handwriting and art and I did math. The third group...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 05-05-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
I sent you a message. In short, I recommended...

I sent you a message. In short, I recommended Leapfrog Letter Factory DVD. Heidisongs.com for great CDs and her blog, thisreadingmama.com, and go to Archives on this website and look for Jacque and...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 03-19-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
Canít help with fonts

Www.themeasuredmom.com has a couple of kinds of handwriting practice sheets with a starting dot. I use these often.

I love her letters of all sizes worksheets!
Board: Kindergarten 02-19-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
It sounds like you mean orally blending c/v/c...

It sounds like you mean orally blending c/v/c words?? As in blending c and v and c, rather than what I've been doing which is c/vc blending?

That makes sense. Okay, I will start doing that. No...
Board: Kindergarten 02-19-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
Ah, I haven't started with ending or middle...

Ah, I haven't started with ending or middle sounds.

I could do that.

Thanks so much for your response, Munchkins!
Board: Kindergarten 02-18-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
Word families

I teach prek this year for the first time and have never done word familiies before, but I know other prek classrooms are doing them. (Previous years I taught the 3 year olds)

My kids are...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 02-18-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
https://handsonaswegrow.com/simple-machines-for-ki...

https://handsonaswegrow.com/simple-machines-for-kids-the-pulley/

Hope this helps.
Board: Kindergarten 01-25-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
Iím bookmarking this way. My pre-K kids learned...

Iím bookmarking this way. My pre-K kids learned 11 sight words thru songs but that does take a while. These ideas are useful!!

Thanks.
Board: Kindergarten 01-25-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
Iím bookmarking this page for the responses!

Iím bookmarking this page for the responses!
Board: Kindergarten 11-19-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
I currently teach preK, and I don't know what...

I currently teach preK, and I don't know what this is, but it sounds interesting. I'd love to get some titles!!

I have told (not read word for word) students some books that probably qualify for...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 11-19-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
Heard of this?

Has anyone had experience with Action Reading, a reading program for children and illiterate adults? (website: www.actionreading.com)

I'm considering buying it ($59) to supplement what I already...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 07-06-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
Look at the Kindergarten board also

I'm pretty sure I very recently read a kindergarten teacher saying (not on this board, apparently--I just checked the entire first page of entries on the Kindergarten board of this website) that she...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 07-03-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
If it's handwriting or cutting with scissors, I...

If it's handwriting or cutting with scissors, I group by different levels so you can work with the 2 who have difficulty with either skill, while the rest putter along doing their work.

I have an...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 05-01-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
I would leave. What it something happens with...

I would leave. What it something happens with that CPS situation? Would you be responsible?

Also, what a shame. You probably won't be able to use this place as a work reference, either.
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 04-23-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
Use DVD and CD

I teach young children, and they learn letters and especially letter sounds using the Leapfrog Letter Factory (cost $12). I skip the intro and go straight to Letter A and then we watch as long as...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 04-22-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
Perhaps type up grids. I have a list of kids...

Perhaps type up grids.

I have a list of kids names down the left side. I have a bunch of boxes after the names. I laminated it. I posted one on the bathroom door. That one has a list of...
Board: Kindergarten 04-22-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
I actually teach 3 year olds who go on to the...

I actually teach 3 year olds who go on to the PreK room next.

I do teach the children to recognize and name lowercase letters and their sounds (as well as capitals, of course). I love using the...
Board: Kindergarten 03-30-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
Handwriting

I teach young 4's to write their names.

I have been teaching the children to use one capital and the rest lowercase letters, but my director prefers all capital letters, although she is willing...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 02-19-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
Q ideas

I traced a capital Q on 20 purple sheets of construction paper (purple for royalty) and a crown on a half-sheet of yellow paper, and the kids cut out the Q, glued on the crown, and made a face in the...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 11-28-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
Thank you for your recommendation. I haven't...

Thank you for your recommendation. I haven't heard of this collection, and I am so grateful that you told me about it! I am going to check it out. THANKS AGAIN.
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 11-10-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
a DVD for learning number identification

Is there a DVD out there that is effective at teaching number identification for 4 year olds? I already use the Heidi songs Jumping Numbers CD.

I'm trying to find something for numbers that is as...
Board: Kindergarten 10-10-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
I might be too late to help you, but this is what...

I might be too late to help you, but this is what I do:

A puffy caterpillar in the shape of a C. I trace them, and the kids cut out. (you know, like you trace little C's around to form one side...
Board: Kindergarten 10-10-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By RealisticPreK
I rhyme their names every day as I call them to...

I rhyme their names every day as I call them to go to the bathroom, or line up. So for Mary, I say Terry, Larry, Sarry, then I pause and say Mary!!



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