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Posts Made By: ruralteacher
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 12-02-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ruralteacher
Thank you for this, Lakeside! It does look like...

Thank you for this, Lakeside! It does look like it would be very helpful!
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 12-02-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ruralteacher
"He was smart but was also like that when he made...

"He was smart but was also like that when he made a mistake on a lesson or lost at a game or wasn't called on first or not the line leader or... you get the picture... It was horrid."

YES! This is...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 12-01-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ruralteacher
Child becomes super angry/physical whenever he is told "no"

An almost-4-years-old boy in my class cannot handle being told no. He has a complete meltdown, including throwing chairs (!!), kicking, hitting, and, of course, screaming. Teachers and aides tend to...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 12-01-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ruralteacher
Thank you for your suggestions and resource link!

Thank you for your suggestions and resource link!
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 11-19-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ruralteacher
Ideas needed for class of 3.5-4 year olds

After many years of teaching a pre-k class, I am going to fill in on a 3 month maternity for the 3.5-4 year old class. Those of you who teach 3-year olds, could you please share with me some of the...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 09-11-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By ruralteacher
Being sensitive to students of non-traditional families during "Family" theme

I would love some activities to use with my pre-k students during our time exploring families, particularly creative art activities. I wanted to have the kids make something to display about "Our...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 08-19-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By ruralteacher
Challenging pre-k boys

My incoming class, which starts next week, is very boy-heavy. There are three of them who have MAJOR behavior issues. Two are friends, but are always screaming because one has done something to the...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 08-19-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ruralteacher
4K bathroom

We meet in a church basement. Our room is at the end of a long hallway, with no in-class bathroom. We definitely have scheduled potty breaks throughout the day where everyone is required to try and...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 11-04-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By ruralteacher
How do you manage 2 classes a day?

I am considering a pre-k position that has two classes, morning and afternoon. I currently have just one class, all day. What kinds of things am I going to need to know, or do differently, if I move?...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 12-28-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ruralteacher
Ideas for Winter theme

I would love to see teachers sharing art/music/science/math activities for the Winter theme. One activity I'm going to try is from Pinterest (LOVE the preschool ideas there!). Draw a large snowman on...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 11-09-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ruralteacher
Teaching Social Skills

How do you teach children the skills needed to get along with their peers? I have a small pre-K class, but two of the children are very angry kids with poor coping skills (easily frustrated/angry,...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 09-10-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ruralteacher
Thank, mamaduff, for the ideas! I will continue...

Thank, mamaduff, for the ideas! I will continue to write down the behaviors. Conferences with parents next month will be fun.... not!
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 09-08-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ruralteacher
Challenging behaviors

I am a pre-k teacher, and we started school last week. One of my students has very challenging behavior, and after one week with him I am exhausted! I have to watch him constantly! Help! Examples of...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 08-03-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ruralteacher
Scope & Sequence

I have also been looking around for scope & sequence information. This site has one for all subject areas that seems very well laid out:
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Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 08-03-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ruralteacher
Lesson Plan Format for Circle Time and Work-with-Teacher

I am looking for a way to organize my circle time notes/activities/songs/books for each day. I could create one myself <grin!> but I'm hoping someone else has one I can use. My center uses Creative...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 07-25-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ruralteacher
Book Boxes in PreK

I use the book boxes from Lakeshore in my classroom. I introduced them last year (my first year). After dividing all my books into groups by author, I chose the 6 biggest groups and made picture...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 07-24-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ruralteacher
Constant interruptions in pre-k class

Last year, I taught a preschool (3/4) class at a day care center. This year I am the pre-k teacher, hoping to focus more on activities that provide kindergarten readiness. I would like to use small...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 07-10-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 133
 
Posted By ruralteacher
Teacher News

I love to read about the positive things happening in education...teachers who are making an impact in their classrooms and in their communities, i.e. Teacher of the Year recipients (take us inside...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 07-08-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ruralteacher
A Great Preschool Blog

I agree with Realistic PreK; finding activities to tie in with state standards would be great (even if it's not our state, most of the standards are similar).

My favorite blog is "Teaching...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 07-08-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ruralteacher
First Days of School

Congratulations on your new job! It is so exciting getting ready for school! A book I found extremely helpful is, "The First Six Weeks of School," by Paula Denton/Roxann Kriete. (This is one of the...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 07-08-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ruralteacher
Pre-K blogs

Teach Preschool is the best of the best. She has a blog, and is also on Pinterest.
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 11-05-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ruralteacher
transitioning to nap time

Thank you to all who responded to my question. I wish our schedule was flexible, but it is not. Recess is before lunch, and nap time begins at 12:30. I am also teaching solo, so that makes things...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 10-30-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ruralteacher
Transitioning from lunchtime to naptime

Does anyone have any tried-and-true methods for having kids get their blankets, sheets, and a book, and settle down for quiet time? My guys seem to think now that lunch is over it is playtime. I have...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 10-30-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ruralteacher
Veteran's Day activity

Something I did with my second graders, and will do with my pre-k class, is to send a letter home asking parents if they have any family members who serve(d) in the armed forces. If so, would they...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 08-14-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By ruralteacher
Kindergarten send-off ideas

I have a student who is leaving our day car/preschool in a couple weeks to start kindergarten. I was wondering if any of you do anything special for your students who move on? This is our first...



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