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Posts Made By: Silvergu
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-10-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Silvergu
Letter Factory

I would recommend purchasing the Letter Factory DVD. Watch it together. I used it with much success with my minders who had no letter knowledge. It is a catchy tune to learn letters and sounds. Best...
Board: Kindergarten 06-07-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Silvergu

We have Treasures as well. I thought the Grammar section was good but the actual writing was weak; lists, closed sentences, etc. I feel it does not align well with common core. Next year, I plan to...
Board: Kindergarten 03-27-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Silvergu
A must!

I went several years ago. It was by far the best conference I attended. I learned so much and was inspired by many of the teachers. You will love it.
Board: First Grade 03-03-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Silvergu

The Three Little Pigs
Fairly Fairy Tales
Piggie and Elephant series

Good luck!
Board: Kindergarten 01-14-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Silvergu
Team teaching

I loved team teaching! My partner and I planned the lessons together and decided who was stronger for each subject or alternated. During small group time, we decided what each of us would teach;...
Board: Kindergarten 12-08-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By Silvergu
Santa's Sleigh Drop

From the Pond has a free activity on TPT that I am using to introduce subtraction. The kids love it and relate to the theme.
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 09-27-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Silvergu
Some ideas

Chex mix can be made ahead of time and you could use some of the Halloween candy.

I like to buy jalapeņo jelly and pour over Philly cream cheese and serve with chips. Almost no prep.

Board: BusyBoard 09-27-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Silvergu

Most people use PowerPoint because it is easier to move images and text rather than Word. A lot also buy or make the graphics/ fonts that go along as well.

I tinker with it and it is nice to be...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-27-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By Silvergu
Brooke You sound like a wonderful parent and...

You sound like a wonderful parent and advocate for your child. I understand that it must be frustrating to have an entire new team to serve your child. But that should not be the matter. ...
Board: Kindergarten 09-27-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By Silvergu
California Treasures Users - Help Needed

Our school district is using Treasures for the first time. This is a big change for us. In the past, our kiddos learned 100 sight words and were required to read at DRA 4 to 6 to be a grade level.
Board: Daily 5 09-25-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Silvergu

If he could not draw until recently perhaps some how to books of drawing may help him. Drawing is a form of writing. Use a highlighter to write the word and he can trace over it. Other suggestions,...
Board: Daily 5 09-25-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Silvergu
Some things that may work A visual individual...

Some things that may work
A visual individual schedule
A first, then board. First sit, then write. In the beginning it would earn him a reward...something he would like and could not get...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-24-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 47
Posted By Silvergu

Most nights we eat together. It is our only sit down meal togetther. My 5 year old sets the table and tries to help with meal preparation; mostly, as a taste tester. We do have the tv on in the...
Board: Kindergarten 09-24-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Silvergu
The beginning of the year is always exhausting. ...

The beginning of the year is always exhausting. I have taught always k with up to 28 kids in a " regular" room. Some tips that have worked for me is to group tables for multiple purposes. If you...
Board: Kindergarten 08-17-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Silvergu

I say /a/ and read it that way as well.
Board: Kindergarten 08-12-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Silvergu
My top picks

I have purchased many items but tend to use only bits and pieces.

Here are some items that I have consistently used.
Zero the Hero unit by Growing Kinders
Ar! Pirate unit by Babbling Abby...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-08-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Silvergu

You could serve tea sandwiches, scones, fruit salad. Everything could be made ahead of time.
Board: Kindergarten 06-18-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Silvergu
Still are some favorites

I am wrapping up my kinder year....

This year I loved,

Using ESGI for assessment. I liked how easy it was to use and customize. Parents loved the specific feedback.

Using math work...
Board: Kindergarten 06-14-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By Silvergu

I have sent a weekly packet for years now. I send it out Friday and it is returned the following Friday. Why?
A lot easier for me to manage.
Easier for working parents.
A lot less incomplete...
Board: Kindergarten 06-12-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Silvergu
Math work stations

I have used them for the past year and loved it. I have 11 stations and we rotate through them about once every few weeks. I do not change them all at once and after a while the content is similar...
Board: Kindergarten 06-04-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Silvergu

Each child is different. This year, I had one little girl with no school experience and she is right on par with her peers. I also have a child with 2 years of head start and is very behind. I...
Board: Kindergarten 05-27-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Silvergu

I set up my listening center using one computer, a headphone splitter, and a few books; sometimes just one. I have all my CDs uploaded onto iTunes and change my playlist. I train the kids that...
Board: Kindergarten 05-27-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Silvergu
I can see your point

From my understanding, each state is allowed to "add" up to 15% more to the CCS. For example, CA, where I teach, kept much of the measurement and geometry standards that currently exist in our...
Board: Kindergarten 05-23-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Silvergu

Yes, child's name....
You can go home now.
Have a great summer.
Board: Kindergarten 05-20-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By Silvergu
Tear as you do

I tear the pages off as we complete them. Then, the next day they just open the book and find the page we are completing. Our math books are by unit and I no longer do this. I send the book home...

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