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Posts Made By: ilvmykds
Board: Kindergarten 12-13-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ilvmykds
Running Records

Running records should be given on a new/cold read. You can do this weekly with your students for an informal running record, but usually RR are used to determine a student's reading level. You...
Board: Kindergarten 08-26-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ilvmykds
Listening Center

I use my listening center as an easy planning center, especially when there's a substitute. All my books are on CDs. I find this very helpful. Most of the books have 2 copies if not more. All...
Board: Kindergarten 08-03-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ilvmykds
Btw

After the first year, I found myself supplementing toward the end of the school year with some other word family work. I would often use Words their Way to help with this.
Board: Kindergarten 08-03-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ilvmykds
F & P Phonics

I have used the scope and sequence in the front of the book. I would look ahead at the next month's activities, get the materials ready for each lesson and place them each in their own gallon size...
Board: Kindergarten 07-13-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By ilvmykds
50 sight words

We cover 50 sight words in our district. They are so capable of learning at least 50 words!
Board: Kindergarten 06-24-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ilvmykds
Yes in Kindergarten!

You can definitely use WTW in Kindergarten. Just be sure you have the right sort books. There is Emergent Spellers and Alphabetic Spellers. I use them both with my Kindergarteners. The Emergent...
Board: Kindergarten 05-10-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By ilvmykds
NYS Kindergarten Scope and Sequence

I'm looking for anyone in NYS who may have a scope and sequence they would be willing to share their document. I'm looking for ELA as many changes are being made at my district at this time.
Board: Kindergarten 05-07-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ilvmykds
Units of Study

I highly recommend Lucy Calkins' Units of Study. There is a set for K-2 and a set for 3-5/6. I have used Columbia University's Teachers College Kindergarten Writing Curriculum (just a few changes...
Board: Kindergarten 05-02-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By ilvmykds
Waiting...

Sometimes I choose a student to lead Silent Aerobics. The student chooses different movements that are quiet and keep the others in one spot, but keeps their bodies moving. After a bit, they choose...
Board: Kindergarten 05-02-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ilvmykds
Beginning Assessments

We assess students in September on letter names, sounds, sight words, colors, shapes, and numbers to 20. There may be more, but I am drawing a blank at the moment. Assessing these areas gives us...
Board: Kindergarten 04-28-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ilvmykds
Weather...

Another K teacher I work with uses Sunny Day/Cloudy Day/Rainy Day. She has poster size charts of each of these with velcro on them. Hmmm, at the moment I cannot seem to remember what each student's...
Board: Kindergarten 04-28-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By ilvmykds
Used for another teacher...

Tiny little hands, and those itty bitty feet,
She’s going to be precious, and oh so very sweet

(Mom's name here) would be in her glory,
If you would bring a favorite children’s story.

Inside...
Board: Kindergarten 04-27-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ilvmykds
RookieK2010

I dealt with the same issue last year. I spoke with the father of the child to see how he felt and how he wanted Mother's Day handled. The child's mother passed just before (maybe a week) before...
Board: Kindergarten 04-27-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By ilvmykds
Light's Retention Scale

Does your school have and/or use Light's Retention Scale? Sometimes filling one of those out helps with the decision a bit and can give you more proof or help when speaking with the parents.
Board: Kindergarten 04-26-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By ilvmykds
Retain

This child seems like a good candidate for retention to me. The knowledge of letters and sounds is just the tip of the iceberg. Students really need so much more going into first grade. I feel...
Board: Kindergarten 04-23-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ilvmykds
Thank you!

Thank you for your input. I read most of your blog post. I have it open on my computer so I can go back to it when I have some more time to check everything out. I appreciate the time you took to...
Board: Kindergarten 04-23-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By ilvmykds
50 sight words

My district requires 50 sight words by the end of Kindergarten. We have benchmark expectations set for each quarter. I believe children at 4-6 years old are more than capable of learning to read...
Board: Kindergarten 04-22-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ilvmykds
Shared Reading

Caps for Sale (one of our favorites)
Night of the Veggie Monster (another favorite)
Cookie's Week
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Mrs. Wishy Washy
Board: Units of Study 04-22-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ilvmykds
Both are worth it!

In the Summer of 2009, I attended the Reading Institute and in the Summer of 2010, I attended the Writing Institute. They are both wonderful and well worth the time and money (if you have to pay...
Board: Units of Study 04-22-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ilvmykds
Walk On

"Walk On" by Marla Frazee was a book recommended by Teachers College at the Writing Institute last summer. My students and I love that book! I highly recommend it for the How-To unit.
Board: Units of Study 04-22-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ilvmykds
Thank you

Thank you for this post. I was thinking about it. This is the fourth year I have used UoS in my Kindergarten classroom and I have always avoided doing the poetry unit. I may brave it out for the...
Board: Units of Study 04-22-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ilvmykds
My Kindergarten students wrote on some of the...

My Kindergarten students wrote on some of the following topics this year:
How To Ride a Bike
How To Walk a Dog
How To Make Your Lunch Choice (something they do each morning)
How To Wash Your...
Board: Units of Study 04-22-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ilvmykds
The Writing Institute (the original they began...

The Writing Institute (the original they began with) always fills up fast no matter which month. The July Institutes usually fill up pretty quickly and end up with waiting lists every summer even...
Board: Units of Study 04-22-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ilvmykds
Btw

The "Nuts and Bolts" and "Launching" books are the best ones to get from the Primary Units of Study. I am not familiar with the titles from the 3-5, though. The "Nuts and Bolts" gives an idea of...
Board: Units of Study 04-22-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ilvmykds
3-5

There is a Units of Study for Grades 3-5. You could try asking the company for a sample. For the primary units, you can get a package of two books from the original set. It's worth a try anyway. ...



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