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Posts Made By: sbmom
Board: The VENT 09-09-2016, 01:01 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By sbmom
Not to be mean but...

Not to be mean but I teach K and have never had an assistant. Our paras are busy helping and working with students on IEPs. It's my job to prep and do running records, etc.
Board: Kindergarten 11-22-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By sbmom
supplement in K

We have Everyday Math. Love it in other grades, it's really poor in Kindergarten. Moves way too slow for our kids, good manipulatives and games but no paper practice.

I look at the focus and...
Board: BusyBoard 07-31-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By sbmom
Great resource

Here is a great website that has lots of resources that are made for Reading Street.
Board: BusyBoard 07-30-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By sbmom
Use with anything

The book has reading strategies, prompts, graphic organizers. It has suggestions for all reading levels A-Z. It is about teaching the strategies so you can use it with any curriculum.
Board: BusyBoard 07-30-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By sbmom
Buy, Buy, Buy!

I totally agree. I've taught every grade K-5 and this is the best PD book I've every owned.

There is a Facebook page: The Reading Strategies Book Community ...
Board: BusyBoard 07-28-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By sbmom
Guided Math-Laney Sammons

I would suggest reading her book---I am not really impressed with Daily 3 from the sisters. Also, check out the blog and resources from Math Coach's Corner---Donna Boucher is a wealth of...
Board: BusyBoard 07-11-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By sbmom
Growth vs. Fixed

The book is about having a growth vs a fixed mindset. Great book and quick read!
Board: Kindergarten 06-16-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By sbmom
Agree with Unhappy

I agree with Unhappy...we have had the Superkids program in Kindergarten for the past 5 years and the teachers that follow the program do NOT have kids reading at a level D at the end of the year. ...
Board: BusyBoard 05-29-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By sbmom

SDE has some really good 1 hour webinars. Just go to their site and you will see a long list of webinars.
Board: The VENT 04-21-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By sbmom
press release
Board: The VENT 04-21-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By sbmom
Pearson Testing Suspended in MN

I love our Education Commissioner's statement at the end. Governor Dayton wants to start eliminating some testing at certain grades, this will give him more support.
Board: BusyBoard 01-25-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By sbmom

Not sure if this is what you saw but we use symbaloo. Free and very easy to use. We use it at school just the way you described. Love how it can include a picture for my kindergarten students. I...
Board: Kindergarten 11-08-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By sbmom

Here is my schedule.

9:10-9:40 Morning Meeting: Calendar Math and Phonics message on easel
9:40-10:00 SMART room: Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness
10:00-11:15 Daily 5: ...
Board: BusyBoard 11-04-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By sbmom
Ikea cardboard magazine boxes

I've had mine for 15 years and they are still in great shape. I just put a new name sticker on the front each year. They can sit on top of bookshelves, windowsill, etc. I think they are sold in...
Board: Kindergarten 10-11-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By sbmom
Yes, they can read

I kept doing Read to Self each day while introducing and practicing new things.

I teach K and have been doing full daily 5 for 3 weeks. I spent a lot of time teaching students the 3 ways to read...
Board: Kindergarten 09-27-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By sbmom
Loving it

It is my first year in K and first year implementing a 'true' daily 5 model.

I started Read to Self the 2nd week of school and we built our stamina. When we got to 10 minutes, I introduced Word...
Board: BusyBoard 09-01-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By sbmom
Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessments

I would suggest you find a friendly team member or your reading specialist and ask for help. We have been using F & P for 3 years now and we are still learning a lot about using it. It is much more...
Board: Kindergarten 09-01-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 58
Posted By sbmom
Kindergarten is special

This is my 24th year of teaching but my first in Kindergarten. My choice to teach Kindergarten came from a desire to work with our youngest students who are so enthusiastic about learning. ...
Board: BusyBoard 08-02-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 29
Posted By sbmom
Then- Intervention Specialist Now-Kindergarten...

Then- Intervention Specialist
Now-Kindergarten teacher
Board: The VENT 07-27-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By sbmom
Give it a another year

I would suggest giving the principal this year to make things better. He/She needs time to adjust, etc. just like we do as teachers.

I did give my new principal 3 years to get it together. He...
Board: BusyBoard 07-19-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By sbmom
set up day before

I would let groups know what they will be doing 1st when you dismiss them the day before. Set up a section of your white board or bulletin board for each group and they can refer to it when they...
Board: BusyBoard 07-18-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By sbmom
Guided Math

My whole school is using a Guided Math model. There are tons of resources out there. Start with Laney Sammons. She has written a few books and her book, Guided Math, is an easy read and gives a...
Board: BusyBoard 06-29-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By sbmom
Age level/topic

What age level and topics are you looking for?
Board: BusyBoard 06-14-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By sbmom
Thank you

Thanks DrivingPigeon. I will check it out!
Board: Kindergarten 06-13-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By sbmom
Thank you

Thanks to everyone for the recommendations! I'm also going to be new to K this year and love the suggestions.

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