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Board: Kindergarten 07-24-2010, 04:13 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By mkr
letter a day

I have done this for 3 years and like the outcome. I focus on the phonics. Handwriting is separate and not in the same order. I do D5 so it allows me to emphasize establishing routines and community.
Board: Kindergarten 07-10-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By mkr
sight words

I like your idea purple rose. I'm curious if you find some children just memorizing the list? Do you check words in another context or order?
Board: Kindergarten 07-01-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By mkr
name game

My students have always loved Hickety Pickety

Hickety Pickety Bumble Bee,
Who can say their name for me?

Let's all say it.
Let's clap and say it.
Let's whisper it.
Let's turn off our voices...
Board: Kindergarten 07-01-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By mkr
Fine motor activities

Here's a handout I compiled for parents
Board: Kindergarten 07-01-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By mkr
Kindergarten Kick Off

Our first day is an orientation with parent(s). It's about 2 1/2 hours.

I read The Kissing Hand and have centers that correspond. The parents and students do activities together.

I also guide...
Board: Kindergarten 06-24-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By mkr
Kindergarten Orientation

We do a 2 hour orientation that basically focuses on important information, compiling a take home binder and parent/child activities.

We would like to add an activity to allow parents to get to...
Board: Kindergarten 06-24-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By mkr
bathroom break

I use a brightly colored laminated paper folded in half that the student places over the back of their chair. I can quickly see who is in the bathroom.

Of course it is labeled. I have a FROG...
Board: Private Schools 06-13-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By mkr
book club

Is there any book clubs besides Scholastic?
Board: Kindergarten 03-27-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By mkr
Field Day

We base ours on the book Where the Wild Things Are. Got many ideas from a PE site.

Rolled Their Terrible Eyes

Materials: ping pong balls
Directions: Using a straw, students blow an...
Board: Kindergarten 02-10-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By mkr
100 Day wear

I pinned 100 bows on an apron, like Miss Bindergarten's dress in the story, Miss Bindergarten celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten. Kids love it and want to count to make sure I have 100. I used...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 02-10-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By mkr
4 corners

You can also label each corner (pictures/words) and pull corresponding pictures from a bag or hat. Easy to theme for holidays.

When learning the seasons I label each corner with a season and pull...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-04-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By mkr
b d g p q

I've used lifesavers, string licorice and sentence strips to have children practicing forming/identifying these letters. It's very motivational.
Board: ARCHIVE 07-17-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By mkr

Fantastic site.Thanks so much for sharing.
Board: Daily 5 07-15-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 36
Posted By mkr
Book "boxes"

Just came home from grocery shopping. Hefty now has JUMBO Slider bags, 2.5 gal. This will be perfect for my classroom which is small! I used the gallon size last year and they lasted, but larger...
Board: Daily 5 07-13-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By mkr

Great Job! Thanks for sharing.
Board: ARCHIVE 07-13-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By mkr
Welcome Bag Part 2

Here's the shorter one.
Board: ARCHIVE 07-13-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By mkr
Welcome Bag

I use to do one with lots of items and then downsized last year.

I work in a Christian School, so it has Biblical references.

Here's the long one.
Board: Daily 5 07-11-2008, 03:46 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By mkr

Thank you so much! It sounds like a good plan.
Board: Daily 5 07-10-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By mkr
daily 5

I love your system, I've been mulling over how to do it because I want some accountability. Thanks for sharing!

Just need a bit of clarification. What do the students do with the cards when they...
Board: Daily 5 07-05-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 28
Posted By mkr
Daily 5

Private room please! It would make finding info. easier. Thanks
Board: ARCHIVE 06-25-2008, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By mkr
frog folder

I use these with great success and have copied ideas from several sites.

Parents supply the folder,protective sleeves, and pencil pouch.

I've attached my cover/explanation letter. I print...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-28-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By mkr
Candy Awards

Just saw these, hope it helps.


1. WHOPPERS - for the best story telling.
2. MILKY WAY - for the class daydreamer.
3. MR. GOODBAR - for the student who...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-01-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By mkr

We are a private school and use DIAL 3. It assesses basics in the areas of motor, concept and language. There is also a form for parents to fill out that gives an idea of social and self help...
Board: Valentine's Day 12-30-2007, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By mkr
valentine holder

I'm looking for a new idea to hold children's valentines.

I've been making the plate animal ones for years and they just don't hold enough cards.

Board: Private Schools 11-22-2007, 03:07 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By mkr
10 Commandments

My K's love the CD - God's Top Ten

Fun songs for each.

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