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Board: First Grade 07-18-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By sonjateacher
Thank you

Thank you for your advice!
Board: BusyBoard 07-16-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By sonjateacher
windowless room

Just a few ideas:

1) Put up some mirrors

2) Make some fake windows :) Use borders or construction paper or something and make a fake outdoor scene inside of it!

3) Use lamps inside to...
Board: First Grade 07-16-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By sonjateacher
Job Share curriculum dividing

I'm doing my first-ever job share. I'm coming back from maternity leave and I'm allowed to take a part-time extended parental leave, meaning I can choose the percentage I come back at for a year or...
Board: First Grade 07-16-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By sonjateacher
Yup, and I even used them in K for 3 years :) ...

Yup, and I even used them in K for 3 years :) They love the ownership they have over them!
Board: First Grade 07-16-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By sonjateacher
Setting up a new room

For me the first thing I do is decide on the whole-group meeting area. Once that has been decided, everything else gets arranged around it. I try to keep in mind the flow throughout the room so...
Board: First Grade 07-16-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By sonjateacher
Bee book

Yes, I LOVE it!!!

I love the zippered pouches especially. I don't have kids shoving money in my face first thing in the morning if I'm collecting money for field trips, etc. They just put the...
Board: BusyBoard 07-16-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By sonjateacher
Room prep

That's wonderful! I'm glad you got to get organized and that you have a storage closet that works for you!

I'm chomping at the bit to get into my classroom, but they are cleaning until July...
Board: First Grade 07-16-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By sonjateacher
Homework

In my district we are not permitted to give primary students homework except for reading.

I send home levelled readers (A-Z books) nightly, and also send home the spelling words on Mondays. ...
Board: First Grade 07-16-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By sonjateacher
Duotang

Oh I think we refer to those things differently here in Canada. I found what I mean at staples. com referred to as a "Staples Poly Two Pocket Portfolio with Prong Fasteners"
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Board: First Grade 07-16-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By sonjateacher
Bee books Fish books

Super cute! I've been doing BEE books for around 5 years now and I love them. I just bought the little bee die cuts and attached them to vinyl duotangs. I personally wouldn't print something...
Board: First Grade 07-16-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By sonjateacher
Ketchup Folder

Ketchup Folders....I love the name! I think I might do that, since I already have BEE books for home/school connection, and that'll keep it more distinguisable!

I love this place. Between PT...
Board: BusyBoard 07-15-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By sonjateacher
job choices

Can you afford to teach at the private school? If it will cause you financial hardship to teach there, then I would go to the public school. If you can survive on that salary and it's dear to your...
Board: First Grade 07-15-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By sonjateacher
Busy Bee folder

I just wanted to say that I love this idea (The Busy Bee folder) and I will be trying it out this year. Thank you!
Board: First Grade 07-15-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By sonjateacher
Pinterest

I've got oodles of teaching boards! http://pinterest.com/sonjad_1979/
Board: First Grade 07-14-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By sonjateacher
rewards

I haven't really done tangible prizes except for random stickers. I just can't keep up with it (both time-wise and money-wise). However, I do whole-group prizes of extra recess time or center time...
Board: First Grade 07-14-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By sonjateacher
Great idea about buying the supplies for two kids...

Great idea about buying the supplies for two kids and re-stocking yours! Brilliant!
Board: First Grade 07-14-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By sonjateacher
Grade one love

When I was in grade one (as a student) I decided that I wanted to be a grade one teacher. Fast forward many years later and I got a kindergarten job. I was freaked out of that grade level but I...
Board: First Grade 07-14-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By sonjateacher
supplies.

The most frustrating part of supply collection for me is that I have never had an entire class bring everything they are required to. I swear the parents don't believe me when I say they need 3 glue...
Board: BusyBoard 07-14-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By sonjateacher
easel

Each room I have gone to I have not had an easel, and each time I have told the principal that it is vital to my teaching style to have one (share the pen writing etc.) Each principal has bought me...
Board: BusyBoard 07-14-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By sonjateacher
cart

What about a rolling cart like this? When you get to the stairs you could carry it up, but at least it would be easy to move through the classroom and hallway?
...
Board: BusyBoard 07-14-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By sonjateacher
After I posted my schedule I was wondering it...

After I posted my schedule I was wondering it your blocks would be back to back or not. Maybe then you could do something like

15 minute mini lesson
20 minute round
10 minute lesson

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Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-13-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By sonjateacher
K jab

Wow, I don't watch the show, but I thought that most people realized how hard a job Kindergarten teacheres have! Goes to show that there are a lot of ignorant people out there!
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-13-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By sonjateacher
holiday thwarted

Of course she doesn't WANT to give a refund, but if I was you I would politely demand it. You placed your reservation for that cabin and she can't follow through.

I would try to get the money...
Board: BusyBoard 07-12-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By sonjateacher
more scheduling

Also, since you have 2-45 minute blocks, could you do

10 minute mini-lesson
20 minute round
10 minute mini-lesson
20 minute round

which leaves you with 30 minutes for other instruction?
...
Board: BusyBoard 07-12-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By sonjateacher
Short Mini-lessons

I teach first so I'm no expert on intermediate mini-lessons, but this is a good article about them, and there are some good links.

http://www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/101691.aspx



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