Sunday, August 28, 2011
I goofed at first by allowing the students to choose their own spot to read, but that was quickly fixed by me assigning each student a place to read. I am also having a hard time not "eyeing" a student when they are talking or making noise. When every other student is participating correctly, I hate having to signal to come back to the carpet :o/ (we might be building stamina all year! ha!)
Another mistake I am making is only allowing student to have one book at a time. This week I am breaking out their book bags (AKA: Ziplock bags) to stash several books in at a time.
Okay, week two of the daily 5 starts tomorrow... Let's hope we make progress!
Any other kindergarten teachers out there with Daily 5 success? Please give me all your secrets!!!
Monday, August 22, 2011
(P.S. Leap Frog also has, Word Factory, Number Circus and several more videos that are just as good!)
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
The fun popcorn word wall set is from HERE.
The start of a new adventure. That’s what I’m calling it. After four years of teaching in an early childhood classroom, I am moving up to teach Kindergarten. At first I was excited about the opportunity, and while I am still very excited…I am also SCARED. WORRIED. WONDERING WHAT I GOT MYSELF INTO.
I would like to say I am completely comfortable in my new role and that I have it all figured out; but that is very far from true. Luckily, I am figuring it out with the help of great team members, wonderful co-workers, and great administration.
So here I am…documenting my journey, up Kindergarten Hill. Buckle up and join me if you’d like! I will be journaling: talking about the good and the bad; what works and what doesn’t in my classroom; and everything else in between!