Partner sharing: how to get your students talking

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One of my favorite engagement strategies is partner sharing. Another term is think-pair-share. Partner sharing is so important because it’s a way for students to think independently and then collaborate their thoughts with a partner. It automatically gets all students engaged with learning and holds everyone accountable. These are some of the strategies I use in […]

CVC Word Work

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Getting students to read and write in Kindergarten is not an easy task. They come into our classrooms as little children, and we are expected to teach them SO MUCH! I love teaching kids CVC words and how to sound them out, build them, write them, and read them! I do a lot of CVC […]

I have THAT KID in my class

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In response to Mrs. Knights Marbles, about “that kid”, I wanted to share my story. Yes, I said it. I definitely have “that kid” in my classroom. We have all had “that kid”, and its been probably one of the most challenging years of our careers, but we always manage to pick up the pieces […]

5 Ways to Build Number Sense in Your Classroom

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For many of us, our kinders start the school year lacking number sense. It’s a challenge we face every year, and we feel like it’s going to take them forever to learn their numbers! These are some of the ways I have been successful in my classroom when it comes to teaching number sense. Even […]

5 Ways To Prepare For DIBELS

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DIBELS is right around the corner, and let’s face it, teaching to the test happens from time to time in our kindergarten classrooms. We all like to say we don’t, but that four letter word, data, is always lurking in the background! These are just some of the ways I prepare my students for the […]

Management with Markers

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I thought I would share some ideas I use in my classroom when it comes to management. My school requires us to do small groups for reading, math and writing. Well, my classroom is always full of talkers! In order to keep them on task and under control, I started giving out tally marks to the […]