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Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog

Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog
I am so excited about the latest pigeon book; The Pigeon Needs a Bath! I mean... who doesn't LOVE the pigeon??!!?? This may be my favorite pigeon book yet! My class and I have already read it over and over again! Here is what we did with it today. We made "dirty" pigeons, made text-to-self connections, and wrote to inform about pigeons.

Mrs. Wills Kindergarten: Word Attack Strategy Posters FREEBIE You guys have been so kind! I have been reading through some of the nice things you have said about my little old blog... It simply warms my heart~Do I sound like I am 80 years old? Well, it is true (no, I'm not 80), your kind words really make me smile, so thank you! My district set out to create a common language for word attack strategies that would move up the grade levels.. We looked at many resources and tried to pick the simplest, yet most explicit language to help our students. Miss Kindergarten: Learning Resources Easi-Speak Review and Giveaway I opened it up at home and tested it out before I brought it to school. Then boyfriend got a hold of it and I couldn't get it out of his hands! Ha! It was so easy to use, really great instructions and my favorite part was the built-in USB!

The Wise Owl Factory Some words sound the same, but are spelled differently and have very different meanings. Using the wrong word is easy to do, but it is just as easy to use them correctly if you study a few at a time. The following words are frequently confused and used incorrectly: A Springtime Activity for Sorting Consonant Digraphs I’ve been feeling like I’ve been neglecting my first and second grade teaching friends lately by posting bunches of early reading activities. When I purchased those cute little flower boxes at Walmart for the Springtime Vowel Sorting, I couldn’t help but pick up a few of those adorable frogs. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them at the time. So, thinking about what I can make for first grade, I came up with a consonant digraph sorting activity. Click HERE to download the free consonant digraphs pictures. Click the following link to download directions for differentiating this activity.

Headed to Bert’s Room! Before I show you what we did in Bert’s room, here are a couple more pictures from Megan’s room. She almost finished all the fabric on the back of her cabinets and bookcases. She told her principal if they have another lice outbreak she is taking the CABINETS home! Earlychildhood NEWS - Article Reading Center We are always looking for the magic bullet, something that will solve all our problems. And, today this magic bullet for education is technology. It will solve all our problems! It will increase academic skills, reduce dropout rates, eliminate the racial divide in academic performance, and increase SAT scores.

Kindergarten Interest Areas Each day I work with children in small groups during our language arts block. During this time, the other children are engaged in activities that I've set-up in various interest areas in our classroom. I'm calling them interest areas because they are flexible and ever-changing in terms of purpose. Mrs. Wills Kindergarten Erica's Ed-Ventures Discipline by Design Here are eleven techniques that you can use in your classroom that will help you achieve effective group management and control. They have been adapted from an article called: "A Primer on Classroom Discipline: Principles Old and New" by Thomas R. McDaniel, Phi Delta Kappan, September 1986. 1. Focusing Be sure you have the attention of everyone in your classroom before you start your lesson.

i like the ideas for phonological awareness. by pammers27 Apr 21