Here's a little poem, (of sorts) for you to use at the end of the year.
Writing a book is like having a baby. You nurture and feed it. You have times of pure joy and pure worry and then... Blam...
Publishing a book is a lot like having a newborn... So many decisions..
How can I make sure this baby is going to grow to its potential.
Right now I'm in the publishing journey. Can't wait to have a real book to show all of you. It won't be long now.
Here's the cover.
We continue working on shape identification. Some of the Kinders have become "masters" at identifying their shapes. This activity is a challenge for them. Not only do the have to identify the shape in the picture they need to find a label it correctly. Hope it provides that challenge for some of your students like it did mine. Just a word of warning. I've tried to do this with my whole class one year and it was "CRAZY" people. Don't do it. Some of those Kinders are just not ready for that big jump into labeling. Haunted Shape House Download
The songs I play in my classroom help to manage, inspire and motivate students throughout the day. Here is my list of songs.
I'm not sure where the idea came from but whoever thought of it has saved my bacon (read sanity) more than they will ever know.... And it's so simple. Here's the concept.
Every primary teacher thinks they have to have "jobs" for their students to do each day. You know, line leader, fish feeder, etc. And then you have switch up the jobs, make sure everyone gets a "fair" turn with each job. Heavy sigh. Then of course there comes the impossible task of recalling who's job it is to do what on the fly, in front of an audience who is willing to debate whatever comes out of your mouth. It is a recipe for chaos and tears... for the teacher.
May I present your Knight in Shining Armour? Drum roll and trumpets. HAPPY HELPER. And the crowd of seriously exhausted kindergarten teachers goes crazy.
Simple. At the beginning of each day we, as a class check the Happy Helper Chart. The next person on the list is the Happy Helper for the day. This makes me, happy, happy, happy, because now when I need someone to do something or be line leader etc. I say, "Happy Helper please feed the fish" or "Happy Helper please take this to the office." or "Happy Helper please be the line leader". And they love it. Sometimes they get to pick a helper. They have all sorts of special benefits and LAAAAAAAAAA, I don't have to remember a thing. Yahoooo! Attatched is the simple chart I write their names in and place in the classroom for everyone to see. You are going to love this.
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