Grades

    Re: Switching from 3rd to K!
    kaitlin

    A good "How to Teach the Alphabet" workbook is Super
    Seatwork - Letter Recognition, by Mary Pecci. You may also like
    the workbooks, Color Words and Number Words. It keeps them
    busy and learning while you're busy planning the next step. You
    can check these out on OnlineReadingTeacher.com.

    On 4/12/15, DonnaR/CA wrote:
    > Flacka has given you some good ideas, and she's right on. I am
    > just finishing up my first year in Kinder (after 10 years in
    > music), and find that I've been through all of this.
    >
    > Among books and blogspots that I have found to be helpful:
    >
    > MORNING MEETING, AFTERNOON WRAP UP - by Donna Whyte -
    she has a
    > lot of great management ideas. She includes some of her
    favorite
    > songs and chants (IMPORTANT in Kinder!) in this book too.
    >
    > WORKSHEETS DON'T GROW DENDRITES - by Marcia Tate. This
    is
    > actually part of an online book-study among a few of the
    Kinder
    > and First Grade bloggers, and everyone can follow along. I
    think
    > we're up to Chapter 12 right now, but catching up wouldn't be
    > difficult. It makes you really think about your teaching, what
    > you want to teach, how you want to teach it so that the kids
    > will learn it, and more.
    >
    > Blogspots that I like are mrsjumpsclass.blogspot.com (Deanna
    > Jump, who sells quite a bit of great stuff on TPT),
    > mrswillskindergarten.com (Deedee Wills, another one that sells
    > good stuff on TPT), Donna Whyte's TheSmartieZone.com, and
    > herdingkats.blogspotcom (you will feel, at times, that getting
    > K's ready to go somewhere is like Herding Kats, so this is a
    > well-named blogspot, grin).
    >
    >
    > Donna