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Summer Must-Reads For New First Graders
This is a list of great reads for Kindergarten kids who are about to start First Grade. The list was compiled by the Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network and The Parkway (MO) Summer Reading List Committee. You can start investing in these favorites, especially if you're going to teach Kindergarten or First Grade.
Reading is the act of making meaning from the printed word, symbols or pictures in one's environment. Children are often taught to read formally using a multifaceted approach which involves word recognition, comprehension, fluency and motivation. As they grow and as their reading exposures increase many begin to struggle and are soon left behind if they do not form meaningul connections. Teachers must be able to find those who have not quite gotten the hang of reading and to make attempts to assist them. There are many reasons why the act of reading may be difficult for some, nevertheless, it is important to find the possible causes and to employ corrective measures to help overcome them. In my 24 years of teaching I have used many different reading strategies in my classroom, however, I believe that the most powerful tool a teacher can use with her students is actually listening to them read and individually note their progress. This article summarizes 12 common errors t
Keep your students well informed about how they should keep their classroom germ-free and healthy. These 42 COVID-19 safety posters (21 colored;21 black 'n white) are great as a bulletin board display or they can be used as anchor charts for instruction when discussing the key rules of keeping themselves safe in their classroom. Reduced sizes are included for student notebooks . Print Only the posters that you need. The following safety posters are included in colored and black and white: •Cough or sneeze in elbow •Cover your nose, mouth and chin (mask etiquette) •Keep fingers out of mouth •Eat your own food •Keep objects out of mouth •Keep fingers out of mouth •Use hand sanitizers •Wipe your surface •Wear your mask •Hands off your face •Stay at your desk •Wash hands with soap •Wash hands for 20 seconds •Rinse with water •Use your own supplies •Stay home when sick •Greet from a distance •Take your temperature •Keep 6ft apart •How to wear your mask •How to wear your shield C
Teaching children to write creatively is not something that you can complete at any one particular grade level. It involves a series of planned situations and activities that gradually lead to independent writing. From as early as preschool a child's writing begins to take shape as he learns to interpret print. As he grows his understanding of that print is translated into a greater command of the language. Essentially, as he progresses through the grade levels his writing unfolds as a more personal stamp. As a teacher my goal is to d evelop the writing skills of my students. This means that I must slowly direct each child to writing independently. To do so I must model good writing, write with them collaboratively, guide their efforts and allow them to work on their own. These stages are summed up under the following headings: Modeled Writing Shared Writing Guided Writing Independent Writing 1. Modeled Writing In this initial step I must