I've been getting asked the question "so when are you going to post some things about teaching again?" Well, today is your lucky day! I am posting some pictures of my adventures in kindergarten.
I'm slowly getting my kindergarten feet back... at first it was hard. I forgot how simple things are in kindergarten. I'm told this is normal. I agree. I remember having the opposite problem when I started third grade.
My first subject I picked up was math! EEK! We are using Everyday Math. Everybody seems to really detest the program, but it isn't too bad. I'm trying to be as creative as possible with teaching it, but I'm not reinventing the wheel either. I want my ideas to be helpful and too the point. I have 45 minutes to teach math, but in reality only 15 minutes of that is direct teaching time. The first 15 is dedicated to calendar and the last 15 is dedicated to my differentiation students.
So my first day, we did math bundles.
I created a sorting game with craft sticks. It's pretty self-explanatory. They get a stick and then put it in the correct bucket.
I also created a bulletin board. This was for the Spring board outside of the classroom. I love boards... I will be adding more to this one as projects come up! Several of the other kindergarten teachers gave me such lovely compliments on it. Note....I didn't create the flowers...just designed the board!
So as you can see...I'm having a ball! More to come soon!