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The random things that come out of their heads. Focus and concentration are two of the difficult things we teach.
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2011 on Secret Thoughts at Kindergarten Today
Someone gave this to us at our kindergarten inservice a week ago: If I can think it, I can say it. If I can say it, I can write it. If I can write it, I can read it. I don't know that I've ever seen it put quite like that before. We are putting it up on the wall in our room.
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2010 on Write about a frog. at Kindergarten Today
I would count some of those, maybe not a year or two ago, but I would now. If the intent is to know what they know, then I count it. The thing I hate the most about ISF is that my second language kids have to hold up to four unfamilar words in their heads AND remember the initial sounds. MOST people couldn't do it in a foreign language. The intent is, can they I.D. the initial sound and differentiate.
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2010 on Testing Kindergartners at Kindergarten Today
Yeah! DIBELS! at the beginning of the year! I just stuck a smiley face sticker on top of that first "G" and told the kids to put their finger in the sticker, because that was where we would start, we only count their correct answers anyway. And that stupid "G" shuts some kids down.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2009 on Testing the Alphabet at Kindergarten Today