In this post, I will tell you all about my best ideas in my "bag of tricks" that I have developed over the past 25 years of teaching kindergarten in a low income, Title One school in Southern California. Here are some teaching tips that have worked for me in the past. View Heidi's Blog ABC's, Math, Sight Words & More! But after teaching 28 years, I have come up with quite a few ideas that I have tucked away in my bag of discipline tricks, and I am excited to share them with you today! Our new “Alphabet Formation Videos: Songs to Write the ABCs” is a collection of songs and videos that shows kids how to WRITE each letter of the alphabet, and gives them a reference to each letter sound as well!

The child picks up a letter, and is instructed to touch and feel the letter, and then say it's name. I found ALL OF THESE GAMES in this AMAZING blog by Alice Keeler! Receive all of the latest HeidiSongs News and Updates.

This should also be a great lesson for pre-K and first or second grade students as well. 7.

Our award winning math DVDs include both time-honored concepts such as telling time and measuring, plus newer Core Curriculum concepts, such as using a Rekenrek, and subitizing! With the words written out on screen and simple movements to imitate, these fun songs help children easily memorize the words and spellings to help jumpstart their reading and writing skills. I’ve been refining this basic method for many years as a Kindergarten teacher and now this year as a TK (Transitional Kindergarten) teacher, which is similar to Pre-K. My method uses movement, music, manipulatives, and mnemonic devices (things to help jog the memory) to help kids learn.

These are all (well, mostly!) When all of the letters are matched up, then the child is supposed to sing the alphabet song, touching the letters as he goes along.

There is also a downloadable list of words to use, plus a homework sheet that you can download here. 1. It can be difficult to think of effective consequences that actually teach BETTER BEHAVIOR than simply punish a child for a discipline problem! ), Games to Play with Kindergartners LIVE on Google Meet or Zoom.

Do some of your kids struggle to identify odd and even numbers?

Normally we have to follow our districts curricula but I made a proposal, presented your info along with the common core and won! Today I have a fun and easy craft based on a SUPER fun book by Aaron Reynolds called, Here is another fun, FREE craft for kids based on the book. My principal has given me 100% support because she is seeing the results!

Today, we are very excited to introduce our new Phonics Coloring Worksheets for Word Families, which give kids practice finding & reading words with common phonics spelling rules, & a chance to color creatively, too! In this post, I’m going to tell you exactly how I teach the alphabet, all 52 letters and sounds! Today I am happy to announce that I have FINALLY finished up a complete collection of ALL of the hand motion posters to supplement the. They also give children practice reading and contrasting words from two different word families, so this is really great practice in sounding out words. All parents have to do is make a copy of it and save it to the child's google account, and then the child can play right on the screen by opening two browser tabs!

I hope that it's helpful to you, too! And now since we are a PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) school, it will be handy to have a fresh look at this list.

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