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Let’s connect and share best practices, worries and questions about teaching Kindergarten!
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I'm starting a new job the Monday after February vacation. Kindergarten teacher. What do you guys typically do on a Monday after a vacation?

Really struggling with a few students in my kindergarten class this year and looking for suggestions. I've been teaching K for 10 of the 16 years I've been a teacher, and have never felt as di… more

I HAVE AN INTERVIEW ON TUESDAY FOR A KINDERGARTEN POSITION BUT I'M PRETTY TERRIBLE AT INTERVIEWS 🤦 SO IF ANY TEACHER OUT THERE HAS ANY QUESTIONS THEY THINK I'LL GET ASKED OR ANY HELPFUL WORDI… more

I have been teaching K for 5 years, but have been in early childhood education teaching preschool and first grade for 20 years. I am seeing such a change in the way my students are coming into school … more

Do five and six year old kindergartners eat pencils? Seriously… I think I sharpen 50 pencils per day!🤣

Hi- We are still in remote instruction mode. I have a family that is lacking home structure and discipline. The student throws tantrums over been asked to do simple things on zoom, and they just turn … more

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With all of these changes and teaching live 3 or 4 times a day how are teachers supposed to have time to assess students? Most of the assessing is done one on one
Ideas? Is your admin letting the live… more

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Does anyone have ideas for social distancing little kids walking in line? Teaching personal space in moving lines is difficult in normal years, but this year I don't know how I will get them to ke… more

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How the heck can I teach a kindergartener over the computer? It's all hands on in my class for the first couple of months. I have made and bought so many manipulatives but I can't send twen… more

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I attended a Kindergarten Readiness meeting and a preschool director who has been open for most of the pandemic said that her staff wears smocks or aprons to protect themselves. We are going back ful… more

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Hi All! I hope you guys are staying safe and healthy.
I am hosting a free workshop for teachers that I thought might benefit you. The workshop is called From Unsettled to Prepared Classroom. I am giving you the … more

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What kind of Earth day activities are you posting for next week?

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What apps/platforms are you using to live video chat with your students who are distance learning?

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What are some good Math curriculums? We have McGraw Hill but are looking for a switch

What are your routines for cleaning up after indoor recess?? My class gets so energized and loud during this time, and as they come to the carpet they are still having lots of sillies 🤪

Is it fair for divorced parents to take up two parent/teacher conference slots? I don’t think it is. I would love to hear your thoughts about this and how it os handled at different schools.

I have four girls in my class that talk to each other NON STOP! It is so disrespectful! They talk right over me and even begin talking again before I even finish my sentence asking them to stop! Help!

Anyone taught kindergarten or elementary schoolers and then made the switch to middle school? I thought it’d be nbd, but middle school is a different beast. They keep testing my patience. Any advice?

What do you take for grades in your class/school/district? We have so much fun exploring and make great growth, but I find our hands on activities, while meaningful, are hard to quantify. Any ideas?

I was told to give one students “food rewards” when he does what he is supposed to do. I will only do this if others on task gets the same reward. Non-perishable, kid friendly, bite size food ideas?

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I want to do anchor charts with my class, but I stink at drawing. Who here does anchor charts and lack drawing skills? How do you do yours?

I just got a long-term sub position (~4wks) to kick off a new kinder class. It’s my first time with public school Kinder, and I am NERVOUS! Any tips and tricks for routine and building class unity?

any ideas on how to use these for kindergarten I have about 14 boxes

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good morning...4th yr teaching 1st year teaching kindergarten. Coming from 1st to kinder will there be a huge difference?

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I have decided to use ClassTag this year instead of Bloomz. I was paying a monthly fee for Bloomz and it was so glitchy

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So I hear we are no longer doing go math in the upcoming school year. Instead, we will all be doing envision. Has anyone used envision and what are your thoughts on the program?

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