I am currently a Kindergarten teacher. I have been at Reeder Elementary for 6 years. Before teaching there, I was an Early Childhood Special Educator in Gwinnett County, Georgia. I have four beautiful and very active daughters. My husband, Kent, and I stay pretty busy going to softball games, soccer games, volleyball games, basketball games, gymnastic meets, and swim meets!I love my life!
I hope that you are enjoying this book study as much as I am! I have found some new blogs to follow! I love reading posts from experienced KD5 teachers AND hearing the same concerns from the "ready to try KD5."
Things to think about while reading chapter 3:
1. Establish a gathering place for brain and body breaks. (Do you call your gathering place anything special? A few of my teammates did. Annie called hers the "Family Room" and Kim calls hers the "Learning Space." I need to come up with something better than "the carpet" lol!)
2. Developing the concept of "good fit" books (There are LOTS of examples of different good fit lessons in blogland AND Pinterest)
3. Create anchor charts with students How will these be visual in the room? Where will you store them? What about small spaces?
4. Short, repeated intervals of independent practice and setting up book boxes (How are you going to keep track of stamina? What will you use for book boxes? What are you going to put in those book boxes on the 1st day of school?)
5. Calm Signals and check in procedures (Do you already have a signal? How will you handle check ins?)
6. Using the correct model/incorrect model approach for demonstrating appropriate behaviors. (Will you keep track of inappropriate behaviors? If they are not doing what is expected, then they are calling out for attention...what other ways can you give them some extra attention so that they can be more independent during D5?)
I will be back on Wednesday ready to link up! I have LOTS to share that day!! :-) Make sure you come back and have your post ready!