Big success

Discussion in 'Kindergarten' started by halpey1, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. halpey1

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    Ok - I know this board is usually for questions and complaining, but I had a HUGE success today. A boy in my room who knew almost NO letters at the start of school knew 25 today! :thumb:

    I've written about it on my blog:

    http://halpey1.blogspot.com/
     
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  3. MrsC

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    What an incredible success! I'm glad you're taking the time to celebrate it--it is easy to spend time on the things that aren't going well, but it's even more important to spend time on the things that are.
     
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    I couldn't agree more. At recess, a few teachers listened as I bragged. I know it's easy to complain about things (oh, and we do that too), but wow it's nice to celebrate successes too.
     
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    As a 48 year old male who just finished his first student teaching placement in Kindergarten I know exactly where you are coming from. Those aha moments just make the days worthwhile.
     
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    Congratulations Hap. So please sure what you did, I have one little girl who knows zero on bad days and maybe four on good days. I have been trying to figure out what her learning style is going to be. nothing is working so far. I'm thinking about pulling out the Wilson Program.
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Congrats! It's hard not to over-do it when a kids amazes you- I totally flipped and hugged a girl when she wrote her name by herself for the first time- but hey, those are the things we live for! Good job- you're right, something you are doing is working :)
     
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    Congratulations! That is awesome! Please tell us what you did!
     
  10. halpey1

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    Well my school uses the Reading Street program, but honestly I think it is a combination of the Name Game I've done since the first day of school and this particular little boy's willingness to learn... he's got other issues (of course), but I guess he really is paying attention and soaking up what I'm throwing out there.

    There are many variations of the Name Game, I've gotten a few from different folks.

    Mrs. Meacham has pretty much what I've been doing on her site:

    http://www.jmeacham.com/name.game.htm

    The key is using the class names to help kids learn their letters. They LOVE their new friends - so it WORKS. :D
     
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    Jumping Up and Down with Joy for you!!!!

    (I never understood this age/grade. But as I spent time in kindergarten...I'm understanding these situations...and the immense joy of recognizing letters!!)

    ******

    I think we need a thread for successes...and what brought them to that point. (Goes off to make one!)
     

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