K/1st SPLIT advice

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  1. teacherlissa

    teacherlissa Comrade

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    My student teacher from last year got a job at my school (YEAH) and she is teaching a K/1st split. Can anyone please give me some tips/advice to include on a "First Day/Week of School" advice sheet? She is really worried about the K part of the split and how to handle them. Any tips on procedures, expectations, fun lessons...ANYTHING?
     
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  3. JaimeMarie

    JaimeMarie Moderator

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    Since she has not had any of the students before she should start out with rules of school. It will be a refresher for the 1st graders but they sometimes need that. A lot of procedures. She will want to make sure the first graders now HER procedures which can vary greatly from a different teacher. I loved my first six weeks of school book my first year. Of course I was teaching a kindergarten to eighth grade so it had to be adapted some.
     
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    DrivingPigeon Phenom

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    Wow, at first I thought you were maybe talking about a friend of mine. She just got hired to teach a k/1st split and it's her first year, also. I think she has 6 kindergarteners and 8 first-graders. I'll have to print this thread out for her when it's all finished. :)
     
  5. ashleylaurenstl

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    I teach k-1 multi-age and love it. At the beginning of the year I teach routines and procedures just like I did when I taught a stand alone. For the students who were with me last year, it is a review and I can use them as examples. For the new K students and any new 1st grade students they see that the kids from last year have an idea of what is going on and can follow their lead.
     

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