Substitute teaching in Kindergarten

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  1. Jenithesub

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    Hello Everyone,
    I recently started a long term substitute teaching position in a Kindergarten classroom. I need some ideas for teaching math to the students. It seems like the only thing that works for this group of kids is worksheets. I want to be sure that I am sufficiently covering all of the necessary math concepts, and I also want to make it interesting for the students. Math games have not worked, because I have a few students that are disruptive. I am working on that as well.
     
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    Are you a long-term sub? If so, do you have available to you a math curriculum?

    Number sense is very important at this age- what are numbers and what do they represent? We also study sequencing-ordinal and daily events, before/after, etc.
     
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    long term sub

    I do not have a math program available to me. The district does not have a set math curriculum. The regular teacher has several different resources to pull from, but they are with her. I have been using the Internet to get reproducibles and activity ideas.
     
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    My suggestion is to get to know the other teachers on your grade level team. As a new teacher last year, my team has been irreplaceable as resources for me. Ask them what they are using? Is there a sequence of skills that they have chosen as a school, district or grade level so that you will be teaching the same things at the same time? Not all schools do this but if yours does you'll want to be on the same page. Also, you can go on line to review the math standards for your state. Finally, check to see if there are standard math tests given -- for example, in my district there are 4 math tests given to all kindergarten students by the end of the year and you'd want to make sure you covered the material the kids would be tested on.

    Sorry -- that is a lot to digest, guess I am wider awake this morning than I thought. Good luck!
     
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    Yipes, it's too bad you don't have a curriculm available to you. That stinks. I would come up with some monthly goals/objectives that you would like the students to work on. Then, start to narrow it down into weekly/daily lessons. Is there another KDG teacher to go to for resources or a curriculum? If not, go to your state edcuation department website to get the standards from there. It's a starting point and might help you get started. If you're still struggling, I would be happy to break down what we do each month/week.
     
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    Do you have a copy of the standards/benchmarks from the state? You can use those to get the big ideas of what the students should know for first grade.
     
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    Enlarge file folder games and use on a flannel board or board with tacky stick stuff. Put up five, take away one and put on the other side. Write the problem 5-1=4 and etc So students see the problem two ways. And you get their attention with the figures.

    File_Folder_Game_Printables-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Send a message ask to join and you will get a quick answer back “Welcome as a member” It is real active right now.

    KS6264@aol.com You send a request asking to join Friends File Folder group and tell why you want to join. (home school, teacher and etc.) nothing fast in reply and she wrote once if you don’t get an answer and invited send another request. After getting to be a member check to get file folder games by e-mail, because yahoo won’t let her store them on the site anymore. Also go to files. Connie Roberts her first file is empty go to the second one and click on the first column. Takes some time I almost gave up before it got loaded There are 80 plus file folder files here ready to copy.

    http://www.fastq.com/~jbpratt/education/theme/filefolders.html

    At this site you will find 38 file folder games.
    www.enchantedlearning.com in search put file folder games

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    http://208.183.128.3/tutorials/gameboard.htm

    www.teachersdesk.org
    It is designed for grades 5/6 but all the activities can be adapted for other grades. There are tons of ideas for file folder games (though they aren't labeled as such) and portable centers. I just browsed through the spelling activities and games and they are great. Lots of things you can copy to Word and print out.
     
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    Math.doc
    1+1= 2 eyes
    2+2= 4 legs on a dog
    3+3= 6 pack
    4+4 = 8 spider legs
    5+5= 10 fingers
    6+6=12 dozen like a dozen eggs
    7+7= 14 days = 2 weeks at grandmas
    8+8=16 age to drive a car
    9+9=18 wheels on a truck

    Another way to teach doubles.....
     
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    We use white boards alot. Put your name on them and when you finish subing take them with you. ***White boards are great and expensive. Go to the lumber yard buy a sheet of smooth white paneling. ---called white tile board…. Our lumber yard cut it up in smaller sizes free. (about 11 by 12 inches) don't remember for sure. Or maybe your high school shop teacher will cut it for you. Next with sand paper sand around the edges just enough to take off the sharp edge. A boys top of a sock ---makes a good eraser. You need a white board, a white board marking pen and sock top for each student. Teacher gives a math problem, spelling word or whatever. When student has an answer they hold up the board. You say correct erase or try again. Our boards get lots of use. **************I have not used this idea. Expo on sheet protectors w/ a piece of tagboard inside just to stiffen it. It worked GREAT! Erase using t-shirt scraps. The sheet protectors will fit right into their binders in their desks.
     
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